Big GOP Gains Could Mean More Anti-Abortion Laws
Also, Colorado lawmakers ready their own birth control funding fight.
The Coming Wave Of Anti-Abortion Laws
The big Republican gains in the November elections strengthened and enlarged the anti-abortion forces in the House and the Senate. But it’s the GOP victories in the statehouses and governor’s mansions that are priming the ground for another round of legal restrictions on abortion. (Winfield Cunningham, 11/28)
The Associated Press:
Colorado Lawmakers Wrestle Over Birth-Control Funding
Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives. This summer, Gov. John Hickenlooper and his chief medical officer praised a five-year pilot program — supported with a $25 million private donation — that they said helped decrease Colorado's teen birth rate ... Abortions also decreased, officials said. (Moreno, 11/28)