Dr. Maryam Guiahi

Dr. Maryam Guiahi is Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Guiahi trained at a Catholic hospital for her OB-GYN residency and since that time she has been interested in how religious institutional restrictions impact women’s access to family planning services and OB-GYN residency training.  Maryam lives in Cheesman Park with her husband and son.


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Prayer for Planned Parenthood

Prayer for Planned Parenthood

To Staff and Volunteers of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains: Spirit of Life, Spirit of Love, We ask for a moment of centering calm amidst the storm. We are breathing deeply, recognizing the miracle of breath, the pulse of connection, and the interconnectedness of all existence. Even in times of great distress, we have cause to be grateful: for this brave and powerful community, willing to stand for what is necessary, willing to trust women to make their own choices about their own bodies. As this community is once again under attack, we hold all the staff in our hearts. We pray for courage and strength for each one who walks amidst this assault. We pray for forgiveness, of ourselves and others, as our own human imperfections are painful to behold,...


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Statement on Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

Statement on Shooting in Charleston, South Carolina

The Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC) extends prayers to families and loved ones of the victims of yesterdays massacre in South Carolina.  The CORCRC mourns the loss of innocent victims of hate and senseless violence. The following prayer is offered by The Rev. Jann Halloran Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church and CORCRC Board President Creative and Loving Spirit, Be with us in this time of anger, bewilderment and grief. May each dear heart lost be long held in our memory: Rev. Clementa Pinckney Tywanza Sanders Cynthia Hurd Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor Susie Jackson Ethel Lance Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. Myra Thompson May they each be remembered as sojourners of courage and peace, and may their courage and generosity of spirit help filter out hate. May hate find no place...


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Justice in Colorado Will Not Come From Putting More Pregnant Women in Danger

Justice in Colorado Will Not Come From Putting More Pregnant Women in Danger

From RH Reality Check, read the full article here. Last month, Michelle Wilkins was the victim of a horrific crime; she was beaten and stabbed, and the baby she was expecting to give birth to was cut from her belly. Miraculously, Wilkins, who had been 34 weeks pregnant, survived the physical assault. This was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, justice will not be achieved by Colorado legislators using it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment. Dynel Lane, the woman accused of attacking Wilkins, has been charged with numerous crimes, including the attempted murder of Wilkins and first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy under Colorado’s Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act. The Colorado legislature carefully crafted this law in 2013 to...


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Mario Cuomo asked: When should I argue to make my religious value your morality? Read his speech iconic speech given at Notre Dame

Mario Cuomo asked: When should I argue to make my religious value your morality? Read his speech iconic speech given at Notre Dame

Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective I would like to begin by drawing your attention to the title of this lecture: “Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective.” I was not invited to speak on “Church and State” generally. Certainly not “Mondale vs. Reagan.” The subject assigned is difficult enough. I will try not to do more than I’ve been asked. It’s not easy to stay contained. Certainly, although everybody talks about a wall of separation between church and state, I’ve seen religious leaders scale that wall with all the dexterity of olympic athletes. In fact, I’ve seen so many candidates in churches and synagogues that I think we should change election day from Tuesdays to Saturdays and Sundays. I am honored by this invitation, but the...


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82 Colorado Faith Leaders Unite to Oppose Amendment 67

82 Colorado Faith Leaders Unite to Oppose Amendment 67

Saying “it goes too far and is too extreme,” 82 Colorado faith leaders today joined together in united opposition to Amendment 67, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban all abortions, including in cases of rape, incest and when the health of the mother is at risk. Among many of its far-reaching consequences, Amendment 67 would also restrict access to certain forms of birth control, and restrict access to in-vitro fertilization for women who want to have a family. “This amendment would impose one religious viewpoint in our state constitution, when there are many religious perspectives on this issue, said Rev. Jann Halloran, president of the board of the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which provides faith-based care and services to women. “We support the rights of conscience, and a woman’s capacity...


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No on 67: Dr. Ruben Alvero's Remarks

No on 67: Dr. Ruben Alvero’s Remarks

Speech below in both english and spanish. English: Vote NO 67 Speech/Medical/Dr. Ruben Alvaro My name is Dr. Ruben Alvaro. As an OB/GYN, I opposed this dangerous proposal when it was put before Colorado voters in 2008 and 2010. I oppose it again this year. Amendment 67 is bad medicine for women and for Colorado. In 2008, the proponents of this dangerous proposal attempted to define “personhood” as being from “the moment of fertilization.” In 2010 they were back with a new version, to define so-called “personhood” as being “from the moment of biological development.” This year they are saying they want to protect “pregnant mothers and their unborn children…” Of course we want to protect pregnant women, from violence, from drunken drivers and from all harm. Amendment 67 is not the...


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No on 67: Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks

No on 67: Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks

No on 67: Personhood Amendment Rev. Jann Halloran’s remarks Speech at July 29th Rally   Good afternoon. I’m the Rev. Jann Halloran And I serve as president Of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice of Colorado. For the past 17 years I have offered pastoral counseling To women with unexpected pregnancies and unexpected risks In crisis about what decision they should make. These issues of reproductive justice are played out in public But individual women and their families are the ones Who suffer in private, trying to make the most loving And ethical decisions they can for themselves and their Families based upon their own beliefs and values. At the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Which offers this emergency clergy counseling service to women of all faiths – or no faith –...


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Trying to be Pro-Life by Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

Most of those who self-identify as “pro-life” or believe in the “sanctity of life” are neither.  To truly be pro-life is to believe that all life, created by God, has worth, dignity, and purpose; therefore, no human, under any circumstance, has the right to play God and terminate any life.  To truly be pro-life is to consistently maintain this view in all issues.  Because all life has an opportunity to reconcile with their Creator, all life must be preserved at all cost.  For those who believe in Christian dogma, to terminate life early robs the person of coming into a saving knowledge of God and the hope of relying on God’s grace for everlasting life.  As it stands now, most conservatives and liberals are prolife on certain political issues and not on...


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