Monthly Archives: April 2019


Blog: News Update – April 30, 2019

MAY 7 – 2019 Faith & Freedom Reception  Tickets still available! Please Join the CORCRC and Friends for the 2019 Faith & Freedom Award Reception honoring Colorado Senator Joann Ginal for her contributions to CORCRC and Women’s Reproductive Rights and Daisy Patton for her artistic contribution to the CORCRC card project. Heavy hor d’oeurves served. Entertainment by Josie Quick, Violinist.     Dear Friend of CORCRC, Is there room for optimism? Advocates for reproductive rights, health care and those concerned about the general status of women can pause and wonder if there is room for optimism without letting down our guard? Thanks to U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian in Spokane, Wash., the proposed Title X (gag) rules will not go into effect on May 3. Judge Bastian issued a nationwide temporary injunction against...


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Blog: News Update – April 23, 2019

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Take an Opportunity to Debunk Major Abortion Myths with Information  If you are fortunate enough to have a conversation with a person who really wants to talk with you about abortion and reproductive rights, here is some major information to dispel the myths surrounding what has been made into a huge controversy.  The attached article replaces misinformation about the emotional and physical effects of abortion.  It details the lack of pragmatic support provided by those who are adamantly anti-abortion to the destructive restrictions that they are working to impose.  “Anti-choicers don’t want to stop abortion. They want to punish women, potentially with death, for seeking abortions. If you doubt this, consider that several states are considering legislation that would impose the death penalty on women who seek abortions.” Separation of...


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Blog: News Update – April 16, 2019

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The Me Too Movement: Challenges to the Double Standard The ubiquitous “war between the sexes” continues to be subtle, bold, and powerful. The unwritten doctrine that perpetuates this war is the ‘double standard’. The double standard is society’s guide that prescribes the way men and women should behave, think, and act. This guide, just like the famous travel guides by Rick Steves and other travel gurus, deviates within each community, from family to family, and is broadly interpreted again by each individual. The fundamental message of these guides is consistent: the rules for men and women are different and all too often women are less equal than men. The rules designed to sustain this fundamental proposition place limits on each sex, promote stereotypical thinking and contribute to inadequate communication. However, the traditional sex roles continue...


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Blog: News Update – April 9, 2019

Dear Friend of CORCRC, “Roe continues to exist, but only in the way a storefront on a western movie set exists: a mere façade to give the illusion of reality.”  – Chief Justice William Rehnquist in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 1992 It is a painful fact that this 1992 quote is still accurate and reproductive rights are at great risk 27 years later.  It’s not that Americans have changed their minds about abortion: only one fifth of Americans think that abortion should be banned. Surveys consistently report the public’s support for abortion. Though public attitudes may consistently be in support of abortion and reproductive rights, the balance of power has drastically shifted due to the make-up of the Supreme Court and the aggressive, restrictive legislative efforts on the state...


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Blog: News Update – April 2, 2019

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Potpourri of News: Women’s issues and women’s perspectives are driving politics and policies around the globe. Reproductive rights, health and justice are a driving force across the spectrum of concerns here and abroad. Because keeping up with current events is nearly impossible, here is a potpourri of news articles that address the ramifications of news events on women and their families. In the USA, abortion is more than a symbolic wedge of public opinion. Abortion rights and access are so threatened that several red states have passed or are pushing through bills that prohibit an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Fetal heartbeat is usually detected around 6 weeks, which is before most women even know that they are pregnant. Fortunately, courts are challenging the constitutionality of...


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