Blog: News Update – February 15, 2018

Blog: News Update - February 15, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

Hundreds gathered on the steps of the Colorado capitol to make sure that the long standing Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission continue. The Division will sunset this year and must be extended into the future. The first step in the sunset process was the subject of a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon. Many people were there to testify to the value in keeping the Commission. Earlier the Joint Budget Committee, on a tie vote, delayed funding the Commission. This should not be a partisan issue: defending civil rights is a basic right, This is the first chapter in the continuing story.

Rally to Save the CCRD on Capitol steps on 2.13.2018

Join CORCRC, Colorado and the entire nation as we continue to join forces to resist the onslaught against American values that we hold dear. Yes, our primary mission is to preserve reproductive rights and healthcare, yet CORCRC knows that laws and attitudes negatively affecting social justice, equality and any attempt to minimize or ignore the Constitution, impact these rights.

Legislation Update

Selected Bills to Support

Selected Anti-choice Bills to Oppose
These 3 anti-choice House Bills are scheduled to be heard in February. CORCRC opposes them all. Now is a good time to let your representative know that you are against these bills.

HB18-1082 Women’s Right to Accurate Healthcare Information (Right Act)
Sponsors Rep Saine/Sen Marble
This bill must be defeated. It is really the WRONG ACT and contains a long list of intrusions and barriers to a woman’s choice for an abortion. Burdensome requirements include: unnecessary ultrasounds, a mandatory waiting period, false claims about fetal pain and criminalizing doctors.

HB18-1120 Prohibition of Dismemberment Abortion
Sponsors: Rep. Patrick Neville/Sen. Tim Neville (Feb 28)
The bill creates a definition of Dismemberment abortion and outlaws it. The procedure described is obsolete and rarely used.

HB 1121 No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts
Sponsors: Rep. Tim Leonard/Sens. Tim Neville & Vicki Marble (Feb. 28).
This bill terminates state funding to a Colorado higher education institute that traffics in aborted fetuses. This bill is a solution in search of a problem that does not exist.

Point of Interest
This Colorado Community has the challenge of differentiating between sex educators who present fact over opinion.

Boulder Valley, St. Vrain grapple with health education speakers

Upcoming Events


February 15 – Transparency and Religiously Affiliated Hospitals
The right to informed decisions about one’s health care is crucial to the mission of the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC). Dr. Joyce Lisbin, CORCRC Executive Director, will present information and lead a discussion on how this impacts access to our health care options.
Time: 10:00 am
Place: The Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246

February 24 – Reproductive Road Show – Grand Junction
Colorado Mesa University, 2:30-4:30pm


March 3 – Reproductive Road Show – Fort Collins
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St, Ft Collins, CO 80524
2 – 4pm

March 7: Lobby Day – Register today for Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day
8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the State Capitol, RSVP Required

March 8 – Reproductive Road Show – Denver
Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
5:30 – 7:30pm

March 15 – Reproductive Road Show – Parker
Parker Library
6:30 – 8:30pm

March 21: Women and Families Wednesdays
CORCRC is co-hosting this morning at the Capitol with the Interfaith Alliance. Meet in the Capitol Basement cafeteria and wear the color teal. There will be a brief lobby introduction and an update on bills to be addressed that morning.


April 28 – Reproductive Road Show – Alamosa
Alamosa Rec Center
1:30 – 3:30 pm


May 3: Faith and Freedom Save the Date.
Ticket details to be announced

Time: 6:00 pm, Temple Emanuel


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