Blog: News Update – March 1, 2018

Blog: News Update - March 1, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC,

SUCCESS!! Thanks to a strident coordinated effort by all of the members of the CO Reproductive Rights Health and Justice Coalition two anti-choice bills (HB18#1082 & HB18#1225) were defeated last week and another two (HB18-1120  Prohibition of Dismemberment Abortions and HB18 1121 – No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts) just yesterday.  Read the stirring testimony by Pastor Greg Garland by clicking on this link. CORCRC is proud and pleased to be a part of this effective coalition.  Below are a few photos from the fiery and passionate press conference that preceded last weeks committee hearings.

The defeated bills were an insult to all women and the dedicated family planning medical professionals. None of the proposals did anything to promote women’s health or well being.  Though our success is sweet, we will not be able to sit on our laurels as there is always more to come.

Karen Middleton, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado & Rep. Ginal from Fort Collins with Handmaidens

Trudy Brown, Board member; Joyce Lisbin, CORCRC Exec. Director; Pastor Greg Garland; and Senator Betty Boyd, CORCRC Board President

To assure our continued successes, we need to know that you care and that you want to get more involved. Here are two ways that you can directly impact the outcome of legislation: join us on Lobby Day, March 7th and Women and Families Wednesdays on March 21st. See details under the calendar of events.

Legislation Update

March 1, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 the House Judiciary Committee will hear HB 18-1256, sponsored by Speaker Crisanta Duran. This bill is the Sunset continuation of the Colorado Civil Rights Division and Commission.

March 6, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 the House Judiciary Committee will hear will hear HB 18-1206, Rep. Stephen Humphrey’s “Live and Let Live” Act. The bill undermines many civil rights protections, especially for the LGBTQ community.

Points of Interest

The intersection of medical racism and misogyny is fueling the abortion controversy in the black community. This article includes a must-see video that clearly describes this divide. Now is the time to discuss this issue and use the documentary as a catalyst.
How Medical Racism Created a Black Anti-Abortion Movement

CORCRC job posting: Liaison/Community Organizer part-time in Grand Junction. Go to for more information contact information to Joyce Lisbin at

Upcoming Events

JOIN US to learn how the Colorado Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition is working to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights in Colorado. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Capitol and how you can help. We also want to hear from you! Tell us what’s happening in your schools and community and how we can help make your community and the state of Colorado a leader in Reproductive Rights.

Please note that the updated calendar includes the details of the Reproductive Road Show. Please be sure to join in on our discussion when we come to your community.



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.

March 22 – Reproductive Road Show – Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S 8th St #100, Colorado Springs
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


April 7th _ Reproductive Road Show – Durango
Durango Public Library
1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
1:30 to 3:30pm

April 28 – Reproductive Road Show – Alamosa
Alamosa Rec Center
2222 Old Sanford Rd, Alamosa
1:30 to 3:30pm


May 2: Reproductive Road Show – Longmont
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave, Longmont,
Wednesday May 2, 2018
6:30 to 8:30pm

May 3: Faith and Freedom Save the Date.
Ticket details to be announced
Time: 6:00 pm, Temple Emanuel


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