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Blog: News Update – February 1, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The 20 – week abortion ban defeated in the Senate. Voters will determine who was on the ‘correct side’ of this argument. Coloradan’s need to look closely at and remember Sen. Cory Gardner’s voting record. CORCRC encourages you to join Progress Now in a campaign to pressure Democratic lawmakers to take a pro-abortion stance. Here is a link to the letter, a news article and the petition. More background: Lip Service Won’t Suffice: On Democrats and Abortion Progressive leaders say Democratic Party should shun abortion opponents Sign the Online Petition   Legislation Update HB 18-1001 FAMLI – Creates family and medical leave insurance program for paid family leave in Colorado. House sponsors are Reps. Winter and Gray, Senate sponsor is Sen. Donovan. The bill will be heard on...


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Blog: News Update – January 25, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, Positive energy was in the air on January 20th. Millions of women around the world marched in unity. It is clear that the women’s agenda has made its way to the front page and that’s where it will stay. CORCRC was proud to be part of the joyful crowd in Denver. Legislation Update At this time, we are aware of several bills that could challenge the reproductive rights of women in Colorado. Be prepared to participate in actions to defeat these bills as they are presented. CORCRC will alert you as these bills are put on committee calendars. Keep your eye on: HB 18-1004 – Continue Child Care Income Tax Credit for a Qualifying Contribution to Promote Child Care in the state. The bill extends the tax credit...


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Blog: News Update – January 18, 2018

Dear Friend of CORCRC, The legislative session has barely begun and behind the scenes action is keeping CORCRC on its toes.  We know that this session will be intense and exciting.  Because we want you to be aware and prepared to be engaged, we will be sending you a weekly blog with updates and alerts during the legislative session.  It is hoped that the information will keep you informed and motivated. Legislation Update As you read this blog, many bills that effect reproductive rights, health and justice are being drafted.  We can expect to support bills impacting contraception and women’s health.  At this time, no opposition bills have been presented. FAMLI Medical Leave Insurance Program HB18-101 (House sponsors Winter and Gray/ and Senator Donovan) On Feb 6th the House Business Affairs and...


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CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health

CALL TO ACTION: Protect Women’s Reproductive Health   THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON!  Here is information on two issues that will have an enormous impact on women’s reproductive health.  CORCRC urges you to do what you can to defeat these shameful proposed bills.  Alert your friends/colleagues and contact your Congressmen.   *  Saturday, 7/29 at 10 am (east meadow of City Park, behind the museum) CORCRC and other organizations will meet under the lead of Colorado Lives on the Line.  This coalition is working to repeal the ACA.  We are currently looking for stories that describe anytime that you might have been denied services because of insurance restrictions or lack of coverage. *  House Appropriations bill proposes to eliminate all $300 million in funding from the HRSA (US Dept. of Health & Human Services,...


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2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Our Annual Report The Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (CORCRC) Annual Report Fiscal Year: July 2016-June 2017 Changing Landscape: Nationally and in Colorado CORCRC and our supporters experienced extreme challenges, surprises, affirmations, and disappointments in the past 12 months.  Trump’s Electoral College victory has totally disrupted the political landscape of the nation and Colorado.  Our 45th President has broken many of his campaign promises: we are now facing threats to healthcare with particular cuts to women’s reproductive healthcare and Medicaid; innocent immigrants are being deported and there is, increased international military action fighting terrorism and Russian interference in our elections has possibly been enhanced by our own administration. Read entire report here


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Executive Order on Religious Freedom??

Executive Order on Religious Freedom??

Today President Trump eased restrictions on political activity by tax-exempt churches and charities.  Though these laws have never been seriously enforced, this Presidential activity opens a Pandora’s box for official church candidate endorsements and possible financial support.   The CORCRC is anxious about the President’s weakening of the First Amendment.  His concept of religious freedom clearly denies others of their religious rights.  It begs the question: When does my religious freedom trump yours?   We will continue to defend the separation of church and state: the freedom of and from religion.   Until further notice——–   Senator Betty Boyd, President, Board of Trustees Joyce Lisbin Ed.D., Executive Director Colorado Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice


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Discussion Questions for Cider House Rules

Discussion Questions for Cider House Rules

How important is the setting of this film: an orphanage, in Beautiful Maine, a stodgy building, etc? What did you think of Dr. Larch by the end of the movie: knowing that he doctored Homer’s heart health records and lied to Homer? Did you have any reaction to his addiction to ether? Larch makes the interesting statement that because women don’t legally have the right to choose, Homer Wells does not have a moral claim in choosing not to perform abortions. Do you find Larch’s argument compelling? Do you think Homer was ultimately convinced? What struck you about the presentation of fatherhood? Think of   Larch’s fatherly role towards Homer and compare him to Melody and Candy’s father? How do you think the film portrayed women: Candy and Melody? Do you think...


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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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A Matter of Faith: Essay by Reverand Gregory Garland

A Matter of Faith Rev. Gregory Garland I. To be or not to be – human – that was Hamlet’s, and it is our, question. A. And so Hamlet goes on to reflect – What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? B. What is this quintessence of dust? C. What does it mean to be a human being; or a person? D. At what point in our development do we become a human being? E. The answer, it seems, is a matter of faith. A...


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