Essential Health

Victory: the American Care Act (Obamacare) is in place. Attempts to repeal Obamacare, cut and cap Medicaid were defeated because of thundering public outcry and the opposition of red and blue-state governors.  The failed Republican plan would have ended health insurance for 3 million people and threatened the lives and well–being of people who need healthcare the most – children, rural communities, the disabled and those with pre-existing conditions.  Those suffering from AIDS, opioid addiction and the ZIKA virus would have suffered even greater cuts in funding for services.  Women’s healthcare would suffer disproportionately.  Not considered “essential health”, funding cuts were intended to devastate Planned Parenthood, family planning and maternity services.   Every major faith encourages, if not mandates. care for others.  Why is this fundamental commitment to providing health care challenged...


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All Options Counseling Service

For many years, Colorado RCRC has offered all-options counseling for women and girls in the midst of a decision regarding their reproductive lives, or in the aftermath of an abortion procedure. Usually, if the caller has a preference, we try to match her up with someone from her faith tradition or one very similar, including the Jewish tradition and the Buddhist faith.  The counseling is provided free of charge by clergy from many denominations and faiths who are trained by RCRC in even-handed, caller-focused counseling on these topics, and who are aware of resources within the community for adoption and other specific needs.  Most of the counseling is now provided by telephone, and we have quite rapid response times (usually within 24 hours of a request.)  All of our counseling is anonymous...


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A Threat to Women’s Health, Equality, and Religious Liberty

As a 79-year-old woman, I grew up in the 1950s before women had access to safe, legal and affordable birth control. I remember well how women were often terrified of a pregnancy that would force them to stop working when they could not afford to do so or wanted to further their education or their career. Sometimes a pregnancy meant more children than they could care for or afford. I remember the extreme and often illegal measures a woman would take to end an unintended pregnancy, even if it threatened her health or life. Thankfully times have changed. Women are now better able to direct their lives and control the timing of when, how many, or if they will have children. The Affordable Care Act recognizes that affordable contraceptive coverage is essential...


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Charlottesville

On Sunday, August 13th CORCRC representatives marched peacefully with others in solidarity with those who were outraged and pained by the violence and hate expressed in Charlottesville.  CORCRC stands in solidarity with those against violence, hatred and white supremacy. Two photos: Dr. Timothy E. Tyler, pastor for Historical Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church and protester


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New Website

CORCRC hopes that you will enjoy the new CORCRC website.  It is more informative, attractive and user friendly.   Review the description of our services, the educational resources and news. The new website is a clean, modern design that is attractive and is easy to use. Some of the improved and new features are listed below.  Feel free to search around and get acquainted with the new and improved CORCRC website.   The new website allows you to have an efficient, responsive and sharp experience on any device. From a big screen monitor to small mobile screens.   The Home page more prominently displays the main calls to action of CORCRC   Events prominently are displayed and accessible via list or calendar form for your ease of use. Additionally, when you click on...


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Register To Vote

Register To Vote

The CORCRC is concerned about the number of Coloradoans who have expressed their distrust of President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission, and they didn’t realize just how much of their voter registration information was already public under state law.  Please do not be bullied by this commission.  Your vote is more important than ever. We encourage all those eligible to register or re-register if you have unregistered. Here is some information to ease the process. Link to www.sos.state.co.us/voter-mobile A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents that show the name and address of the elector.  For examples, please visit: www.govotecolorado.com On a smartphone? Send the text “CO” to 2Vote (28683) for links to election information and voter registration.


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“Our Lives On The Line” Rally

CORCRC co-sponsored Colorado “Our Lives on the Line” Rally By Senator Betty Boyd, CORCRC President The event took place on Saturday, July 29th at City Park in Denver.  It was a rally to remind our US Senators and Congressional Representatives that many lives are truly on the line with proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, best known as “Obamacare”. Many articulate people spoke passionately of the problems with the efforts in Congress. Huge losses of health care, especially for low-income families and kids, for older Americans and for people with disabilities threaten not only their healthcare but their very lives.  As Board President, I attended the event along with 350-400 people.  It turned out to be a celebration as the Senate, just days earlier, had defeated the latest attempt...


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CORCRC Development News

Just when we were feeling afraid, despair, the CORCRC Annual Faith and Freedom Awards Program on May 2nd at Temple Emanuel restored our hope and strengthened our resolve to redouble our efforts in this religious war over women’s rights. The statements from the recipients, Senator Pat Steadman and Reverend Margaret Rush-Hankins, were inspirational, the prayers were refreshingly inclusive, loving, and justice-oriented, the food and wine fulfilling, the gathered community heart-warming, and we raised $8909!  A number that grows each year.   It is clear that you also care about women and their rights, and we know that there are various ways to support those rights, but being part of the Development Team puts you in the middle of our most interesting and inspirational events such as the intimate conversation with Dottie and...


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Message From The President

With autumn quickly approaching the CORCRC calendar is filling up with some interesting activities and events.  We hope you will participate with us and be energized to help in the faith-based work we do for reproductive freedom. Board of Trustees There have been many changes in board composition.  Among those who have left the board this year are Barbara Lee, Joelle Takahashi, The Rev. Ruth Rinehart and The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris.  The Rev Greg Garland retired as of the Annual Meeting. Additions to the board have included Gina Harvey, Rabbi Roberta Becker, Taylor Soderborg, Amy Brown, and The Rev. Tamara Boynton. Officer changes included Rev. Val Jackson’s resignation as President and election of Sen. Betty Boyd, Trudy Brown stepping down as Treasurer and the election of Rabbi Birdie Becker, and the recent...


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Inspiration from a woman named Marianne Williamson

Inspiration from a woman named Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are...


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Blessing By Rabbi Birdie Becker

Blessing by Rabbi Birdie Becker   In a country divided, we need to find unity. In a time of hate, we gather to find support. Through unity and support the Divine becomes discernible. Let us bring opportunities to secure rights for every human being and expand freedom for every human soul. Blessed is the individual who manifests gateways allowing the Divine to be revealed.


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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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