The story of Planned Parenthood of Greater Colorado (PPCLC) has long been the subject of controversy.
The organization was founded by a group of anti-choice activists in the 1970s.
After the group was defunding its clinics, a small group of pro-choice women began to take over.
They started organizing protests, staging marches and staging a sit-in at PPCLC offices in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The PPCLCs leaders and staff were fired, and PPCLc leaders were jailed for a month.
PPCLci president and CEO Mary Margaret Miller was later released.
But now the organization is in the process of defunding itself.
The latest blow came when a Colorado state law passed earlier this year allows for PPCLocs state employees to be fired if they perform abortions.
The law was signed by Republican Governor John Hickenlooper and signed by Democratic President Mike Coffman on Monday.
“I’m disappointed and disappointed, and angry and frustrated,” Miller told Axios.
“It’s not a good day for women in Colorado.”
PPCLccs board members were told by a federal judge that the law is unconstitutional and will have an impact on the organization.
The Colorado Springs district attorney, Brian McKeown, who also represents Miller, says the law has no place in a democracy.
“Planned Parenthood is not a taxpayer-funded organization,” he told Axio.
“We are not a public-private partnership that benefits the state, or a government-owned business that provides health care to the state.”
PPCCs board voted in April to terminate the state of Colorado’s funding of the organization, citing its failure to meet its legal obligation to comply with federal regulations.
PPCCc leaders say that it was in fact HB 2032, a state-backed abortion ban that was signed into law by Gov.
John Hagan in December 2016.
The bill was signed in the name of the “State of Colorado.”
But PPCC’s board of directors had no idea of HB 2052 when it passed in the state.
That law is currently on hold.
PPClcs state officials, including McKeon, have refused to explain what their decision was.
“This is an effort to keep Planned Parenthood and our health care workers in Colorado and to make sure we are going to continue to serve the people of Colorado,” McKean said in a statement.
The state of Ohio has been trying to defund PPCLicc for more than a year.
It has been challenging to find a way to defund the organization in Ohio.
“Ohio has one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation, but the Legislature has never done anything to restrict the ability of the Ohio legislature to pass the law that was passed by Ohio,” the Ohio ACLU’s Jennifer Smith told Axiolo.
“But we’re working on a plan to do that.”
A spokeswoman for the Ohio governor, Mike DeWine, said he has not spoken with Miller or her board of trustees.
“Our office is reviewing the board of PPCL, but at this time we are not aware of any action being taken by Ohio’s attorney general or the state board of commissioners,” he said in an email.
The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a similar law from taking effect.
Ohio is the only state in the country to have a law like this.
It is a result of the Supreme Court ruling in Casey v.
Planned Parenthood, a case which said the federal government has the power to block state funding of a Planned Parenthood.
The court’s decision allowed the state to continue paying PPCLs state workers.
The decision has been challenged by abortion rights activists and Planned Parenthood supporters, and it is still pending.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit in Ohio challenging the law, arguing that the state should not be allowed to stop PPCL in its tracks.
“In Ohio, abortion providers are required to perform all necessary health care services, including the delivery of fetal tissue for research,” the ACLU said in its statement.
“The state’s ban on PPCL provides a license for Ohio’s officials to interfere with the right to make decisions about a woman’s health.”
The ACLU is also pressing the Ohio Attorney General to file a lawsuit against the state in an attempt to block the law.
The group is asking a judge to block any state from defunding PPCL if it has an active federal lawsuit against it.