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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

Articles by Valerie Richardson

Kathy Roberts, executive director of the Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Center in Longmont, Colorado, is working to rebuild after the center was gutted following a firebombing June 25, 2022. (Photo by Valerie Richardson.)

Pro-life pregnancy center refuses to fold after firebombing

Nearly everything was lost in the firebombing of the Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Center, but as Executive Director Kathy Roberts takes stock of the damage, she keeps going back to the little things. Published August 31, 2022

Mate Fertility, which offers assisted reproductive services at its flagship clinic in Oklahoma City, is seeking to partner with struggling abortion clinics to provide infertility services. (Photo courtesy of Mate Fertility.)

Pittsburgh abortion provider to offer fertility services as clinics diversify post-Roe

Mate Fertility CEO Traci Keen is reaching out to abortion facilities nationwide -- including those operated by Planned Parenthood -- with a pitch to fill the void created by the fall of Roe v. Wade by partnering with her company to offer assisted reproductive services, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). Published August 30, 2022