Young moms often struggle with poverty. A program aimed at offering teens and young women free or low-cost IUDs aims to cut the costs of Medicaid births and reduce poverty. Photo by Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS.

Bill allowing public funding for IUDs advances in Colorado House

By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

A bill that would allocate $5 million in taxpayer funds to provide IUDs for low-income teens and young women in Colorado moved through its first House committee Tuesday, garnering the vote of one unlikely supporter — an El Paso County Republican.