Colorado Senatorial Candidate Cory Gardner withdrew his support from state personhood amendments because, he told The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels, he didn't understand that the measures would ban birth control.
Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told Factcheck.org that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.
Reporters looking for another source to counter senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's contention that "there is no federal personhood bill" can turn to Colorado's gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who cosponsored federal personhood legislation and, unlike Gardner, acknowledges that it exists!
Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?
Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."
"Women's health" is not an abstract concept created in a conference room in D.C. It's a reality for women in their daily lives. After the campaigns have shut down, women voters go back to just being women, hoping to get to make decisions about their own health care without politicians interfering.
In an explosive interview broadcast Sunday, Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols four times that a federal "personhood" bill does not exist, even though Gardner cosponsored such a bill just last year.
It's a big week for Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner, as the clock ticks down on his opportunity to withdraw his co-sponsorship from a federal personhood bill, which aims to ban all abortion, even for rape and incest.
Personhood pressure, in its various forms, faced by Gardner as he worked his way to power, is still very much alive within Colorado's GOP, even in Jeffco, one of the entire country's most critical swing counties.
It's clear enough that personhood was one of the foundational building blocks of his climb to Congress, proving Keith Mason correct and shedding light on the short-term gain GOP candidates encounter by joining with anti-abortion activists.
When Cory Gardner's campaign tries to say the federal anti-abortion, anti-birth control bill isn't the same as the state personhood bill, we ask: do you really think Colorado women and Colorado voters are that dumb?