Choice issues will continue to impregnate political debate as we head toward November for the simple reason that women, a huge swing voting bloc in Colorado, care about candidates' positions on abortion. Of course they do. That's common sense.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado issued a report yesterday exposing the legislative influence in Colorado of two national anti-choice organizations, Americans United for Life (AUL) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), as well as the state-wide network of "crisis pregnancy centers."
Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs).
The attacks against Planned Parenthood were launched after an anti-choice group released heavily edited tapes of Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of fetal tissue for research. No evidence of wrongdoing has emerged.
Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who last year suggested that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of South Dakota State Rep. Isaac Latterell, who last month wrote a blog post comparing Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.
With the closing of 13 abortion clinics in Texas, one out of six Texas women seeking an abortion will have to travel 150 miles or more. But one out of six? That's only a small fraction, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
An advertisement produced by senatorial candidate Cory Gardner refers to the "American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group apparently does not exist.