Anti-Choice Gardner Agrees With SCOTUS: Employers Can Deny Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Anti-Choice Gardner Agrees With SCOTUS: Employers Can Deny Insurance Coverage for Contraception

Gardner’s Dishonest Claim He Would Not Be Threat To Reproductive Rights Proves to Be False 

Denver, CO – Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can deny employees insurance coverage for contraception, a stance that Senator Cory Gardner has long supported, voting for even more extreme measures in Congress. Gardner “dishonestly tried to assure Colorado voters in 2014 that, if elected, he would not permit erosion of women’s reproductive rights” but that has proven to be false, as Gardner has a long record of trying to put politicians between patients and their doctors:

  • As recently as last week, Gardner proudly proclaimed he is anti-choice — a position out of step with the majority of Coloradans.
  • Gardner believes that states should be able to ban abortion — even without exceptions for rape or incest — and while the Supreme Court struck down a rigid anti-choice Louisiana law as unconstitutional, Gardner confirmed two of the justices who dissented the ruling.
     
  • No Comment Cory has refused to say where he stands on a rigid anti-choice ballot measure that the Colorado Republican Party supports limiting women’s right to choose,  even though he voted for similar legislation in Congress earlier this year.
     
  • Gardner has long supported personhood measures, even circulating petitions to get the extreme initiative passed in Colorado. Coloradans have rejected personhood time and again.
  • Gardner has voted at least 10 times to defund Planned Parenthood.
  • Acting as a rubber stamp, Gardner has confirmed all of Trump’s rigid anti-choice judicial nominees.
  • Amid Gardner’s crusade to repeal the life-saving Affordable Care Act, he voted to repeal provisions that guaranteed insurance coverage for contraception and other reproductive health care.

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