Colorado Dems Statement on Initiative 120

Colorado Dems Statement on Initiative 120

Denver, CO — The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that Initiative 120 — a cruel 22-week abortion ban that offers no exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, fetal diagnosis, or domestic violence — has made the ballot:

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll:

“Despite Colorado voters of all affiliations rejecting abortion bans at the ballot not just once, not just twice, but three times in the past 12 years, Colorado Republicans and anti-choice proponents can’t seem to take ‘No’ for an answer. Make no mistake — Initiative 120 is a cruel, calculated proposed ballot measure that would put the Colorado government in OBGYN offices between patients and their doctors. 120 allows for no exceptions for cases of incest, rape, fetal diagnosis, or domestic violence, and is just another attempt to take away a Coloradan’s ability to control their own body.”

“While we know Ken Buck and Colorado Republicans support this invasive abortion ban, we have yet to hear how Cory Gardner feels about this extreme measure. Given his history of lying about his record on reproductive freedoms, and the fact he’s supported similar abortion bans in the past, I can only guess that Gardner supports this cruel, cynical ballot measure.”