Cory Gardner is *Still* Deceiving Coloradans About his Anti-Choice Record
Where Does Gardner Stand on the Rigid 22-Week Abortion Ban?
Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner voted for an abortion ban as recently as February and believes that states should be able to ban abortion — even without exceptions for rape or incest — but he’s once again trying to deceive Coloradans by refusing to say where he stands on a rigid ballot measure promoted by the Colorado Republican Party.
While Colorado voters have rejected three separate attempts to restrict women’s reproductive rights in the past 12 years, anti-choice proponents are continuing their crusade with a ballot measure to ban abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy — providing “no exceptions for rape, incest, or to preserve the patient’s health.” Gardner can’t run from his long record of fighting to put politicians between patients and their doctors, including voting for two anti-choice bills this year alone and voting at least 10 times to defund Planned Parenthood. Despite collecting signatures for a past personhood initiative, No Comment Cory has refused to weigh in on the latest ballot measure, which his colleagues and party leaders are supporting.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule in a case that threatens to undermine Roe v. Wade. This is the first major reproductive freedom case to make it to the nation’s highest court since Gardner voted to confirm Justice Kavanaugh and cement an anti-choice majority.
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll:
“Senator Gardner might try to hide his dangerous anti-choice record in Colorado, but in Washington, he’s voted for abortion bans and confirmed judges backed by Trump and McConnell that threaten Roe v. Wade. His record tells Coloradans all we need to know: Gardner wants politicians to be in charge of personal health care decisions and to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Colorado trust women to make their own decisions. Voters won’t be fooled by Cory Gardner’s deception.”