GARDNER’S WEEK OF FAILURE: Five Years Ago, Gardner Effectively Voted to Shut Down the Government In An Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood
Denver, CO – Five years ago today, Senator Cory Gardner effectively voted to shut down the federal government in his attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Gardner deceived Coloradans in his 2014 Senate campaign that he would not be a threat to reproductive freedom, but he has consistently attacked a woman’s right to choose and reproductive health care — voting at least 10 times to defund Planned Parenthood and gut Coloradans access to essential care like cancer screenings and contraception.
This week, Gardner even gave Mitch McConnell the “key vote” to rush President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee “across the finish line,” vowing to confirm a nominee who Trump has already pledged would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Gardner’s rigid anti-choice views — like believing states should be able to ban abortion without exceptions for rape or incest and him having supported “personhood” measures and jailing doctors — are not in line with Coloradans. Voters have rejected multiple attempts to restrict reproductive rights at the ballot box. And with yet another attempt to put politicians between doctors and patients on the ballot this year, Gardner is refusing to say where he stands.
To see more on how Gardner has failed Coloradans, visit CoryFailedColorado.com.