State of Colorado Archives: on Abortion


Amy Stephens: NO on penalties for violent offenses against pregnant women

HB 1154: Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Pregnant Women

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes courts to charge an individual who commits a crime against a pregnant woman that results in the death or injury of her fetus with homicide and assault, in addition to charges for the underlying crime, effective July 1, 2012.

Source: VoteSmart summary: 2014 Colorado Senate legislative session Mar 19, 2013

Randy Baumgardner: Voted YES on penalties for violent offenses against fetuses

HB 1130: Penalties for Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes courts to charge an individual who commits a crime against a pregnant woman that results in the death or injury of her fetus with homicide and assault, in addition to charges for the underlying crime, effective July 1, 2012.

Source: VoteSmart summary: 2014 Colorado Senate legislative session Mar 19, 2013

Amy Stephens: Long history of working for pro-Life causes

On Family Values, Majority Leader Stephens has a long history of working for pro-Life causes
Source: 2012 State House campaign website,StephensForColorado.com Aug 18, 2012

Ken Buck: Opposes abortion rights, even in cases of rape and incest

Buck stuck to his hard-right position on abortion and gay marriage. However, Buck insisted that voters care more about unemployment and government spending. "We get caught on these social issues when the voters want to know about unemployment; they want to know about spending," Buck said when asked to elaborate on his opposition to abortion rights, even in cases of rape and incest.

Bennet and the Democrats have swiped at Buck for his social conservatism. Buck punched back at Democratic efforts to highlight those position instead of his promises to cut taxes & federal spending. But the abortion question didn't go away. At one point in the debate, and Bennet laid into Buck for opposing abortion rights. "Who's going to jail?" Bennet asked, referring to women seeking abortions.

Buck replied, "I don't think abortion's going to be criminalized anytime soon. You have tried once again to take this debate off-topic. Once again, I am going to focus my campaign on the issues Colorado voters care about."

Source: CBS-4-Denver coverage of 2010 Colorado Senate debate Oct 24, 2010

Ken Buck: Oppose federal funding & protect the unborn

As a father of two, Ken believes in the value of life and is opposed to abortion except to protect the life of the mother. As U.S. Senator, Ken will oppose federal funding of abortion and will fight to protect the life of the unborn.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, buckforcolorado.com, "Issues" Aug 10, 2010

Jane Norton: Pro-life and oppose all federal funding of abortion

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, janenortonforcolorado.com Dec 25, 2009

Ken Salazar: Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God

I believe the decision to have an abortion should be between a woman and her God. I will defend that Constitutional right. But I hope that we can work together as a nation to find common ground that makes abortions rare, by providing the best information about and access to healthcare, and by teaching our children the life skills to make good choices.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, SalazarForColorado.com Aug 11, 2004

Ken Salazar: Supports parental notification but not extreme limits

I do not support mandatory waiting periods, spousal consent, biased counseling requirements or other extreme limits on abortion rights. I do support parental notification, with appropriate bypass procedures, and bans on late term abortions, except when necessary to protect the life or health of the mother.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, SalazarForColorado.com Aug 11, 2004

Tom Strickland: Protect freedom to choose; government has no role

I strongly believe the government has no role in the private decisions of a woman in consultation with her doctor. I trust Colorado women to make responsible choices affecting their lives, and that’s why I’ll fight to make sure they continue to have that freedom.
Source: StricklandForColorado.com, “Issues: Choice” Sep 25, 2002

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2012 Presidential contenders on Abortion:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)

Republicans:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
Green: Dr.Jill Stein(MA)
Libertarian: Gov.Gary Johnson(NM)
Justice: Mayor Rocky Anderson(UT)
Constitution: Rep.Virgil Goode(VA)
Peace+Freedom: Roseanne Barr(HI)
Reform Party: André Barnett(NY)
AmericansElect: Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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