(I can’t hide it under a bush, oh no! – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Defying advice from national Republican leaders that GOP candidates should be “compassionate consensus builders” on abortion, Colorado congressional candidate and Weld County Commissioner Lori Saine, a Republican, moved to the offensive today in a Facebook ad, blaming his Democratic opponent, State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, of “pro-abortion fanaticism”, which Saine describes as “murder”.
“It’s time to take on and expose radical pro-abortion Democrats for who they are and defeat them by standing firm for what we believe,” Saine says in her 30-Second ad.
“I call out my abortionist adversary Yadira Caraveo for her militant pro-abortion fanaticism, which includes forcing taxpayers to pay for partial abortions up to the time of birth and forcing Catholic hospitals, doctors and nurses to all faiths to perform abortions against their will. It’s not health care. It’s murder. And I’m not afraid to call it out.
Taxpayer money is not used for abortions in Colorado, and abortion is not allowed at the time of birth.
Caraveo, who is a physician, is pro-choice and recently denounced the Supreme Court’s draft opinion quashing Roe vs. Wade.
“As a health care provider, I give pregnant women and teenage girls I care about choices about their future. Living in a world where I have to tell them they have no choice is devastating,” she wrote on Facebook.
She also said on Twitter: “With deer overthrown and Republicans crusading to ban abortion nationwide, millions of women will lose this essential freedom. I was proud to help lead the fight to ensure Colorado women had the right to choose. My opponents have pledged not only to ban all abortions, but also IVF and birth control. Help me stop them.
Caraveo’s campaign did not return an email requesting comment on the ad.
Saine is competing with three other Republican candidates to win the June 28 primary and the chance to face Caraveo to represent Colorado’s new 8th congressional district, located north of Denver and assigned to Colorado after the 2020 census.
One of Saine’s opponents, State Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer (R-Weld), posted an anti-abortion ad on Facebook in March, denouncing a law pushed by Democrats that codifies abortion rights into law. from Colorado. In a Facebook post, Kirkmeyer denounced Roe last week.
The stance of Saine’s other two opponents, perhaps heeding advice from National Republicans, does not speak to their stance on Roe, although Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann has vowed to be a “voice for life.” and the Unborn” in Congress. Another opponent, Tyler Allcorn, a former Green Beret, did not release a statement on abortion.