In what can be called a rather stunning turn of events, one of Colorado's major newspapers yesterday reported that Colorado GOP candidates are beginning to absorb the import of the 125,000 signatures from Coloradans who see the God-given right to life as,"the first and only legitimate object of good government," to quote Thomas Jefferson.
"That’s a big contrast from 2008, when such top GOP people as then-U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer and Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams, among others, were outspoken critics of the ballot question . . ."
"Political pollster Floyd Ciruli said the politics behind the ballot question, just like politics in general this year compared to 2008, are entirely different. That election was viewed as a big Democratic year, and polarizing GOP social issues such as abortion were unlikely to go anywhere, Ciruli said. This year the political landscape is more favorable to Republicans, and any issue that would bring conservative voters to the polls is something they need to embrace, he said."
To say this is remarkable is an understatement. Amendment 62 affirms the God-given right to life of our pre-born citizens as our founders intended. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
As co-sponsor of Amendment 62, I'm encouraged that our leading candidates are supporting our 100% ban.
Abortion is wrong because it's a baby; it's always wrong to intentionally kill a baby.
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