Personhood Wins Big in Colo Primaries

Ed Hanks’ Analysis of Colo GOP Primary

[Update on Tambor Williams: See the CRTL Report, Tambor Williams is Not Pro-life, on Dan Maes' tragic choice for Lt. Governor.]

Full article is at Ed's pro-personhood blog lookingontherightside.com. Excerpts:

[Update on Ken Buck: Buck has already broken all his pro-life campaign promises. As the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate:
- Buck now says he will not vote for Amendment 62
- Buck now says he will not introduce an abortion ban
- Buck now says he will vote to confirm PRO-CHOICE judges to the federal bench, judges who will issue opinions to continue systematic child killing, whom Buck will put on the bench for life time terms
He's buckled already, and all he's had to face is the abortion lobby and a girly man like Michael Bennett who argues against unborn children and that America should support killing them. God forbid that Buck ever makes it to Washington with pro-life support, because as surely as the sun sets in the evening, Buck would cave and vote to confirm a "pro-choice" judge who could be on the bench for forty years fighting to keep child killing "legal." In that situation, Buck's hands would be stained by the blood of every child murdered with his support. The least of Ken Buck's worries is that his opponent is running attack ads against him. His greatest worry should be what God thinks, and how history will view him, as it now views all the political cowards who compromised on the slave trade and the Holocaust. If Buck had wisdom, he would be thanking the pro-lifers who are exposing him now, before it is too late, for him. Ducking for cover Buck now is even hiding behind Eagle Forum and their misrepresentation of pro-life strategy (see that ColoradoRTL.org/eagleforum).]

Jane Norton had endorsed Personhood... but on her website she endorsed abortion in cases of rape and incest, which is a stand entirely opposed to the concept of Personhood. [So her defeat was a victory for the pro-life voters who are teaching people that there are no "exceptions" to the God-given right to life.]

Americans United for Life... had endorsed Jane Norton. That was the first endorsement of any candidate that organization had made in four decades [CRTL: although because of a supreme court ruling now permitting them to do so]. Why did they endorse her? Because of Colorado Right to Life and the Personhood movement! AUL realized that if the winner of the primary for the U.S. Senate was a candidate who supported the Personhood strategy, instead of their compromised regulation strategy, it would be the beginning of the end for their control over the regulatory process... Why prefer a candidate with exceptions over a candidate who would protect the life of the unborn from conception forward -- NO exceptions?  Americans United for Life endorsed Jane Norton specifically because she wasn't 100% pro-life!  This was a key race for them... and they lost. Personhood won.

Another key victory was in the Governor’s race, where we now know there will be two candidates on the November ballot who support Personhood – Dan Maes and Tom Tancredo.  Scott McInnis... there were always doubts on our side...

Overall, 11 out of 19 Republicans running for the State Senate this year are pro-Personhood, and there may be more we don’t know about, or who will sign on later. And in the House, 17 out of 65 candidates are on record as supporting Personhood, but probably twice that actually do, and just haven’t gone on record...

In the 6th State Senate District... Ellen Roberts is the most pro-abortion Republican in the Legislature today... It’s best if the pro-abort winner is “their pro-abort” (i.e. a Democrat) not “our pro-abort” (a Republican), because that will make it easier to put a pro-lifer into that seat in 4 years. [CRTL agrees with Ed Hanks and adds that: Our mass murderer is never better than their mass murderer.]

Despite his claims, Ryan Frazier... 7th Congressional District... is not pro-life...

Nevertheless, three of the seven candidates for districts in Congress are on record as supporting Personhood – Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman...

In the State House, a critical primary in a three way race was won by pro-Personhood Chris Holbert, who... beat a pro-abortion opponent with lots of money...

Another State House primary was won by pro-Personhood Ray Scott over his opponent who was widely believed to be pretending to be conservative, and who refused to sign on with Personhood.

In the State Senate, two Personhood candidates defeated their opponents.  Kevin Grantham in Pueblo and Canon City won against a pro-abortion opponent. And in Pueblo itself Vera Ortegon won easily against her opponent who... had rape & incest exceptions.

Overall, 11 out of 19 Republicans running for the State Senate this year are pro-Personhood, and there may be more we don’t know about, or who will sign on later. And in the House, 17 out of 65 candidates are on record as supporting Personhood, but probably twice that actually do, and just haven’t gone on record.

Compared to just 2 years ago, there are probably twice as many candidates for the Legislature who are supporting Personhood and most the Republicans at the top of the ticket (Senate, Governor, Congress) are supporting Personhood now whereas very few did so just 2 years ago.

The whole game has changed with regard to Personhood.  With these key Republican figures supporting Personhood, it’s likely Amendment 62 will also do much better at the ballot box in November. [CRTL note: In 2008 CRTL mailed out thousands of voter education cards that exposed "pro-life" candidates who opposed personhood.]

See Ed Hanks' full report at lookingontherightside.com. 

Related News - CRTL Warning to Pro-life Candidates: As America's very first "Right To Life" group, Colorado RTL has a long memory. We've seen many election cycles where Republicans campaign in the primary as conservative pro-lifers, and then they become moderates in the general election, and then they govern as liberals once in office. With these encouraging primary results, Leslie Hanks, Colorado Right To Life's sponsor of the personhood Amendment 62 stated, "Unlike Jane Norton, Ken Buck says he wants to protect all unborn kids, even the child fathered by a criminal. Now if Ken Buck stands strong, we'll stand with him. [Update: Ken Buck caved almost two months before the election and even bragged that he is so open minded that he would vote to confirm "pro-choice judges to the federal bench. See above.] in September And Scott McInnis lied about not even being a member of Republicans for Choice, when in reality he led them promoting abortion. In contrast, Dan Maes was first to endorse Colorado's personhood Amendment 62, and we see Dan as a man who will keep his word to protect every child."

August 18 Update on Tambor Williams: See the CRTL Report, Tambor Williams is Not Pro-life, on Dan Maes tragic choice for Lt. Governor.

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