Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pre-Election Legislative Candidate Evaluations, October 2012


Update 11/2 re:Larry Crowder - Senate District 35 (below)

Note to readers: 1) This list will be updated with new survey responses if more candidates respond. If a pro-life candidate has not responded, please encourage them to do so!
2) This list is limited to Colorado legislative candidates. Our volunteers have limited time to expand the scope of this survey. CRTL may issue statements on other races, but for the most part this is our focus in 2012.


The 2012 Colorado Right to Life survey asked 9 position questions of candidates, establishing their positions on government mandates such as the HHS rule that would force pro-life doctors and pharmacists to prescribe abortifacients, fetal homicide legislation, taxpayer funding of abortions, the protection of unborn children under the 5th and 14th Amendments, whether they believe in exceptions to allow abortions for rape or incest, their position on the Personhood Amendment, beliefs about euthanasia, beliefs about medical experiments that destroy a developing human being, and their position on whether it is sometimes okay to compromise in order to save some lives even though the compromise undermines the principle of a Right to Life (i.e. are anti-abortion regulations helping or hurting the fight to establish rights for all unborn children?).

No candidate is considered "pro-life" unless they support the Personhood amendment and have pledged to oppose all abortion (with the understanding that a doctor may take action to save a woman’s life while also trying to save the baby’s life, even if the baby’s survival is doubtful due to other factors). This is the only position consistent with the inalienable Right to Life of every innocent human being at every age or stage of development. Candidates who support "rape or incest exceptions" are NOT pro-life because there is never an excuse to kill an innocent child.


Congressional Candidates



Congressional District 2

Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) is pro-life and has been an ally of the pro-life movement for many years, has endorsed and signed petitions for all of Colorado’s Personhood Amendments.

Congressional District 5

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) is 100% pro-life and has cosponsored Personhood legislation at the federal level. This is a major sign of commitment that Lamborn has been the most outspoken of all of Colorado’s Congressional delegation on this issue.

* Note on Other Congressional candidates: Other candidates, including Reps. Gardner and Coffman, and including Joe Coors (candidate in the 7th district) are believed to be pro-life, but were not surveyed, and the extent of their continued commitment to Personhood is unclear. Doug Campbell, American Constitution Party candidate in the 7th District, is pro-life and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly.



State Senate Candidates

State Senate District 4

Mark Scheffel (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey, but is believed to support Personhood. Please ask him to return his survey. Holly Gorman (D) is pro-abortion, and Chris Grundemann (L) is believed to be also (Libertarian positions are generally not pro-life).

State Senate District 8

Rep. Randy Baumgardner (R) is 100% pro-life with no exceptions, and supports Personhood. He has responded to the CRTL survey with 9 out of 9 questions answered correctly. Emily Tracy (D) and Sacha Weis (L) are pro-abortion.

State Senate District 10

Owen Hill (R) is pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 8 out of 9 questions answered correctly (he still believes anti-abortion regulations are helpful, but is willing to listen further about how they undermine the Right to Life). Christopher Mull (ACP) may support Personhood (his party platform supports Personhood). Brandon Hughes (L) is believed to be pro-abortion.

State Senate District 12

Sen. Bill Cadman (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 out of 9 questions answered appropriately. James Michael Bristol (ACP) may support Personhood (his party platform supports Personhood). Dave Rispecki (L) is probably pro-abortion (Libertarians typically are).

State Senate District 14

Syndi Anderson (R) has been contacted multiple times, but has not returned her CRTL survey. Personal conversation has indicated she supports abortion in cases of rape and incest. John Kefalas (D) is pro-abortion and opposed justice for unborn victims of violence (he opposed the bill that would allow the unborn children of pregnant victims of crime to be treated as victims under the law). Rothe Barrett (U) is pro-abortion. Jeff Johnston (L) is probably pro-abortion (Libertarian candidates typically are).

State Senate District 17

Charlie Plagainos (R) has not returned his CRTL survey. His website has no indication that he is pro-life. He is believed to be pro-abortion. If you have information to the contrary, please let us know. Matt Jones (D) is pro-abortion, and presumably so is Ken Bray (L), as most in his party are.

State Senate District 18

Barry Thoma (R) responded to the CRTL survey without answering questions. He claimed to be opposed to Roe v. Wade, but indicated he wasn’t sure when unborn children should be protected under the law. He may believe he is pro-life, but he does not understand the issues at all. He appears to be pro-abortion with exceptions. Rollie Heath (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 19

Lang Sias (R) has called himself pro-life, but has been contacted several times during 2010 and 2012 and has never answered a CRTL survey. His credentials and commitments are suspect. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. We have no reason to believe Sias is legitimately or sincerely pro-life. Sen. Evie Hudak (D) is pro-abortion. Lloyd Sweeney (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates of his party are.

State Senate District 21

Francine Bigelow (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and answered correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. Jessie Ulibarri (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 22

Ken Summers (R), despite being a former pastor, Summers is NOT pro-life. He has voted for a conscience-violating measure requiring pro-life doctors and pharmacists to provide “emergency contraception” (i.e. the abortifacient “morning after” pill), and has responded angrily when asked about pro-life measures. Summers did support CRTL’s principled fetal homicide measure in 2012. Rep. Andy Kerr (D) is pro-abortion and opposed justice for unborn children who are victims of crimes (the fetal homicide measure).

State Senate District 23

Vicki Marble (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood and answered 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey correctly. Lee Kemp (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 25

John Sampson (R) claims to be pro-life, but he has been contacted multiple times, and has not returned his CRTL survey. His website has no indication that he is pro-life. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. The only thing we know about him is that he will not support the Personhood Amendment, or discuss the issue further. Sen. Mary Hodge (D) is pro-abortion. Ronald Schweitzer (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State Senate District 26

David Kerber (R) has never even claimed to be pro-life. He has not answered the CRTL survey even after multiple contacts and has refused to sign the Personhood petition. To the best of CRTL’s knowledge, Kerber is NOT pro-life. Sen. Linda Newell (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 27

Rep. Dave Balmer (R) has expressed strong pro-life commitments and is pro-Personhood, but has not returned his CRTL survey. Please encourage him to do so. David Paladino (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 28

John Lyons (R) claims to be pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey even after numerous contacts. He is not believed to support Personhood. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. Nancy Todd (D) is pro-abortion. Robert Harrison (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates in his party are.

State Senate District 29

Bill Ross (R) has been contacted twice and has not responded to the CRTL survey. We have no information to indicate he is pro-life. Sen. Morgan Carroll (D) and Michele Poague (L) are pro-abortion.

State Senate District 31

Michael Carr (R) has become the GOP candidate since the primary, and has not had time to respond to the CRTL survey. If he responds, we will update you. As of now, we have no information on his positions on abortion. Sen. Pat Steadman (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 32

Roger Logan (R) is an unknown quantity and we have no information on him. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Irene Aguilar (D) is pro-abortion.

State Senate District 33

Jason DeBerry (R) claims to be pro-life, but responded to the CRTL survey with only 5 of 9 questions answered correctly (he does not believe in Personhood, doesn’t believe humans should be protected from conception on, and believes euthanasia should be allowed). He is NOT pro-life. We will work with him to convince him to reconsider on these points. Sen. Mike Johnston (D) is pro-abortion. Courtney Kolva (L) is pro-abortion (she even supports public funding for abortions, which is unusual for a Libertarian candidate).

State Senate District 35

Update 11/2: Larry Crowder (R) is 100% pro-life with no exceptions, and supports Personhood. His wife even runs a crisis pregnancy center in Alamosa. Crestina Martinez (D) is pro-abortion. William Stuart Bartley (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.




State House Candidates

State House District 1

John Kidd (R) has not returned his CRTL survey. Please encourage him to do so. Rep. Jeanne Labuda (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Mike Law (L) is believed to be pro-abortion.

State House District 2

TJ Tyrrell (R) is an unknown quantity. Please encourage him to contact CRTL. Rep. Mark Ferrandino (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Desiree Maikranz (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from her party are.

State House District 3

Brian Watson (R) is an unknown quantity. Please encourage him to contact CRTL. Rep. Daniel Kagan (D) is pro-abortion, and led the fight to oppose justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). David Jurist (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 4

David Dobson (R-Denver) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and answered the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly. Rep. Dan Pabon (D) claims to be a “pro-life Catholic” but that is NOT true -- he is actually pro-abortion. Pabon even voted to oppose justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Pabon (the “pro-life Catholic”) has been endorsed by pro-abortion Planned Parenthood, which requires total adherence to their agenda to qualify for an endorsement.

State House District 5

Ronnie Nelson (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Crisanta Duran (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Victor Villacres (G) is believed to be pro-abortion.

State House District 6

Robert Hardaway (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Lois Court (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Morton Brooks (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 7

Travis French (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Angela Williams (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). .

State House District 8

Alan Johnson (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Beth McCann (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Maury Mingle (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 9

Celeste Gamache (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe she is pro-life. Please ask her to contact CRTL. Rep. Paul Rosenthal (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes).

State House District 10

William Eckert (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes).


State House District 11

Ellyn Hilliard (R) does not support Personhood, and supports abortion in cases of rape or incest. This is not a pro-life position. Rep. Jonathan Singer (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes).


State House District 12

Russ Lyman (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Mike Foote (D) is pro-abortion. Matthew Webber (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.


State House District 13

Adam Ochs (R) has not contacted CRTL and we have no reason to believe he is pro-life. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Rep. Claire Levy (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Howard Lambert (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.


State House District 14

Daniel Nordberg (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey, but has been an aide to pro-Personhood Congressman Doug Lamborn, and has also been associated with the pro-life Republican Study Committee, so we assume he is inclined to be pro-life. If you know him please ask him to return his CRTL survey. We also assume Thomas O’Dell (ACP) supports Personhood, as most candidates from his party do. David Lucero (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 15

Rep. Mark Waller (R) claims to be pro-life, but has not supported Personhood, and is not believed to be truly pro-life. Michael Edstrom (ACP) is presumably pro-life as are most candidates from his party, but please encourage him to contact us. Larry Reedy (L) is pro-abortion.

State House District 16

Rep. Janak Joshi (R) says he is pro-life on his site, but his support of Personhood is unknown. He was very cooperative with CRTL in pushing a non-objectionable, non-compromised, Fetal Homicide measure through the legislature this year – the first time one passed either chamber of the Colorado legislature (it failed in the Senate a couple of weeks ago). He is associated with the pro-Personhood Republican Study Committee, and also attended the CRTL Banquet in 2012. We would like to have him on record with regard to his commitments, so please encourage him to return his survey. David Rawe (ACP) probably supports Personhood, as most candidates from his party do. Michael Giallombardo (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 17

Mark Barker (R) is pro-life and supports Personhood. He responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in 2010, and this year he indicated his positions have not changed and will not. Tony Exum (D) is pro-abortion, as is Susan Quilleash (L). Barry Forest Pace (ACP) probably supports Personhood, as most candidates from his party do.

State House District 18

Jennifer George (R) has not returned her CRTL survey, and we are unsure of her commitment to pro-life issues. The American Constitution Party has a candidate, Amy Fedde, who presumably supports Personhood, as do most from her party. Pete Lee (D) is pro-abortion. Robert Melamede (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 19

Rep. Amy Stephens (R) claims to be pro-life, but has never answered a CRTL survey, and her record with regard to pro-life issues is mixed (she supported CRTL’s principled fetal homicide measure, but also in the past supported muzzling pro-life protestors with a new law she sponsored). With rare exceptions, she has remained silent and disinterested in pro-life issues in the past 6 years at the Capitol. She enabled Obamacare, and its taxpayer-paid abortion provisions, by sponsoring HB-200. After 3 attempts to contact her in 2012 (and at least a dozen, total, since 2008), she has never responded to the survey. Nor has she responded to the Pikes Peak Citizens for Life survey, or the Christian Coalition survey. If she is pro-life, why wouldn’t she respond to at least one of us?? Also, NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Stephens a 67% rating in 2008. CRTL is very concerned that Stephens is a FAKE pro-lifer.

Alan Bassett (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are. Timothy Biolchini (ACP) probably supports Personhood, as most candidates from his party do.

State House District 20

Rep. Bob Gardner (R) has never responded to a CRTL survey, and also supported the conscience-violating “emergency contraceptive” legislation which forces pro-life doctors and pharmacists to provide the abortion-causing “morning after pill.” Gardner is NOT pro-life. Michael Goldsborough (D) is probably pro-abortion.

State House District 21

Lois Landgraf (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 of 9 questions. Sean Halstead (ACP) probably supports Personhood. Laticia Burns (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from her party are.

State House District 22

Justin Everett (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 of 9 questions. Mary Parker (D) and Lynn Weitzel (L) are both pro-abortion.

State House District 23

Rick Enstrom (R) has failed to respond to multiple attempts to contact him, and has not returned his survey. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. Rep. Max Tyler (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Michael Beckerman (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 24

E.V. Leyendecker (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey, and is believed to be pro-abortion. Rep. Sue Schafer (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Christian Althen (L) is is pro-abortion.

State House District 25

Cheri Gerou (R) is NOT regarded as pro-life. She has never responded to a CRTL survey and is considered an unreliable vote on even the least of pro-life votes. Lorna Idol (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Jack Woehr (L) is pro-abortion.

State House District 26

Chuck McConnell (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us. Diane Mitsch Bush (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 27

Libby Szabo (R) has not returned surveys since 2008, but we believe she probably supports Personhood. Her silence is disconcerting. Tim Allport (D) is pro-abortion. G.T. Martin (L) is believed to be pro-abortion.

State House District 28

Amy Attwood (R) is probably pro-life, but we have asked her for a survey response 3 times so that we can establish this, and she still has not responded. Brittany Petterson (D) is pro-abortion. Niles Anderson (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most in his party are.

State House District 29

Robert Ramirez (R) has responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in the past. We believe he is pro-life. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) and Hans Romer (L) are pro-abortion.

State House District 30

Mike Sheely (R) has responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in the past, though we have no heard from him this year. We believe he is pro-life. Jenise May (D) is pro-abortion. Shea Lantz (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from that party are.

State House District 31

Beth Humenik (R) is an unknown quantity – she has not responded to the CRTL survey and there’s nothing on her website to indicate views on abortion. We must presume she is not pro-life. Joe Salazar (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 32

Paul Reimer (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey, but his responses to an online survey appear to qualify him as pro-life, though specific support for Personhood is unclear. He doesn’t appear to have a website or contact info available online. If anyone could put him in touch with CRTL that would be appreciated. Dominick Moreno (D) and Brett Halbert (L) are pro-abortion.

State House District 33

David Pigott (R) has failed to respond to 3 attempts to contact him, and has not returned his survey. It is Pigott’s intentional strategy to avoid any conversation not related to economic issues, and it is CRTL’s best assessment that he is not pro-life. Rep. Dianne Primavera (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). W. Earl Allen (L) is is pro-abortion.

State House District 34

Jodina Widhalm (R) has claimed to a supporter that she signed the 2012 Personhood petition. She needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us. Steve Lebsock (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 35

Rep. Brian Vande Krol (R) is pro-abortion (he was mis-identified in 2010 as pro-Personhood, but set the record straight with a reporter that he supports “a woman’s right to choose”). Rep. Cherilyn Peniston (D) is also pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes).

State House District 36

Jim Parker (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us. Rep. Su Ryden (D) is pro-abortion and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). Wes Long (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 37

Rep. Spencer Swalm (R) claims to be pro-life, but has never responded to a CRTL survey, being approached more than 6 times over 6 years time, and supported the conscience-violating "emergency contraception" mandate in the legislature. His commitment to pro-life issues is in question. Jan Spooner (D) is pro-abortion. Jeffrey Kicia (L) calls himself pro-life, but misunderstands some important issues, and supports abortion in cases of rape & incest.

State House District 38

Kathleen Conti (R) responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in 2010, however general opinion now seems to be that she lied about her beliefs on our survey and a number of others (she campaigned as a pro-life, fiscal conservative, and she appears to be neither). She is regarded as an unreliable vote on pro-life issues. Donovan O’Dell (D) is pro-abortion. Jonathan Barber (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 39

Polly Lawrence (R) is pro-life, and has expressed support for Personhood, answering correctly on 9 of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. We have some caution because she did not support Personhood in 2010, but we will trust that she is sincere and let her build a pro-life record in the legislature to confirm her support. Carla Turner (D) is pro-abortion. Donna Price (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from her party are.

State House District 40

Cynthia Acree (R) is believed to be pro-life, but she has not responded to the CRTL survey. John Buckner (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 41

Art Carlson (R) is a recent entry into this race, having lost a primary for the State Senate earlier. He claims to be pro-life, but has avoided going on record to any degree. He is believed to not be sincerely pro-life. Jovan Melton (D) and Maria Fay (I) are pro-abortion.

State House District 42

Michael Donald (R) is 100% pro-life and supports Personhood, responding correctly to 9 of 9 questions on the survey. Rep. Rhonda Fields (D) has become very shrill in opposing pro-life efforts and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes). .

State House District 43

Speaker Frank McNulty (R) has said in the past he supports Personhood, but he has taken action as leader of the House Republicans which cast doubt upon his commitment to taking pro-life action. He has never responded to a CRTL survey. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. Gary Semro (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 44

Rep. Chris Holbert (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly. Jarrod Austin (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 45

Rep. Carole Murray (R) is believed to be pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey. Tony Stoughton (D) is pro-abortion. Hanna Kjerengtroen (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from her party are.

State House District 46

Jerry Denney (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey but information on his website uses “code words” that seem to indicate he is pro-abortion.. We must presume he is not pro-life. Leroy Garcia (D) is presumed to be pro-abortion, as almost all candidates from his party are.

State House District 47

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R) claims to be pro-life, but needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Chuck Rodosevich (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 48

Stephen Humphrey (R) responded to the CRTL survey with 8 of 9 questions answered correctly (not agreeing with CRTL’s position against anti-abortion regulations which undermine the concept of a Right to Life). John Gibson (D) is pro-abortion.

Note: It should be noted that there was a bitter primary between two Republican candidates who responded with pro-life answers to the CRTL survey, but at least one of the mailers/letters against Jeffrey Hare (R) was intentionally misleading and deceptive, saying that he opposed pro-life legislation, whereas he instead pledged on his survey to support a total ban on abortion (Personhood), and the letter specifically said Hare opposed fetal homicide legislation, whereas Hare specifically promised to support such legislation on the CRTL survey. Moreover, the letter from a sitting legislator made it sound like Hare’s answers to the CRTL survey opposed pro-life legislation, whereas Hare’s responses were actually better than Humphrey’s. While Humphrey unquestionably benefited from these mailers (many of which may have been deceptive or misleading, but only one of which CRTL can confirm as such), it’s unclear if Humphrey was involved in creating or authorizing these mailers. Humphrey has apparently not denounced these mailers. He has not responded to a request to contact CRTL to discuss the deceptive letter. CRTL is uncertain if anyone can trust Humphrey, considering what has happened.

State House District 49

Perry Buck (R) has not responded to CRTL’s survey, or attempts to contact her, so her position on Personhood is unknown. James Shelton (D) is probably pro-abortion, as almost all candidates from his party are.

State House District 50

Arthur “Skip” Carlson (R) is an unknown quantity, and nothing on his website helps to understand where he stands on abortion. He is presumed not to be pro-life. Dave Young (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 51

Rep. Brian DelGrosso (R) is believed to support Personhood, but we have not heard from him to confirm this. Mark Shaffer (D) is pro-abortion. Michael Renker (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 52

Bob Morain (R) is an unknown quantity, and nothing on his website helps to understand where he stands on abortion. He is presumed not to be pro-life. Joann Ginal (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 53

Jonathan Fye (R) is an unknown quantity, and nothing on his website directly addresses abortion. Please ask him to contact CRTL. Randy Fischer (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 54

Jared Wright (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. Tim Menger (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 55

Rep. Ray Scott (R) is 100% pro-life and supports Personhood, responding correctly to all questions on the survey. Dan Robinson’s (D) position on abortion is unclear. Virgil Fenn (L) is pro-abortion, and Planned Parenthood (PPVotesColorado.org) took the extraordinary step of endorsing Fenn, rather than the Democrat, in this race.

State House District 56

Rep. Kevin Priola (R) is believed to be pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey. Dave Rose (D) is pro-abortion. Will Hiltscher (L) opposes abortion except for rape/incest, but that is not a truly pro-life position.

State House District 57

Bob Rankin (R) did not reply to the CRTL survey in 2010, and has not in 2012, even after multiple contacts. It is believed he is not pro-life. Jo Ann Baxter (D) is pro-abortion. Dan Enright (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 58

Don Coram (R) has never responded to the CRTL survey, even after 3 contacts. Please encourage him to contact us. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. No information is available for Tammy Theis (D) or Jeff Downs (L), but both are presumed to be pro-abortion as candidates from their parties usually are.

State House District 59

J. Paul Brown (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. Mike McLachlan (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 60

James Wilson (R) has a pro-life testimony on his webpage, so is believed to be sincerely pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey. Please encourage him to contact us. Pier Cohen (D) is pro-abortion. Curtis Imrie (U) and Bruce Waters (L) are also presumed to be pro-abortion (Imrie was a Democrat candidate for many years).

State House District 61

Robert Petrowsky (ACP) is 100% pro-life, and supports Personhood, responding correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. Debra Irvine (R) is an unknown quantity, has not responded to the CRTL survey, and does not address abortion on her website. We must presume she is not pro-life. Millie Hamner (D) and Kathleen Curry (U) are pro-abortion. Ellen Temby (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from her party are.

State House District 62

Tim Walters (R) is an unknown quantity, and his stands on abortion are unclear. Rep. Ed Vigil (D) is pro-abortion, and opposed justice for unborn victims of crimes (a fetal homicide measure that would protect the unborn children of pregnant women who die in vehicular homicides or other crimes).

State House District 63

Lori Saine (R) may be pro-life, but still needs to establish her particular positions with CRTL. Her support of Personhood is in question. Tim Erickson (D) is pro-abortion.

State House District 64

Tim Dore (R) is pro-life, and supports Personhood, having responded to the CRTL survey with 8 out of 9 correct answers. We will continue to work with him on his support for compromised anti-abortion regulations (which some pro-life legal scholars believe legitimizes abortion and doesn’t treat the unborn child as a Person). Nick Schneider (L) is probably pro-abortion, as most candidates from his party are.

State House District 65

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R) has responded favorably to previous CRTL surveys. Please ask him to contact us so we can establish for sure that he’s still with us.




**Please note: Republicans predominate this list because they are considered the most likely to be pro-life. Members of other parties, especially the American Constitution Party, may be pro-life. However, we have yet to hear from a single candidate from the Democrat or Libertarian parties who is pro-life. Most Democrats who entered early in the race were sent a copy of the survey in February and will be contacted again before the November election. Any candidate wishing to respond to the survey may contact office@coloradorighttolife.org for a copy.

7 comments:

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Danny Meyer said...

Remember this:

“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign." –Mitt Romney

http://www.massresistance.org/romney/Amy_Contrada_articles/free_abortions.html

In 2011, Romney declined to sign a pro-life pledge sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List to support legislation to end all taxpayer funding of abortion and to sign a law to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/17/2012-gop-candidates-sign-pro-life-pledge-romney-cain-refuse/


The man is a charlatan and a RINO. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil! There is only one real defender of life running for president this year: Virgil Goode


http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/compare-the-candidates.html

Danny Meyer said...

Remember this:

“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it, and I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign." –Mitt Romney

http://www.massresistance.org/romney/Amy_Contrada_articles/free_abortions.html

In 2011, Romney declined to sign a pro-life pledge sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List to support legislation to end all taxpayer funding of abortion and to sign a law to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/17/2012-gop-candidates-sign-pro-life-pledge-romney-cain-refuse/


The man is a charlatan and a RINO. Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil! There is only one real defender of life running for president this year: Virgil Goode


http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com/compare-the-candidates.html

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John Hargis Sr said...

I ran for Congress CD-3 Colorado and as I was, and still are pro-life, I was deeply disappointed in the support, or lack of it. There is an estimated, and conservative number, 40,000 pro-life voters in CD-3 Colorado, I received but 20 votes. The problem is not the Pro-Life voice of the people, the problem lies with the voter caring more for party candidates than Pro-Life itself.
I am currently exploring an Independent write-in campaign for President. My position is; If it grows, it lives and has an innate destiny to become a Human being unless killed, if it is conceived of an American citizen it is an American citizen and is protected under the Constitution. My first act if elected would be an executive order declaring abortion illegal and defending this position in the Supreme Court..period, and to develop better federal adoption laws.
If the people are serious about Pro-Life support, they should support Pro-life over party.
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