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Planned Parenthood goes after pro-abortion Colorado state representative who voted for Unborn Victims of Violence Act

by | May 15, 2015


By Dave Andrusko

PPofRockyMountainsA tip of the hat to LifeNews for its coverage of how Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is treating a pro-abortion Colorado State Representative who dared to vote for a bill that would have established that when a pregnant woman is attacked and loses her baby, there are two victims.

As NRL News Today reported, after passing the state House, the Offenses Against Unborn Children Act (SB 268) was killed by Democratic members of the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on a straight party vote of 6-5.

SB268 was in response to a horrific attack on Michelle Wilkins. Wilkins’s unborn baby was 34 weeks old when Wilkins was attacked and her baby cut out of her womb. Wilkins survived being stabbed and savagely beaten by Dynel Lane but her baby, Aurora, was pronounced dead at Longmont United Hospital.

One of the many ruses employed by Democrats (backed up by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains) was that the bill was equivalent to establishing “fetal personhood,” which was patently untrue.

But according to Peter Marcus of The Durango Herald, support for SC 268 was cover enough for Planned Parenthood to have “walked back support for [State Rep. Ellen] Roberts, disagreeing that she remains pro-choice.”

Marcus quoted Cathy Alderman, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, who said, “You cannot support fetal personhood measures and be pro-choice.” The Durango Herald recently reported that Roberts is considering a run next year against incumbent pro-abortion United States Senator Michael Bennet (D).

“We no longer believe her to be moderate, and we no longer consider her an ally on women’s health issues,” Alderman told Marcus.

NRLC affiliate Colorado Citizens for Life told Life News

The decision by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains to withdraw its support from Sen. Ellen Roberts, who supports legal abortion, proves that the only choice Planned Parenthood supports is abortion.

Senator Roberts maintains a “pro-choice” position on abortion, but because she dared support justice for pregnant women and their unborn babies, this pro-abortion group no longer supports her. It’s the ultimate irony: Women make a choice to keep their baby and have their choice robbed from them by violent attackers who kill their baby and ”pro-choice” Planned Parenthood withdraws its support from people who respect that.

Senator Roberts supported that choice by backing justice for unborn babies like Baby Aurora and their mothers like Michelle Wilkins. But the only choice Planned Parenthood seems to think is okay is abortion.

It would be difficult to exaggerate just how bogus is the position of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and legislative Democrats.

Under SB 268, prosecutors could file a separate murder charge for the death of Wilkins’ seven-month-old unborn child. This was not possible under current law when the coroner concluded the baby had not “exhibited any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth.”

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When the Senate Democrats defeated the measure in committee, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado applauded the Democrats. Proving yet again there is no depths to which they will not sink, the group said in a statement, “It could have opened the door to prosecutions of women whose pregnancies face complications and tragically end in miscarriage.”

Of course SB 268 would have done nothing of the sort any more than it would have established fetal personhood. As NRL News Today reported, supporters of the bill went out of their way to make clear that the law would not change the abortion law.

“It specifically says it does not apply to an act committed by the mother of her unborn child or a medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed medical professional at the request of a mother of her unborn child or the mother’s legal guardian,” the Denver Post’s John Frank reported.

While the attack on Ms. Wilkins crystallized the debate, when Senate President Bill Cadman introduced his bill on the floor of the Senate, he began “by describing a long list of Colorado crimes where pregnant women were killed or harmed but the suspects didn’t face murder charges for the unborn child,” according to Colorado Springs Gazette reporter Megan Schrader. “They included the Aurora movie theater shooting, a Colorado Springs slaying of a newlywed Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife and the recent Longmont attack where a woman’s 7-month-old fetus was cut from her womb.”

Cadman told his colleagues, “There are stories, story, after story, after story about women being attacked in Colorado, in some fashion, where their baby is hurt or killed and there is no justice for that baby. He added, “This is not a new situation, although I would say the details of this crime are as horrific as they could be.”

Lane has been bound over for trial by a judge after a preliminary hearing. She will be arraigned in July. Lane, 34, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony assault, and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

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