Colorado Citizens for Life, the statewide pro-life group that represents more than 37,000 pro-life families across the state, is announcing today its endorsement of pro-life candidate Bob Beauprez for Governor of Colorado.
“Bob Beauprez is a stalwart pro-life advocate who, as Colorado’s next governor, will help push common sense laws in place to protect women and unborn children. He will support legislation that would stop late-term abortions when unborn children can feel pain – the kind of late-term abortions that are happening 256 times every year in Colorado,” Colorado Citizens for Life executive director Sarah Zagorski said.
Zagorski said: “Colorado needs a governor who will bring us closer to a pro-life future. Nine states in the U.S. have enacted the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, based on the concept that babies in the womb can feel pain. While 64% of American’s believe that babies in the final four months of pregnancy should be protected from late abortion, Colorado has yet to consider this legislation. With Bob Beauprez as Governor, I believe our state will work for the passage of this modest pro-life legislation.”
Colorado Citizens for Life said its endorsement was partly based on the 100% pro-life voting record he maintained during his tenure as a member of Congress.
List of Bob Beauprez Pro-Life Votes in Congress:
1. Feb. 27, 2003: Voted yes to prohibiting the creation of human embryos by cloning.
2. Feb. 27, 2003: Voted yes to pass for the final passage of the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act. This bill would prohibit all human cloning.
3. May 22, 2003: Voted no to abortion in military medical facilities.
4. June 4, 2003: Voted no to an amendment on partial-birth abortion which would allow an abortionist to decide the abortion would preserve a woman’s “health”.
5. June 4, 2003: Voted yes Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (final passage).
6. July 15, 2003: Voted no to an amendment which would have exempted the UNFPA from the Kemp-Kasten anti-coercion law, and from any other restrictions, such as the 1973 Helms Amendment that prohibits the use of U.S. foreign aid funds to pay for abortions.
7. October 2, 2003: Voted yes to Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (final approval by the House).
8. November 21, 2003: Voted yes to the Medicare Modernization Act which empowers older Americans to avoid involuntary denial of life-saving treatment by giving them this option, both for the core Medicare benefit that includes life-saving medical treatment and the new prescription drug benefit. Most critically, it provides that Medicare bureaucrats cannot impose rationing-causing price controls.
9. February 26th, 2004: Voted yes to recognize a child in utero as a legal victim when he or she is injured or killed during the commission of a federal or military crime of violence.
10. Feb. 26th, 2004: Voted yes to allow federal and military prosecutors to bring charges on behalf of a “child in utero” when he or she is the victim of a violent federal or military crime.
11. May 19, 2004: Voted no to an amendment which would allow abortions in military medical facilities.
12. March 21, 2005: Voted yes to allow further legal proceedings that might save Terri Schiavo’s life. Schiavo was a Florida woman with severe cognitive disabilities who depended upon a feeding tube for nutrition and fluids.
13. April 27, 2005: Voted yes to the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, which would prohibit transporting a minor across state lines for an abortion if this evades the right of her parents to be involved, and would require an abortionist to notify a parent of a minor who resides in another state.
14. April 27, 2005: Voted no to an amendment for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, which would exempt from the scope of the bill “a grandparent of the minor or clergy person.” This would have allowed many non-parents (including leaders of religious cults, “clergy” ordained on the internet, or clergy directly associated with abortion providers) to transport minors across state lines for abortions without notice to a parent.
15. April 27, 2005: Voted yes to pass the child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
16. May 24, 2005: Voted no to the funding of embryo-killing stem cell research.
17. May 25th, 2005: Voted no to allowing abortion in military medical facilities.
18. June 16, 2005: Voted no to an amendment which would have exempted the United Nations Population Fund from the Kemp-Kasten anti-coercion law, and from any other restrictions, such as the 1973 Helms Amendment that prohibits the use of U.S. foreign aid funds to pay for abortions.
19. May 10, 2006: Voted no to allowing abortion in military medical facilities.
20. July 19, 2006: Voted no to the funding of embryo-killing stem cell research.
21. September 26, 2006: Voted yes to the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), which would (1) make it a federal offense to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion, if this abridges her parent’s right to be notified or give consent under the home state law; (2) make it a federal offense for a parent who impregnates a daughter through incest to transport that daughter across state lines for an abortion (the Boxer-Ensign Amendment); and (3) require an abortionist to notify one parent before performing an abortion on a minor who is a resident of a different state (with certain exceptions).
22. December 6, 2006: Voted yes to the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act which would require every abortionist to provide, whenever a woman seeks an abortion past 20 weeks after fertilization, a government-prepared brochure that explains that there is “substantial evidence” that her unborn child will experience pain during the abortion. The bill also would guarantee the right of the mother to either request or refuse (by signing a form) the administration of pain-reducing drugs directly to the unborn child. The bill would apply to all abortions beginning at 20 weeks after fertilization, regardless of the method used.