Radio hosts hopping mad at report that Cynthia Coffman is pro-choice

(Them’s fighting words – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

On KNUS 710-AM Friday, host Dan Caplis announced, the “big news from Channel 4” that “Cynthia Coffman is now pro-choice.”

In fact, in a report Friday on Coffman’s entrance into Colorado’s gubernatorial race, CBS4 political specialist Shaun Boyd reported that Coffman “is pro-choice and pro-gay rights.”

“It looks like the Coffman campaign has not tried to correct that,” observed Caplis. And indeed the report remains uncorrected today.

Yet, Caplis could not accept that Coffman is pro-choice, but if she is, he said, he won’t support her.

“She would not be the Republican attorney general of Colorado if she had come out as pro-abortion,” said Caplis. “She would not be in that position.”

“If she is now, as Channel 4 reports, pro-abortion, was she pro-abortion then and lied about it in order to get elected attorney general.” Caplis continued.  (Listen here, Nov. 10 hour one.)

CBS4 did not air footage or audio of Coffman saying she’s pro-choice. Instead, it was reported by Boyd, who did not immediately return a call for comment.

Another KNUS radio host, joined Caplis to denounce Coffman’s position.

“If she’s willing to waver on, for me, a fundamental foundational principle, just because she thinks Colorado has gotten more and more blue, I can’t support her,” said KNUS’ Randy Corporan, who’s a founder of the Arapahoe County Tea Party. “… I’ve been around her many times over the years, where all sorts of different conversations have come up, and I’ve never left with the impression that she was anything but pro-life.”

Craig Silverman, Caplis’ guest co-host Friday, speculated on air about the impact of Coffman’s pro-choice stance on her dissolving marriage with U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO).

Silverman: She running while she’s in the middle of a divorce with Mike Coffman. Is Mike Coffman pro-life?”

Caplis: “He’s a champion, a total champion for life.”

Silverman: “Do you think this is part of the reason they are getting divorced?”

Caplis: “I have no eartly idea.”

In the 2016 Colorado Senate race, former Colorado State University Athletic Director Jack Graham took a pro-choice stance, but lost to anti-choice Darryl Glenn, an El Paso County Commissioner who denounced Roe v. Wade. All other candidates in that primary took staunch anti-abortion positions.

Other Republicans in Colorado, like U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, have taken extreme anti-choice stances as they build their careers and during GOP primaries, and have tried to look more moderate, by abandoning personhood abortion bans, for example, during the general election.

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  1. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Cynthia Coffmn is not pro-choice in any meaningful sense. At best, she skirts the issue and does not commit, as she did when she refused to "look into" the fake videos about Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts. So this has to be an attempt to muddy the waters so that some moderate Colorado voters think that Cynthia Coffman actually is pro-choice.

    She isn't. She bragged about defunding Planned Parenthood, before she became attorney general. Video clip below.  Absent any confirming video or audio, I think that Shaun Boyd is indulging in wishful thinking about Cynthia Coffman's miraculous conversion to the pro-choice side.

    Coffman may have also tried to take regulatory power over abortion clinics away from Colorado HHS, and place it under her office. Texas did this, and closed half their abortion clinics.

    Coffman's pro "gay rights" cred has more substance to it – she has made public speeches about it, and has been a caretaker for a gay friend. But her predecessor in the AG office, John Sutherland, tried his "schoolhouse door" stand blocking gay marriage in Colorado, and ultimately capitulated – so Cynthia really didn't have to fight that battle at all as AG.

     

    • DawnPatrol says:

      So in other words, Cindy's trying to pull a 'Cory Gardner' (i.e. the transparently phony, now-infamous Personhood-Amendment Two-Step) on us…

      Gosh, this must mean a Denver Post endorsement of her will be coming any day now.

  2. allyncooper says:

    Somebody should tell Caplis et al that Barry Goldwater was pro choice and pro gay rights.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    They're speculating that she and Mike split up over the issue of reproductive choice!

  4. spaceman65 says:

    And to think Silverman and Caplis still have law degrees.  Frankly, who cares why the Coffmans are divorcing?  I'm more interested in Colorado voters divorcing them from their respective offices (both that they hold and that they seek).

    • ParkHill says:

      Is there such a thing as a "Common Law Divorce"?

      • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

        Yes there is.  It's called a divorce. Per Colorado law, if people  present themselves as a married couple, or hold property in common, have signed off as "married" on some document (like insurance papers), then when they split, they must divorce in a court of law. Property, custody, all of that must be adjudicated just like with the church or civil-wedded folks.

        I know of what I speaketh.

        • allyncooper says:

          That's true Mama.  There's a myth that if you've lived together for 7 yrs. you have a common law marriage. You can live with someone for 7 years (or 50 years) and not be married under "common law" if you don't meet some of the elements as stated. On the other hand,  if you establish those elements from day one, you can be considered married in common law.

          This is in Colorado (no doubt established by case law), other states may be different.

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