(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
In a video promoting a bill to ban nearly all abortion in Colorado, Christy Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Colorado Campaign for Life, appeared to mock women who’ve experienced a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening condition in which a fertilized egg attaches itself outside of the uterus.
Speaking alongside Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R-Firestone) about her bill to make abortion a felony by defining human life as beginning at conception, Rodriguez dismissed concerns, raised by women testified against previous versions of the bill, that the legislation could result in criminal penalties for the removal of an ectopic pregnancy or fetal remains following an incomplete miscarriage.
See the video below:
“As I understand it, it does not criminalize women who have had an ectopic pregnancy,” said Rodriguez.
“That’s right,” Saine replied.
“That’s been one of the arguments during the testimony in previous years, that women come in and say, ‘I had an ectopic pregnancy. I had a miscarriage, and they had to do a D&C and this is going to… I’ll get thrown in jail for that,’” she continued, appearing to mock those women. “How to you respond to those objections?”
“Well that simply isn’t in the bill, and they’re throwing all of these red flags out hoping that they’ll convince the members of the legislature to vote against the bill,” Saine replied.
While the Protect Life at Conception Act does contain an exception for ectopic pregnancies, there are no specific protections for doctors who provide treatment during a miscarriage.
Under this legislation, performing an abortion for any reason other than to save the life of the patient would be a class 1 felony punishable by life imprisonment or death.
Ectopic pregnancy has increasingly become a topic of conversation within the abortion-rights debate after anti-abortion lawmakers in Ohio pushed a bill to require doctors to “reimplant” ectopic pregnancies, a procedure that doesn’t exist in medical literature.
According to a study published last month in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, early pregnancy loss due to ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage frequently causes PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Responding to an email from the Colorado Times Recorder containing the link to the video, Saine wrote, “I haven’t reviewed the video yet and I don’t remember what you are referring to.”
“Any interviewer is responsible for their own words,” Saine added.
Rodriguez did not respond to a request for comment.
Senator Saine, looking back on your time in the legislature, as this is your last term, of what accomplishments are you most proud?:
I'd say that I was most proud that I stood up for oil and gas company rights to ignore the wishes of local communities, that I stood up for the rights of people to carry large magazines in their semi-automatic rifles, and that I stood up for criminalizing doctors and women who terminate ectopic pregnancies.
As for the children born of these pregnancies, who may be both profoundly disabled and motherless if mom risked her life to bear the child, screw 'em. Once they breathe on their own, they are not my problem, so don't come crying to me about health care and needy people and all that.
So I'm proud to protect the rights of madmen and irresponsible oil companies to kill and injure people, while fighting for all ectopic pregnancy to always come to term. . That, and trying to smuggle a gun onto a plane. Rules are for the little people.
Saine's crazy, evil and stupid and I can't decide which is worst.
“defining human life as beginning at conception……” What if one does not share that religious belief?
What about the maybe half of all pregnancies that end in spontaneous miscarriage? How does Ms. Saine feel about that? Should those mothers; some of whom did not even know they were pregnant; be prosecuted for murder?
Newsflash for Ms Saine and her followers: one can’t be an advocate for small government and be an advocate, at the same time, for interference by big government in peoples’ bedrooms.
They are cool with assassinations though. Obviously not all lives are important to these cultists.
Yes they can. It is that they aren’t tethered to reality so they can hold contradictory and opposite positions at same time and slide between whichever ever position fits their situational ethics. Creepy assholes for sure but they don’t lose any sleep over believing polar opposite positions simultaneously.
Tyranny is ok when it controls the a womb.
Yes- in the Ohio law mentioned, it was still a crime to spontaneously
yes they can from pre to post order by doing. Ectopic is a word that few complicated Pregnancy Causes and there are many Risks Of Ectopic Pregnancy. https://khabarinhindi.com/ectopic-pregnancy-in-hindi/