I just got an odd email from the Romer Campaign via his new champion Theresa Spahn attacking Michael Hancock on his stance on Choice.
It got me thinking, does a mayor’s candidates stance on Choice matter to you at the voting booth?
Feel free to share your thoughts, the email is below so you can see what Romer is saying.
Michael Hancock, who refuses to say whether he’s pro-choice, also says it’s not an issue for Denver voters, and is unaware of the Mayor’s responsibilities on reproductive health care.
On Thursday, in response to a reporter’s question on the importance of women voters and choice in the Mayoral race, Hancock stated, “I think there comes a time as politicians we overreach and we talk about things we really don’t have an impact on. I’d rather talk about those issues that families told me they care about when I met with Highland Mommies, they didn’t talk about choice.”
According to Melanie Fitzroy, who lives in the Highlands neighborhood and is a member of the Highlands Mommies, “Just because we didn’t talk about choice doesn’t mean it’s not important.”
Join me in asking Chris’ opponent where he stands on this critical issue.
One of the reasons I endorsed Chris Romer is because he walks the walk on choice. I’m really troubled that Michael Hancock doesn’t appreciate the significant role the mayor plays when it comes to choice.
The Mayor’s responsibilities include:
Appointments to the Denver Health and Hospital Authority Board of Directors, which sets policy for the most significant health system in Denver providing reproductive health care.
Title X federal block grants administered by Denver’s Department of Health and Human Services which provides thousands of low-income Denver women reproductive health care services.
Enforcement of provider/patient protection laws by the Denver Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office.
Direct control of the enforcement of numerous laws protecting providers and patients in reproductive health, such as the 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance (FACE) Act, making property destruction, obstruction, and other means of intimidation outside of health centers carry civil and criminal penalties.
Implementing critical state and federal laws on choice issues in Denver such as HB 10-1021, requiring that all plans on the individual insurance market cover prenatal care and contraception, and prohibits pregnancy from being considered a pre-existing condition, going into effect January 1, 2011.
Implementing state and federal funding and grants on reproductive issues.
Click here to ask Chris’ opponent where he stands on choice.
We deserve better.
Former Mayoral Candidate
Romer for Mayor