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August 09, 2022 07:28 AM UTC

Wadhams Falsely Claims Kirkmeyer is Not An "Activist on Abortion”

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  • by: Jason Salzman

(Saying it doesn’t make it so — Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Longtime Republican strategist Dick Wadhams told The Denver Post  that congressional candidate Barbara Kirkmeyer “does not have a record of being an activist on abortion.”

In fact, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Kirkmeyer celebrated the decision and specifically noted her long history of working with the anti-abortion movement.

The end of Roe was an “exciting day for those of us who have toiled for the pro-life cause for so long!” wrote Kirkmeyer, a Republican.

On her Facebook page, she stated, “Roe v Wade was a terrible decision that was not Constitutionally sound, and millions of unborn babies have died as a result.”

Roe guaranteed the right to abortion early in pregnancy. Kirkmeyer has said she’s against all abortion, whatever the circumstances, at whatever stage of pregnancy, even for rape and incest. She’s now saying she favors abortion to save the mother’s life. Her campaign website also includes the statement, “I have been pro-life my entire life.”

Kirkmeyer Facebook ad

In her campaign for Colorado’s new congressional seat, Kirkmeyer has promoted herself as an anti-abortion activist, bragging in a campaign video this year that she was the “only candidate” in her race to speak at an anti-abortion rally at the Colorado Capitol, where she denounced legislation, introduced by Democratic lawmakers, to codify the right to an abortion in state law.

“The pro-life cause isn’t always popular, but I’m confident we are on the right side of history,” Kirkmeyer said in a March Facebook ad. “Back in January, I was the only candidate for CD 8 to speak at the March for Life Rally.”

Wadhams didn’t return a voice mail seeking to know why he thinks Kirkmeyer has not been an “activist on abortion.”

Kirkmeyer, who’s currently a state senator, faces Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo.

Caraveo, a medical doctor, is a pro-choice Democrat who’s promised to “fight to guarantee a woman’s right to choose at the federal level, just as we’ve done in Colorado.”

The two are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which lies mostly north of Denver. The district was assigned to Colorado after the 2020 Census, and it’s expected to be among the most competitive races in November.

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6 thoughts on “Wadhams Falsely Claims Kirkmeyer is Not An “Activist on Abortion”

  1. Is Wadhams trying to stir up controversy and deflate the Republican vote for Kirkmeyer?  I'm trying to think of any other reason he might be using the "No True Scotsman" fallacy when speaking of Kirkmeyer.

    1. Since it is a competitive district on paper, Wadhams is trying to portray her as a “moderate” in much the same that they sold Cory Gardner as not a rabid right winger in 2014. 

      I guess it never occurred to him and the rest of his party to try to run an actual moderate Republican (e.g., Kevin Priola) who has been able to win in a competitive district.

      Perhaps the Denver Post will endorse her by saying that she will no effect on abortion laws if elected.

  2. Quit picking on Dickie, LB. His column tried to make chicken salad out of chicken shit. Do you really think the maniacs driving the GQP voters give a damn what Dick and other campaign vets actually think? The last thing these jokers want is a RINO.

     

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