John Hickenlooper on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
John Hickenlooper: Yes. Supports Planned Parenthood, as "a staunch supporter of reproductive health."
Corey Gardner: No. Voted to defund Planned Parenthood.
Hickenlooper's new plan would increase Title X funding by $700 million to fund the contraceptives, which he says would ensure access to low-income individuals. Hickenlooper also supports efforts to reinforce Roe v. Wade with a federal law.
A: I think those laws are unconstitutional. I recognize the difficulty of the question and I empathize with people on both sides. But I've always come down on the side of a woman's right to take care of her own health care. In Colorado we provided long-acting, reversible contraception. We have reduced teenage pregnancy and teenage abortion by over 60%. I think a woman has to ultimately have the right to make decisions about her own health.
I would make sure as president that every issue within any state that violated a woman's right to decide her own health care would be met with litigation immediately.
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