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Gov. Jared Polis Leads National Defense of Abortion Rights While GOP Candidates Fight for Harmful, Out-of-Touch Policies

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Today, Gov. Jared Polis signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) into law, preserving Coloradans’ right to access abortions as the Supreme Court considers a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Meanwhile, the Republican candidates running for governor are fighting for the most harmful, unpopular positions on abortion.

Danielle Neuschwanger, who’s led the GOP gubernatorial field in three separate straw polls, has insisted if “radical regressives … can’t indoctrinate the kid, they’d rather have it aborted.”

Neuschwanger has vowed to sign a ‘heartbeat’ bill that bans abortion at six weeks if elected and claimed her staff testified against RHEA.

After previously avoiding committing to a position, Heidi Ganahl said she supports a ballot initiative to ban abortions in Colorado. When asked on Monday about RHEA, Ganahl bafflingly said it was a “radical policy around abortion that lines up with China and North Korea.”

Even though Colorado voters have shown again and again they want to protect abortion rights, Ganahl stressed that she would “get rid of this disgusting bill” if she became governor.

“While Gov. Jared Polis has acted swiftly to preserve the right to abortion, the Republicans running for governor can’t give up their divisive, unpopular positions,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “They’re wrong on this issue and wrong for Colorado.”