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October 27, 2014
Press Release / For Immediate Release
Vote NO 67 Campaign Unveils New Television Ad:
Colorado Prosecutor Warns of Far-Reaching Consequences
Today the second of two television ads sponsored by the Vote NO 67 Campaign hit the airwaves, featuring Colorado Prosecutor Mike Foote talking about the far-reaching consequences Amendment 67 would have if approved by voters.
“As a prosecutor, I am concerned about Amendment 67. [Amendment] 67 would have far-reaching effects and change hundreds of Colorado laws,” Foote says in the ad. “67 could force the investigation and criminal prosecution of women who have miscarriages and make it a crime to have an abortion – including when a woman has been raped or her health is at risk. Of course we all want to protect pregnant women, but 67 isn’t the way. Please join me, other members of law enforcement and major Colorado newspapers in voting no on Amendment 67.”
Here is a downloadable Mp4 Link of the new ad, which will run in the Denver television market, which includes much of Colorado, from now through Election Day next Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Amendment 67, on the Colorado ballot, would ban all abortions in Colorado, including in cases of rape, incest and when the health of the mother is at risk. It would restrict access to commonly used forms of birth control -- including the Pill and IUDs, and would ban in-vitro fertilization for infertile couples who are hoping to have a family.
The Vote NO 67 campaign’s first TV commercial featured Dr. Ruben Alvero, a Colorado OB/GYN, warning that Amendment 67 would impede his and other medical professionals’ ability to treat women who have life-threatening conditions.
The Vote NO 67 Campaign is a broad-based, bipartisan coalition of doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, attorneys, civil libertarians, Latina, African-American, Asian-American organizations, and dozens of community groups.