For Immediate Release: Friday, October 15, 2010:
"Don't Throw the Bums In" Press Conference
American RTL on Ken Buck's Broken Promises
Nov. 3, 2010 Update: Regarding Ken Buck's Close 47/48 Percent Loss: After breaking every pro-life campaign promise he made including by promising to confirm pro-choice judges if elected, Ken Buck told the Amendment 62 proponents, "I'm not going to cater to personhood for 2% of the vote."
Oct. 25, 2010 Update: Buck cozying up to Mitt Romney who authorized tax-funded surgical abortion on demand as part of his Obama-like health care reform, and who now has hosted a Buck event.
Denver, CO 10-15-10 – American Right To Life Action, a 527 group headquartered in Colorado, will hold a press conference in front of Denver's federal Courthouse today at 1:15 p.m. criticizing a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.
"Ken Buck has already broken every pro-life campaign promise he made," said Lolita Hanks, president of ARTLA, "including that he now recanted on his promises to fight for a state pro-life amendment to protect unborn children from the beginning of their development, to introduce a ban on abortion, and to not confirm pro-abortion judges."
Also appearing for American RTL will be former Colorado candidate for governor Ben Goss who spoke with Ken Buck to determine whether the U.S. Senate candidate held a true anti-abortion commitment. Goss will explain that in a conversation with Ken Buck, the candidate admitted that he would not make personhood a feature of his campaign, but that every other indication was that he would fight to end abortion. "Now he says he will even confirm 'pro-choice' judges," said Goss, "that's not pro-life, that's unacceptable."
"Republicans like Ken Buck have turned abortion into a perpetual fundraiser," said Hanks. "In the primary, they're 100% pro-life; in the general election, they moderate; and if they win, they govern as liberal pro-choicers."
"We will also attempt to prove that Ken Buck lied to pro-lifers and to all Colorado voters on CBS' Face the Nation," said ARTL's director of research Darrell Birkey, "with this exchange:"
Bob Schieffer: You also said at one point that you would support a proposed law out there in Colorado that would have banned some forms of birth control, some birth control pills. Do you still hold to that?
Ken Buck: I have never said that. No. I have said that there is a state amendment on personhood. I am in favor of personhood as a concept. I am not taking a position on any of the state amendments.
ARTL will also present the survey question from a Colorado pro-life organization that Ken Buck answered "Yes" to indicating that he would support a state pro-life constitutional amendment upholding the sanctity of life from the single cell stage of development. "That answer, and other evidence, shows that Ken Buck misled pro-lifers into believing he truly would fight to protect the tiniest children," said Hanks. "At least Buck has made it clear before election day that he uses the unborn as a political ploy to get money and votes."
Who: American RTL Action with former Colorado Candidate Ben Goss
What: Don't Throw the Bums In Press Conference
Where: In front of Denver's Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street
When: 1:15 p.m. today, Friday Oct. 15, 2010