Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) released the following statement today in response to the defeat in the House of SB-268, the Offenses Against Unborn Children Act:
"Colorado today missed an opportunity to deliver a measure of justice to the unborn victims of violent crime, while also bringing Colorado law into agreement with federal and state law, all because organized extremists couldn’t resist turning this into a debate about something it wasn’t about. Most Coloradans have the common sense and common decency to know what a murder is when they see one, even if some at the Statehouse let knee-jerk politics cloud their judgments. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t correct this blind spot in Colorado law and prevent similar injustices from occurring in the future, when a crime of this sort takes place. When justice is denied in the future, a spotlight will fall on the actions of the extremists who worked to defeat this bill. This is a sad day for Colorado."