Colorado congressional candidate and sitting State Rep. Richard Holtorf ® received a tough grilling this week at the hands of local 9News anchor Kyle Clark over his apparent hypocrisy when it comes to abortion rights.

Holtorf made headlines back in January when he defended paying for his girlfriend’s abortion, despite being an adamant pro-life lawmaker and abortion critic. “Anti-abortion GOP lawmaker praises the impact of the abortion he paid for,” read the headline of a local report by Clark from the beginning of the year.

To his credit, Holtorf sat down with Clark to discuss the issue.

  • @KoboldCoterie
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    1891 month ago

    “Why do you seek to deny [the right to an abortion] to other women?” Clark pressed.

    “Let me, let me — I don’t, I don’t,” Holtorf replied.

    “You have voted to restrict abortion access,” Clark shot back.

    “And I have. And I’m a pro-life person. I think you should try to choose life every time. But there are exceptions. And there are times when you need abortion. Abortion is a medical procedure,” declared Holtorf.

    There are exceptions, like when it’s inconvenient for the rich and powerful. Other people should (be compelled by law to) choose life every time.

    • Kalkaline
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      911 month ago

      So, pro choice then. Come on “pro-life” people if you make exceptions you are pro choice. Abortion should be legal and accessible to women who need it, birth control too.

    • @madeinthebackseat@lemmy.world
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      451 month ago

      You’re projecting logical thinking. Stop.

      The Republicans need wedge issues for culture wars. It’s a numbers game and that’s all they care about.

      Projecting logic and critical thinking on a party that’s moving towards fascism is a fool’s errand.