'Don't Throw the Bums In' Press Conference: American RTL on Ken Buck's Broken Promises

Oct 15, 2010, 11:32 ET from American Right To Life

DENVER, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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

SOURCE American Right To Life