Udall's "war on women" argument terribly backfires during senatorial debate

Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

DENVER — The Democratic Party’s relentless “war on women” line of attack cut both ways at Tuesday’s Colorado Senate debate.

Having repeatedly described pro-life Republican Rep. Cory Gardner as “out of the mainstream,” Democratic Sen. Mark Udall wound up indicating that he doesn’t support any additional limits on abortion, including restrictions on late-term abortion.

Moderator Chuck Plunkett of the Denver Post asked Mr. Udall whether, “given the advances in scientific understanding of fetal development,” he would support a ban on late-term abortions.

At first Mr. Udall balked, saying, “This question is in effect a diversion from the real differences between us in this campaign,” but then went on to insist that such decisions should be made by women without interference from the courts or lawmakers.

“Where we stand and where Colorado voters stand is trusting a women to make the decisions that are best for her and her family,” Mr. Udall said. “Frankly, politicians and judges and businessmen and women ought to butt out and trust the women of Colorado.”

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