FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18, 2015
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at 303-870-0448
DENVER: After Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora voted to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood today, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Coffman to apologize for using the organization’s logo in a campaign ad just last year.
“Just a year ago, Mike Coffman was so desperate to run away his right-wing image that he misleadingly used Planned Parenthood’s logo in a campaign ad,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Today, Coffman proved that his claims that he stands with women and their families were nothing more than a smokescreen to protect his political career.”
“The far right’s latest assault on women’s reproductive rights following the release of heavily-edited, consistently debunked videos is just the latest attempt by anti-abortion extremists to ban reproductive choice with no exceptions for the life of the mother, or cases of rape or incest,” said Runyon-Harms. “For too long, Mike Coffman has tried to play both sides of this issue in order to please his right-wing donors while scrambling to keep his competitive congressional seat. With today’s vote, Coffman proves to everyone that he doesn’t stand with women at all. He stands in the way.”