The transformation of Colorado from a conservative-leaning to a liberal-leaning state did not thoroughly occur until the 2008 election of Barack Obama. According to a cnn.com 2016 article, “Colorado was squarely in the Republican column for decades, only awarding its electoral votes to Democrats twice between 1952 and 2004. The state was transformed into a hotly contested battleground when Barack Obama campaigned, and won, in 2008 and 2012.” I have been following headlines regarding the state of Virginia’s politics since the 2018 election gave its government a liberal majority, and long-postponed legislation started pouring down the legislative pipeline. Colorado’s political ‘flip’ has been far more slow-motion and less-sweeping, to date. However, expressions of Christian faith — once considered a significant part of the Colorado Springs identity — Second Amendment rights, and pro-life positions are unquestionably being challenged in this state. Click to News & Views, or Political Juggernaut to read a few that caught my attention over the past year or so.
I discovered a 2016 article carried by theatlantic.com, sharing several political points of view regarding the election between then-candidate-Trump and Hillary Clinton. It is a fascinating read that has me on the seat’s edge of curious anticipation regarding “what’s next?” as President Trump begins his 2020 election swings through Colorado this month (February).
The bottom line, however, is to embrace the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide you in prayer as you read about different issues confronting our state. Timothy 2:8 (The Message) states, “Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray — not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want the women to get in there with the men in humility before God…”
February 13, 2020: Colorado Senate Votes Down Abortion-Survivor Bill
According to faithit.com, “Colorado Democrats have voted against a bill that would require medical care to be provided to survivors of failed abortions.” Jennifer Popik, the legislative director of National Right to Life, is quoted in cbn.com as saying, “It is outrageous that a born-alive human person may be subjected to lethal violence with impunity or treated as if she is medical waste.”
Colorado State Representative and bill co-sponsor Shane Sandridge emphasized that House Bill 1068 did not address any abortion-issue parameters but focused strictly on the issue of infant-care, post-birth.