Colorado Governor Jared Polis Compares Abortion to a “Nose Job”

By Matt Connelly

Colorado Governor Jared Polis repeatedly compared abortion to a “nose job” in a recent interview on Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters.

The pro-abortion Governor who recently signed one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world, and is clearly planning a run for President in 2024, also repeatedly refused to say whether he would support using state taxpayer funds to pay for abortions. 

Colorado Public Radio’s Bente Birkeland has more on the comments and reaction from progressive groups:

In an interview that aired Tuesday on CPR’s Colorado Matters, Polis made that comparison and repeatedly declined to say whether he would support the use of state tax funds to pay for abortions. Calling it a “hypothetical,” Polis also evaded the question on whether he would support a state Constitutional amendment to preserve a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.

But Polis’s language around the use of state funding for abortions, currently banned in the Colorado Constitution, seems to have particularly rankled progressive groups. Asked directly by Colorado Matters senior host Ryan Warner whether state funds should be used for abortions, Polis compared it to other elective medical procedures.

“Look, you probably get into the situation of: is it a medically required abortion, in that it will jeopardize the life of the mother, or is this something that you’re talking about that’s more elective? So there’s a lot of nuances to that policy. In general, the state doesn’t cover elective procedures,” Polis said. “But even if you look at plastic surgery: there’s reconstructive plastic surgery if you’re in an accident, and then there’s such things like a nose job if you want to look better. So, I can’t possibly get into what the state insurance plan covers. That’s a negotiation we have.”

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado and Campfire Media.