Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is calling for a boycott of the state of Alabama, following the signing of a controversial bill outlawing abortion. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law on Wednesday night.
It is the most restrictive abortion ban passed in the United States since Roe v. Wade became law in 1973. . .
I’m calling for a boycott of Alabama. Until Alabama allows for safe & legal access to health care for women, I will not authorize spending of state resources on travel to Alabama. I call on other state and local leaders in CO and across the country to join me in this boycott.
— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) May 16, 2019
This is a blatant and unconstitutional attack on women.https://t.co/vsRH0rR89d
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) May 15, 2019
Pro-abortion critics of the bill have taken issue with the fact that, in addition to banning abortion procedures, the legislation does not include exceptions for rape or incest.
“This restrictive law, which does not even allow exceptions for incest and rape, is appalling,” Griswold said in a statement. “We should not spend Colorado state resources in a state that restricts women’s basic rights to health care.”
Griswold on Thursday said that Colorado Department of State employees regularly travel to the Election Center in Auburn, Alabama to receive Certified Election Registration Administrator training and certification. She is now calling on the Election Center to relocate out of Alabama, and said she no longer allow her employees to travel there for work purposes. (Read more from “Dems Trying to BOYCOTT Alabama over Pro-Life Bill” HERE)