Congressional delegation

Colorado's congressional delegation is, top row from left, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Cory Gardner, Rep. Ken Buck, Rep. Diana DeGette, second row, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Rep. Joe Neguse, Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Scott Tipton.

Suggesting there’s no middle ground on abortion, a new national scorecard around the issue gives Colorado’s Republicans in Congress perfect A’s and the Democrats got flat F’s.

The annual National Pro-Life Scorecard is produced by the Susan B. Anthony List, which opposes abortion rights.

The rating is based on votes, co-sponsoring legislation, writing letters and other deeds pleasing to the movement during the last year.

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado Springs, co-chairs the Values Action Team, a caucus that works on religious liberty issues.

“It is my duty to protect the sanctity of life and to provide a voice for our innocent, unborn children, who deserve the right to live,” Lamborn said in a statement Wednesday. “One of the greatest tragedies of our time has been the millions of children aborted every year in America. I have a 100% pro-life record and will continue to be one of the leading champions and advocates for life in the entire Congress. I am grateful to receive this rating from the SBA List.”

Jamie Dangers, the legislative director for the Susan B. Anthony List said Lamborn had “voted consistently to protect the lives of the unborn and defended the Trump administration’s pro-life regulatory efforts.”

Colorado Politics senior political reporter

Joey Bunch is the senior correspondent and deputy managing editor of Colorado Politics. His 32-year career includes the last 16 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and he is a two-time finalist.

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