Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) criticized Adam Frisch, her Democratic opponent, running for her seat for the second time, and attacked Melvin and Hope, Frisch’s father and sister, for their history as OB-GYNs.
“Abortions paid for Adam’s privileged childhood and private schooling, and abortionists help fund his campaign,” Boebert was quoted as saying in a Fox News article Friday.
When Boebert retweeted Fox News’ story, she wrote, “Abortion is the Frisch family business. It’s shameful to see anyone use the killing of innocent babies to line the pockets of their political campaign and fund their family’s Aspen lifestyle.”
In a press release, Adam Frisch’s campaign rebuked Boebert’s comments, saying Frisch and his family support “individual freedoms” and their family history in the healthcare industry.
“These kinds of personal attacks against my family have no place in our politics and do nothing to serve Lauren Boebert’s constituents,” said Frisch in the press release Monday. “Voters in CO-3 support individual freedoms and deserve the right to make their own health care choices without government intrusion. I am proud of my family for standing for women’s health care freedoms and providing reproductive health care, which includes helping women have healthy pregnancies and delivering thousands of babies throughout their careers.”
Boebert’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Boebert is a staunch anti-abortion advocate. “She is currently sponsoring legislation that would ban all abortions even in cases of rape, incest, and situations in which the health and life of the mother is at risk,” the press release wrote.
She is sponsoring a bill to restrict federal funding to Planned Parenthood and all affiliates and is co-sponsoring a bill that would prevent the “use of federal funds for abortions or for health coverage that includes abortions.”
Boebert received an A+ rating from Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, a non-profit dedicated to electing politicians who enact “laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.”
National Right to Life, the nation’s oldest and largest anti-abortion organization, also endorsed her.
Emily’s List, a political action committee dedicated to electing female politicians who push for pro-abortion legislation, put Boebert “on notice” in a February 2023 press release.
Frisch is a firm abortion-rights advocate. “This government overreach is not what Coloradans want or need,” states Frisch’s campaign website, “Each woman deserves the freedom to choose what is best for her body, her family, and her future.”