Colorado Republican: IUDs Are Abortions

A family-planning initiative that provided free intrauterine devices to more than 30,000 women in Colorado is having trouble getting more funding because conservative lawmakers say the contraceptive devices are akin to abortion. Republican Kevin Lundberg, chairman of the Colorado senate health committee, saying that because an IUD in some cases can prevent fertilized eggs from embedding in the uterus, this counts as abortion and thus disqualifies the measure from state funding. “The state constitution says no direct or indirect funding from the state shall go toward abortion,” he said.