Executive Director – Christy Rodriquez
At 20 years old, I lived in New York City alone. Admittedly, I was a fearless sinner and soon found myself within the grasp of the abortion industry.
After sifting through pages of yellow page ads, I entered an office in Midtown Manhattan where the receptionist sat behind a bullet proof glass. It smelled like both a meat packing plant and dentist’s office. And, at 9 am, the large lobby was already packed, mostly with black and Hispanic women.
As we were herded from one room to the next our numbers diminished to about 20 where we were told to line up and pull our pants down, in front of everyone, to receive an injection. At the height of the Aids epidemic, they used the same needle on all of us.
In what I now call ‘the killing room’, 10 women who were on OB tables, were positioned wagon wheel style and partitioned only by thin ER type curtains.
We could hear everything; the whirr and hiss of the suction machine, the cries of the other women…
But by then the drugs were taking affect and it was easy to ignore the sounds and sink into the warm oblivion of the medication. Until the abortionist came in.
I’ll spare you the details of the physical pain. Honestly, much of it I can’t remember through the drug induced fog. When I came to, I was already outside the clinic but to this day I’m not sure how I got home.
It’s difficult to imagine how anyone could think ‘shouting out your abortion’ could be a good thing but it starts with legality. We tend to think, “Certainly abortion would be illegal if it were bad – right?”
Wrong. That’s why working for you as Executive Director of CCFL is such an honor and privilege. We’re bringing to light the culprits who are complicit in the lies of the industry by legislatively promoting the most deadly scourge of our time – abortion.
I pray you will stand with Colorado Campaign for Life in exposing Pro-aborts in the public square and working to change the culture from one that glamorizes death to one that embraces life and is reflected in our laws.
Communications Director – Zoe Payton
“You have a brain tumor.” That was the news from Zoe’s neurologist after she sought help from debilitating headaches in March 2015. This announcement just 3 weeks before her wedding!
Fast forward to October, 2015. Mrs. Zoe Payton recovered from brain surgery with a renewed sense of gratitude for the people in her life, and an appreciation for life itself.
Zoe has been a part of the Pro-life movement since she was 11 years old, “I learned what abortion was shortly before attending a committee hearing regarding a proposed ban on abortion (2006). I couldn’t understand why, as politically active as my mom was, she had never talked about abortion before. After the hearing she told me about her own experience. I was devastated. All I could think was, ‘I have more siblings!’”
Since then, Colorado Campaign for Life is fast becoming the premier Pro-life advocate in Colorado politics crossing racial boundaries, party affiliations and age barriers.
“Millennials are reportedly the most Pro-life of any living generation. Perhaps that’s because a full third of their generation has been lost to abortion. Colorado Campaign for Life is blessed to have Zoe Payton join us, giving both her generation and the unborn a voice in Colorado politics.” ~ Christy Rodriquez, Executive Director, CCFL.