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Joe Biden on Abortion
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • I accept church rule personally, but not in public life. (Oct 2012)
  • No church needs to provide contraception under ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Romney will appoint pro-life Justice; Obama will not. (Oct 2012)
  • Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy. (Oct 2008)
  • Allow women to choose, but no federal funding. (Jul 2007)
  • No public funding for abortion; it imposes a view. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports partial-birth abortion ban, but not undoing Roe. (Apr 2007)
  • Accepts Catholic church view that life begins at conception. (Apr 2007)
  • Nominees should agree on constitutional right to privacy. (Apr 2007)

    Voting Record

  • Roe v. Wade is as close to a consensus as we can get. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 36% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Mike Bloomberg on Abortion
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Government should support embryonic stem cell research. (Apr 2013)
  • Supported by women's groups for strong defense of abortion. (Sep 2010)
  • Reproductive choice is a fundamental human right. (May 2006)
John Bolton on Abortion
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  • Against abortion except for rape, incest, or maternal health. (Aug 2013)
Jeb Bush on Abortion
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Terri Schiavo case: ordered feeding tube reinserted. (Feb 2014)
  • OpEd: Jeb avoids extremism on women's issues. (Aug 2012)
  • Funded adoption counseling, but not abortion counseling. (Dec 2009)
  • Prevent use of public funds for stem cell research. (Dec 2009)
  • Created divisive "Choose Life" license plates. (Feb 2007)
  • Parental consent; clinic regulation; pro-life counseling. (Feb 2007)
  • Restrict abortions to incest, rape, & health. (Jul 1998)
  • No need to teach about abortion if we have moral absolutes. (Nov 1995)
Ben Carson on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • No abortion for convenience. (Jan 2014)
  • The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant. (Jan 2014)
  • Persuaded mother of hydrocephalic baby to cancel abortion. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 46 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but don’t intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed China’s forced abortion & Romania’s forced pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Long-held moderate stance focuses on reducing abortions. (Mar 2008)
  • Consistently uses Dem. Party line, "safe, legal, and rare". (Mar 2008)
  • 1974: pro-choice fervency not based on any personal abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: keep abortion safe, legal & rare into next century. (Jul 2007)
  • Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases. (Jun 2007)
  • 1993:Early action on abortion rights ended Right’s dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Fought for years to get “Plan B” contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • Partial birth exceptions for life-threatening abnormalities. (Apr 2006)
  • Government should have no role in abortion decision. (Oct 2005)
  • We can find common ground on abortion issue. (Sep 2005)
  • Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania. (Nov 2003)
  • Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreement. (Nov 2003)
  • Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice. (Oct 2000)
  • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk. (Oct 2000)
  • Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare. (Jan 1999)
  • Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. (Jan 1999)
  • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports parental notice & family planning. (Feb 1997)
  • Cairo Document: right to abortion but not as family planning. (Sep 1996)
  • No abortion for sex selection in China. (Apr 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ted Cruz on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Companies can deny insuring birth control. (Apr 2012)
  • Protect innocent human life with partial-birth ban. (Jul 2011)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Andrew Cuomo on Abortion
Democratic Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Andrew Cuomo OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions. (May 2014)
  • Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Rahm Emanuel on Abortion
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 9 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Newt Gingrich on Abortion
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 9 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Opposing contraception isn't extreme; legal infanticide is. (Feb 2012)
  • Don't discard excess embryos from in vitro fertilization. (Jan 2012)
  • Embryonic stem-cell research desensitizes us to kill babies. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop forcing pro-choice morality on religious organizations. (Jun 2011)
  • Immediately cease public funding for abortion providers. (Jun 2011)
  • Impeach judges who don’t abide by Constitution as written. (Oct 2005)
  • Most Americans are pro-choice and anti-abortion. (Jun 1995)
  • $500 tax credit for adoption. (Dec 1994)
  • Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Nikki Haley on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes by Nikki Haley OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • I'm pro-life because someone saved my husband's life. (Apr 2012)
  • Every life is blessed by God. (Nov 2010)
Mike Huckabee on Abortion
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 26 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • In AR, instituted "Choose Life" license plates. (Nov 2008)
  • I am actively PRO-LIFE not just quietly pro-life. (Nov 2008)
  • Unborn Child Amendment: all legally possible to protect life. (Nov 2008)
  • Culture of life encompasses more3 than just abortion issue. (Nov 2008)
  • Pro-stem cell research but not embryonic stem cells. (Nov 2008)
  • No state-by-state decisions on moral issues like abortion. (Nov 2008)
  • Life question reflects nation’s nature & equality of humans. (Feb 2008)
  • Will lead fight for constitutional ban on abortion. (Feb 2008)
  • I’m pro-life, but have no opinion on Justice O’Connor. (Jan 2008)
  • No states rights for moral issues like abortion. (Nov 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Led Arkansas to human life amendment in state constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • Consensus impossible: pro-choice world fundamentally differs. (Jun 2007)
  • Hate abortion but allow it is like hate slavery but allow it. (May 2007)
  • Certainly good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research creates life to end a life. (May 2007)
  • Pro-life includes improving life after birth. (Jan 2007)
  • Outlaw all abortions; err on the side of life. (Jan 2007)
  • Pro-life and pro-death penalty, & sees them as far different. (Jan 2007)
  • Even Americans who are pro-choice are pro-life. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports woman’s right-to-know legislation. (Jan 2001)
  • Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law. (Jan 2001)
  • 50M abortions a year worldwide is bug business. (Jun 1998)
  • Abortions are legal but they're NOT safe. (Jun 1998)
  • By deciding abortion is OK, we're our own god. (Sep 1997)
Jon Huntsman on Abortion
Republican UT Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Jon Huntsman OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Supports a right to life amendment. (Jun 2011)
  • No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life. (Jun 2011)
  • Make second-trimester abortions illegal. (Mar 2009)
Bobby Jindal on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • 2003: In first race, admitted to liberals he was pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Judeo-Christian heritage fosters culture of life. (Nov 2010)
  • I’m pro-life. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Gary Johnson on Abortion
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Don't require insurers to provide birth control. (May 2012)
  • No federal funding for stem cell research. (Jan 2012)
  • Women's right to choose until fetal viability. (Jun 2011)
  • Right to choose up until viability of the fetus. (May 2011)
  • Leave the decision up to the woman. (Jan 2001)
Peter King on Abortion
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
Martin O`Malley on Abortion
Democrat
Click here for 2 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • $101M for stem cell research over six years. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Barack Obama on Abortion
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 35 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • ObamaCare asks insurance companies to provide contraceptives. (Oct 2012)
  • Insurers must provide contraception, but not employers. (Feb 2012)
  • Catholic Bishops rejected segregated abortion funds. (May 2010)
  • 2007 bill: discount contraceptives at college health clinics. (Nov 2009)
  • No litmus test; nominate to Court based on their fairness. (Oct 2008)
  • 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother. (Aug 2008)
  • FactCheck: Abortions HAVE gone down under Pres. Bush. (Aug 2008)
  • 1997: opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions. (Aug 2008)
  • Ok for state to restrict late-term partial birth abortion. (Apr 2008)
  • We can find common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. (Apr 2008)
  • Undecided on whether life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Teach teens about abstinence and also about contraception. (Apr 2008)
  • GovWatch: Obama’s “present” votes were a requested strategy. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy. (Feb 2008)
  • Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases. (Aug 2007)
  • Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters. (Oct 2006)
  • Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism. (Oct 2006)
  • Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive. (Oct 2004)
  • Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect a woman’s right to choose. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Blocked IL law: Born Alive Infant Protection Act. (Oct 2011)
  • Opposed born-alive treatment law because it was already law. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Sarah Palin on Abortion
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 26 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Pushed to ban 2nd trimester abortion at Wasilla's hospital. (Sep 2011)
  • Down syndrome child makes her saint of antiabortion movement. (Sep 2011)
  • New feminism: pro-woman, pro-life sisterhood. (Nov 2010)
  • Supreme Court oath: impartially apply Constitution. (Nov 2010)
  • Supported 1990s TV ad: "Life: What a Beautiful Choice". (Nov 2010)
  • Stricter than McCain on abortion rules & stem-cell research. (Jan 2010)
  • Daughter Piper is poster girl for Alaska Right-to-Life. (Nov 2009)
  • Choose life even in case of rape or teenage pregnancy. (Nov 2009)
  • Protect our daughters with parental notification law. (Nov 2009)
  • Fleetingly considered abortion at 43; understands sentiment. (Nov 2009)
  • Chose judges who were strict Constitutional constructionists. (Nov 2009)
  • Use my daughter Bristol as a teaching tool for others. (Oct 2008)
  • Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy. (Oct 2008)
  • Abortion should be states’ issue, not federal mandate. (Oct 2008)
  • While mayor, Wasilla charged rape victims for rape kits. (Sep 2008)
  • Rejected sympathy for Down’s Syndrome son, as gift from God. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2008)
  • Every baby is created with a future and potential. (Aug 2008)
  • Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty. (Feb 2008)
  • Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids. (Oct 2007)
  • Pro-life. (Nov 2006)
  • Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped. (Nov 2006)
  • If Roe v. Wade got overturned, let people decide what’s next. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes use of public funds for abortions. (Oct 2006)
  • Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life. (Aug 2006)
  • Only exception for abortion is if mother’s life would end. (Jul 2006)
Deval Patrick on Abortion
Democrat
Click here for 3 full quotes by Deval Patrick OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics. (Jul 2009)
  • Decisions on abortion should be made by women. (Jan 2006)
  • Support for stem cell research. (Sep 2005)
Rand Paul on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Thousands of exceptions follow from maternal health. (May 2013)
  • Coarsening of our culture led to 50 million unborn deaths. (Sep 2012)
  • My opponents call me libertarian but I'm pro-life. (Feb 2011)
  • Life begins at conception. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Rick Perry on Abortion
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • More restrictions on abortion clinics; 5-month limit. (Jul 2013)
  • Protect the unborn via sonogram requirement. (Feb 2011)
  • The right to privacy is fictitious. (Nov 2010)
  • Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal health. (Jun 2002)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Rob Portman on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Ban Partial Birth Abortion & Overseas Abortion funding. (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Condoleezza Rice on Abortion
Secretary of State
Click here for 3 full quotes by Condoleezza Rice OR click here for Condoleezza Rice on other issues.
  • Mildly pro-choice, with many restrictions. (Oct 2005)
  • We need a culture that respects life. (Mar 2005)
  • Libertarian on abortion; don’t force views on others. (Mar 2005)
Mitt Romney on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 45 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for 7 older headlines OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Target of $1.4M in attack ads from Planned Parenthood. (Sep 2012)
  • Courts added tax-paid abortions to RomneyCare; not me. (Jan 2012)
  • I had no litmus test for appointing judges, but I'm pro-life. (Jan 2012)
  • Scientifically, life begins at conception. (Jan 2012)
  • 1990: As church leader, urged at-risk mom against abortion. (Jan 2012)
  • 1994: Supported abortion rights but personally opposed. (Jan 2012)
  • Firmly pro-life; including Court nominations. (Jun 2011)
  • Abortion decision should recognize TWO lives involved. (Mar 2010)
  • OpEd: baroque circumlocutions on evolving abortion stance. (Aug 2009)
  • Supreme Court had said feds should stay out of abortion. (Dec 2007)
  • I took action as governor to preserve the sanctity of life. (Dec 2007)
  • No punishment for women who have partial birth abortions. (Dec 2007)
  • Two-step process: overturn Roe; then change hearts & minds. (Sep 2007)
  • Firmly in the “legal but rare” camp. (Aug 2007)
  • Following in Reagan’s footsteps in converting to pro-life. (Aug 2007)
  • Absolute good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Personally pro-life, but government should not intrude. (May 2007)
  • Was effectively pro-choice until cloning changed his opinion. (May 2007)
  • Breach of Constitution for justices to adjust Constitution. (Mar 2007)
  • Now firmly pro-life, despite 2002 tolerance for abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Anti-abortion views have “evolved & deepened” while governor. (Jul 2005)
  • Personally against abortion, but pro-choice as governor. (Mar 2002)
  • For safe, legal abortion since relative’s death from illegal. (Oct 1994)

    Contraception

  • Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives. (Oct 2012)
  • Since 1960s, illegal for states to ban contraception. (Sep 2012)
  • Church employee birth control violates religious conscience. (Feb 2012)
  • MA churches can choose to not provide morning-after pills. (Feb 2012)
  • 2002: No to new abortion law; yes to emergency contraception. (Jan 2012)
  • States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to. (Jan 2012)
  • 1993: Morning-after pill could make abortions obsolete. (Nov 2011)
  • Contraception is a personal choice; but advocate abstinence. (Nov 2011)
  • Vetoed emergency contraception for rape victims. (Jul 2005)

    Stem Cells

  • Stem-cell cloning breaches an ethical boundary. (Jan 2012)
  • 2004: Stem cell research ok, if privately funded. (Nov 2011)
  • Outlaw embryo farming, but allow using surplus embryos. (Dec 2007)
  • 2004: Became pro-life during stem cell controversy. (Dec 2007)
  • Altered nuclear transfer instead of embryonic stem cells. (May 2007)
  • Stem cell research lofty goals don’t justify destroying life. (Mar 2007)
  • Vetoed stem cell research bill. (May 2005)

    Voting Record

  • Would be delighted to sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
  • 2005: Vetoed availability without Rx of morning-after pill. (Aug 2007)
  • Would welcome overturning Roe v. Wade. (Mar 2007)
  • Committed to not change law on abortion as Gov., and did not. (Mar 2007)
  • Opposes Roe v Wade, but won’t tamper with abortion laws. (Dec 2006)
  • Endorsed legalization of RU-486. (Mar 2002)
Marco Rubio on Abortion
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  • I believe in protecting life but I'm not a chauvinist. (Mar 2013)
  • Pro-life, but understands that woman's right is the law. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support. (Jun 2012)
  • No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade. (Feb 2010)
  • Require ultrasounds before performing abortions. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted against funding stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Paul Ryan on Abortion
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Private & public life inseparable on faith & life issues. (Oct 2012)
  • Judges shouldn't decide abortion; Congress should. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't make Catholic Charities do things the ObamaCare way. (Sep 2012)
  • Then: safe, legal & rare; now: unqualified right to abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Life begins at conception, so protect unborn children. (Aug 2012)
  • Church-provided contraception is about rights & conscience. (Feb 2012)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Bernie Sanders on Abortion
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Rick Santorum on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 24 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Gingrich's abortion stances compared to Santorum's. (Jan 2012)
  • States have the right to ban contraception, but shouldn't. (Jan 2012)
  • No abortions even in cases of rape; one violence is enough. (Aug 2011)
  • I've not only taken the pledge; I've taken the bullets. (Jun 2011)
  • FactCheck: Under 1/4 of pregnancies end in abortion, not 1/3. (May 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, female suicide & crime not worse under Roe. (Feb 2011)
  • Plan B morning-after pill is abortion, and dangerous. (Sep 2006)
  • Exception for rape & incest ok, even though they take a life. (Sep 2006)
  • Partial birth abortion is not used only for abnormalities. (Apr 2006)
  • Scientifically, an embryo is human from moment of conception. (Apr 2006)
  • 93% of abortions are post-conception birth control. (Apr 2006)
  • Partial birth abortion allows killing baby if only toe is in. (Apr 2006)
  • There is no federal right to privacy. (Apr 2003)
  • Responsible stem cell research doesn't destroy embryos. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect any child born alive from botched abortion. (Jun 2001)
  • Partial birth abortion should shock your conscience. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Donald Trump on Abortion
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 5 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice. (Apr 2011)
  • I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories. (Apr 2011)
  • I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion. (Jul 2000)
  • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition. (Dec 1999)
Jesse Ventura on Abortion
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Illegalizing abortions won't stop abortions. (Apr 2008)
  • Vetoed 4-hour waiting period for abortions. (Apr 2008)
  • Keep abortion legal on privacy grounds. (Jul 2000)
  • Doesn’t support abortion, but leave them legal. (Jan 1999)
  • Abortion decision belongs with the woman and who she chooses. (Nov 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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