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Mike Gravel on Abortion

Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)


Fund stem cell research on existing & new embryonic lines

Q: Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?

A: Yes.

Source: Presidential Election 2008 Political Courage Test Apr 22, 2008

Agreed with NARAL on 16 pro-choice votes; absent on other 7

Source: NARAL voting record, www.ProChoiceAmerica.org Jan 1, 2008

Any abortion decision should remain between woman & doctor

I am opposed to today’s Supreme Court ruling [allowing states to ban partial-birth abortion] or any ruling that places restrictions on reproductive freedom. Today’s decision authorizes federal intervention to prohibit a nationwide procedure that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has found at times to be medically necessary. Any decision on abortion should remain between a woman and her doctor. There is no room for interference from politicians and judges.
Source: Press release, “Statement on Supreme Court ruling” Apr 27, 2007

Stem Cell research should not be limited

Stem Cell research is something the Senator feels strongly about -- and believes that it is wrong to limit the advancement of science. He spoke of the day when using a corpse for medical research was unheard of, and condemned -- and pointed out that that would lead to many medical breakthroughs.
Source: Blue State Observer, “Scones with the Senator” Jun 27, 2006

Other candidates on Abortion: Mike Gravel on other issues:
Nominees:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
GOP V.P.: Gov.Sarah Palin
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama
Dem.V.P.: Sen.Joe Biden

Third Parties:
Constitution: Chuck Baldwin
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
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