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Roseanne Barr on Abortion
Peace and Freedom Party nominee for President
Click here for the full quote by Roseanne Barr OR click here for Roseanne Barr on other issues.
  • Abortion is a woman's right. (Sep 2012)
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)
Jeb Bush on Abortion
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 9 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Husband of Terri Schiavo blames Bush for harassment. (Jan 2015)
  • 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 4 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Ban abortion more than 20 weeks after fertilization. (May 2015)
  • 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)
Lincoln Chafee on Abortion
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Lincoln Chafee OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • Support right to woman's personal reproductive decisions. (Jun 2015)
  • A woman should make her own reproductive decisions. (Sep 2012)
  • Emotional & divisive abortion debate takes over other issues. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Alito because he didn't respect right to privacy. (Apr 2008)
  • Embryonic stem cell research could help with many diseases. (Sep 2006)
  • Leaving abortion to states means only wealthy have choice. (Sep 2006)
  • The real potential for cures is in the embryonic stem cells. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposed the Alito nomination on 3 issues, not litmus test. (Aug 2006)
  • Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”. (Sep 2000)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 90% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 48 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Issues where Jeb Bush disagrees with Hillary. (Dec 2014)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 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)
  • 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)

    Contraception

  • Hobby Lobby decision is slippery slope against women. (Jun 2014)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • Fought for years to get “Plan B” contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreement. (Nov 2003)
  • 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 7 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Allow vote to end Planned Parenthood's funding. (Aug 2015)
  • Prosecute Planned Parenthood for criminal violations. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban taxpayer funding of abortion & partial birth abortion. (Mar 2015)
  • 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)
Carly Fiorina on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Ban abortions 20 weeks after fertilization. (May 2015)
  • Liberals believe in protecting flies, but not human life. (Jan 2015)
  • Endorsed as pro-life, fiscal conservative "Mama Grizzly". (Nov 2010)
  • Exceptions for rape, incest, and maternal endangerment. (Oct 2010)
  • Overturn the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. (Sep 2010)
  • Embryonic stem cell research ok if not created for purpose. (Sep 2010)
  • Sanctity of life, except in the case of rape and incest. (Jun 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
Jim Gilmore on Abortion
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jim Gilmore OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • The only litmus test for Supreme Court is to follow the law. (Aug 2015)
  • Abortion before 8 weeks not OK, but shouldn’t be prohibited. (May 2007)
  • Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided; good day when repealed. (May 2007)
  • Right to abortion in the first 8 to 12 weeks of pregnancy. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research experiments with people. (May 2007)
  • Informed consent and 24-hour waiting period. (Jan 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Abortion
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Defund Planned Parenthood: they harvest organs of the unborn. (Aug 2015)
  • Reinforce Mexico City policy: defund overseas abortions. (Aug 2015)
  • Pro-life, with exceptions for rape, incest, & maternal life. (Jun 2015)
  • Protect the sanctity of life. (Aug 2008)
  • Ginsburg would get rejected today for outspokenness on Roe. (Jan 2006)
  • Federal crime to harm fetus during an assault. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • 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 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)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Mike Huckabee on Abortion
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 30 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • End Planned Parenthood funding by tying to debt limit vote. (Aug 2015)
  • Apply 5th and 14th amendments to unborn child. (Aug 2015)
  • As president, would push for the repeal of Roe v. Wade. (May 2015)
  • If GOP capitulates on life, they lose voters like me. (Oct 2014)
  • 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 more 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)
Bobby Jindal on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Defund and criminally investigate Planned Parenthood. (Aug 2015)
  • Abortionists need admitting privileges at nearby hospital. (Jun 2015)
  • Human life amendment: define "person" from conception. (Sep 2014)
  • Offering contraception is dangerous federal overreach. (Jun 2014)
  • 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)
John Kasich on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 5 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Admire pregnant women who don't treat cancer to protect baby. (Jun 2010)
  • Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
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 3 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Abortions should be legal, without government restriction. (May 2015)
  • $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 36 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows. (Jan 2015)
  • 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)
George Pataki on Abortion
Republican NY Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by George Pataki OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Appalled by abortion, but stop trying to overturn Roe v.Wade. (Aug 2015)
  • Pro-choice, but ban abortion after 20 weeks. (Aug 2015)
  • I'm pro-choice, with limitations. (May 2015)
  • Claims he can overcome GOP objection to pro-abortion stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Favors abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Vetoes non-prescription morning-after pill. (Aug 2005)
  • Supports banning partial birth abortions. (May 1996)
  • Voted in NY legislature to cut off Medicaid abortion funding. (Jun 1994)
  • Supported by right-to-life groups in 1990s elections. (May 1990)
Rand Paul on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Stop flow of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. (Apr 2015)
  • Supports "Plan B" morning-after contraception. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports religious freedom to deny contraceptive coverage. (Jun 2014)
  • Thousands of exceptions follow from maternal health. (May 2013)
  • Personhood at conception, including embryonic stem cells. (Apr 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 8 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Require hearing fetal heartbeat & one-day waiting period. (Jun 2015)
  • 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)
Marco Rubio on Abortion
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  • Barbarians of our age have murdered millions of the unborn. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks. (Apr 2015)
  • Consensus that life begins at conception; so no abortion. (May 2014)
  • 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)
Bernie Sanders on Abortion
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • Women have the right to choose, regardless of income. (Jun 1997)
  • 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 26 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Roe v. Wade was a rogue decision, not settled law. (Aug 2015)
  • Pushed legislation to protect the unborn. (May 2015)
  • 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)
Jill Stein on Abortion
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jill Stein OR click here for Jill Stein on other issues.
  • Healthcare is a right, including women's reproductive rights. (Nov 2012)
  • Birth control should not be up to your employer. (Oct 2012)
  • Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (May 2012)
  • Maintain abortion rights & provide free birth control. (May 2012)
  • Give women easy access to “morning after” pill. (Oct 2002)
  • Protect a woman’s right to choose. (Nov 2001)
Donald Trump on Abortion
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 7 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • I have evolved on abortion issue, like Reagan evolved. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health. (Jun 2015)
  • 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)
Scott Walker on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Use alternatives to protect life of mother; no exceptions. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks at both state & federal level. (Mar 2015)
  • Passed pro-life legislation & defunded Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2015)
  • Supports Personhood Amendment prohibiting all abortions. (Feb 2015)
  • I'm proudly pro-life, but focus on fiscal issues. (Dec 2013)
  • Protect life from conception to natural death. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
James Webb on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Supports Roe v. Wade and abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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