State of Alabama Archives: on Abortion


Roy Moore: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion

Moore said, "I know and I think you do, too, that the foundations of the fabric of our country are being shaken tremendously. Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion. Our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court. Our rights and liberties are in jeopardy."
Source: Birmingham News on 2017 Alabama Senate special election Apr 26, 2017

Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Shelby: I am resolutely pro-life and believe that the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, in which it decided that abortion is a constitutional right, is terribly flawed on both a constitutional and moral basis. I believe that it is our ethical and moral duty to protect the dignity of human life, particularly when it comes to the lives of the most vulnerable members of the human race. I have consistently voted to prevent the use of any federal funds to perform abortions. I am also a cosponsor of S. 1553, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." S. 1553 would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks with the exception of saving the mother's life or in the event of rape or incest.

Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on 2016 Alabama Senate race Nov 8, 2016

Marcus Bowman: Life begins at conception

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right?"

A: Strongly oppose. Life begins at conception and every effort should be made to protect life from its earliest stage. Following the 10th Amendment can be a way that states can have their own approach on this issue.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: Agree

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime

It is my personal belief that abortion is a practice that we should do our best to end in our society, but making the act of having an abortion a crime does not advance that goal, it puts the lives of women in jeopardy and violates the rights guaranteed to all Americans under the United States Constitution.

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman's right to have an abortion is constitutionally protected, and I agree with that ruling. The history in this country shows that prior to Roe when abortion was illegal in most of the country, that imposing criminal sanctions did not solve the problem, it compounded it.

If you want to solve the problem then you have to treat the cause. If we wish to reduce the number of abortions in this country, it will take changes in what we teach our young people about sex and birth control. It will also require that birth control is available to the general public.

Source: 2016 Alabama Senate campaign website, CrumptonForAlabama.com Aug 7, 2015

Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks

As a member of the Susan B. Anthony List National Pro-Life Women's Caucus, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey signed on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief appealing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to overturn Arizona's law stopping abortions after 20 weeks. The Women's Health and Safety Act--Questionable Supreme Court rulings have eliminated the state's ability to prohibit abortions altogether. However, states may enact meaningful abortion-related reforms, and the Women's Health and Safety Act is such a measure. With this bill, House Republicans make clear that should a woman choose to have an abortion, it should be performed in the safest pre-and-post operative environment available. Specifically, this legislation would require direct physician involvement and set mandatory standards for nursing care and post-operative follow- up visits at abortion clinics as well as establishing severe penalties for non-compliance.
Source: 2014 Alabama Lt. Governor campaign website KayIvey.org Oct 30, 2014

Gary Palmer: I will vote to protect the right to life

Life is sacred; it is granted by God and protected by the Constitution. It is the duty of government to protect the right to life. I will vote to protect the right to life.
Source: 2014 AL-6 House campaign website, PalmerForAlabama.com Sep 30, 2014

Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves

I will always firmly uphold these Truths which are self-evident, that all men are created equal. That all are given, by their Creator, the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The most vulnerable, the most helpless, the most abused & the most oppressed. The elderly, the ill--and especially the unborn--everyone has been endowed with the Right to a Life. I will do everything as Governor to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and protect our Freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Source: 2014 Alabama Gubernatorial website, BentleyForGovernor.com Sep 1, 2014

Robert Bentley: Right to Life applies to most vulnerable & most helpless

When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alabama. I am, and have always been, a strong supporter of the Constitution on which our nation and our states were founded. The 10th Amendment, which guarantees those powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, or to the people.

I will always firmly uphold these Truths which are self-evident, that all men are created equal. That all are given, by their Creator, the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The most vulnerable, the most helpless, the most abused & the most oppressed. The elderly, the ill--and especially the unborn--everyone has been endowed with the Right to a Life. I will do everything as Governor to protect those who cannot protect themselves, and protect our Freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature Feb 5, 2013

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2016 Presidential contenders on Abortion:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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