State of Georgia Archives: on Abortion

Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women

The Susan B. Anthony List is throwing its support to former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel's Senate campaign. The group supports candidates who oppose abortion rights, mostly endorsing Republican women.

Handel, while at the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, pushed the group to end funding for Planned Parenthood, a women's health organization that provides abortions. The move triggered a huge public controversy, the group reversed its decision and Handel resigned.

The Susan B. Anthony List touts her fight to keep money from Planned Parenthood in its endorsement: "Karen Handel is a strong, articulate pro-life leader," said the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President. "Karen fearlessly exposed the false roots of the 'war on women' PR campaign when she called America's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, a bully--and busted the myth that they provide mammograms."

Source: The Hill e-zine on 2014 Georgia Senate race Mar 4, 2014

Michelle Nunn: Safe, legal, rare, and woman's personal decision

On the issue of abortion, Nunn said that she believes abortions should be "safe, legal and rare and that women should be ultimately able to make this very difficult personal decision in concert with their doctor and their family."
Source: Fox News coverage of 2014 Georgia Senate debates Jul 23, 2013

Vernon Jones: Abortions should always be legal

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Vernon Jones: Supports embryonic stem cell research

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: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Jim Martin: I support Roe v. Wade

    Q: What principles do you support concerning abortion?

    A: I support Roe v. Wade’s decision. My Legislative priorities are as follows:

  1. Defend a woman’s right to reproductive choice.
  2. Equitable distribution of State funds.
  3. Strengthen crime prevention and law enforcement.
  4. Foster rational economic development.
  5. Protect the environment.
  6. Protection of all Georgia children.
  7. Support improvement in public education.
  8. Improved efficiency in government.
Source: 2000 Georgia National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Zell Miller: Promote and fund sexual abstinence programs

I also want to expand the family planning services in county health departments. We are going to expand two successful, community-based pregnancy prevention programs. One is targeted at teenage males, and it is already in operation in 15 Georgia communities. The other is Grady Hospital’s abstinence-based program for teens called “Postponing Sexual Involvement.”
Source: 1997 Georgia State of the State Address Jan 14, 1997

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