State of Idaho Archives: on Abortion


Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions

I support fairness and equality in the workplace, and I support a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. I also support the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Jim Risch voted against reauthorization of VAWA. I would have voted for it.
Source: 2014 Idaho Senate campaign website, NelsMitchellForIdaho.com Jul 1, 2014

Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life

Raul Labrador has a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature and will always vote to protect and defend innocent human life.

Raul has been endorsed by Idaho Chooses Life and National Right to Life. His opponent has received contributions from Planned Parenthood.

Raul is the only candidate for Congress who has effectively advocated for strengthening families and the rights of the unborn.

Source: 2010 House campaign website, labrador4idaho.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith

Q: Do you consider yourself pro-choice?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?

A: Yes.

Sullivan adds, "Abortion is a difficult and painful decision for a woman to make. It is a decision only she can make, based on the dictates of her own conscience and faith, not on the dictate's of someone else's. But except under exceptional circumstances, such as rape, incest or danger to her health, she should make that decision as early as she can, so she is not aborting a fetus that is increasingly becoming more like a person. Difficult decisions should be made by an individual based upon their faith. Government should not step into people's private lives."

Source: Idaho Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Sep 9, 2010

Butch Otter: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time

Legislative Summary: Amends existing law relating to abortion to revise a public records exemption; to provide for criminal act state of mind; and to provide procedures for obtaining consent for abortions for minors.Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 23-12-0, Feb. 26; passed House 53-14-3, March 16; signed by Gov. Otter, March 27
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on S 1082 Mar 27, 2007

Brad Little: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time

Legislative Summary: Amends existing law relating to abortion to revise a public records exemption; to provide for criminal act state of mind; and to provide procedures for obtaining consent for abortions for minors.Legislative Outcome: Sen. Little voted AYE; passed Senate 23-12-0, Feb. 26; passed House 53-14-3, March 16; signed by Gov. Otter, March 27
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on S 1082 Feb 26, 2007

Russ Fulcher: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time

Legislative Summary: Amends existing law relating to abortion to revise a public records exemption; to provide for criminal act state of mind; and to provide procedures for obtaining consent for abortions for minors.Legislative Outcome: Sen. Fulcher voted AYE; passed Senate 23-12-0, Feb. 26; passed House 53-14-3, March 16; signed by Gov. Otter, March 27
Source: Idaho Legislative voting records on S 1082 Feb 26, 2007

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Donald Trump(NY)
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