State of Maryland Archives: on Abortion


Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

Q: What about expanding federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells?

Cardin selected, "Support."

Cardin adds, "Stem cell research has the potential to help scientists make tremendous breakthroughs in medical innovation. I cosponsored legislation to promote stem cell research, and I applauded President Obama's March 2009 Executive Order overturning the Bush Administration's longstanding policy and allowing the responsible use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research.:

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates

Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

Q: Do you support or oppose expanding federal funding for research using embryonic stem cells?

Bongino selected, "Oppose."

Source: Your Candidates Your Health: 2012 Maryland Senate debates Jun 15, 2012

Martin O`Malley: $101M for stem cell research over six years

Source: 2012 Maryland State of the State Address Feb 3, 2012

Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research

I support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research, I voted to override the presidentís veto, a bill that was bipartisan, worked out so that we could advance embryonic stem cell research. Steele supported Bushís veto in that regard. So thereís a major difference between the two of us on embryonic stem cell research.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning

We do have a responsibility to make sure there is no cloning. Congress has passed some bills that I have supported that deal with human cloning. Thatís not acceptable. That goes beyond the range. But when youíre talking about embryos that are otherwise going to be discarded, the bill that was worked out in Congress, thereís no financial reward to the donors. These are embryos that otherwise are going to be discarded. These are the stem cells that weíre talking about.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases

Q: Should a parent be notified that his or her daughter is having an abortion?

A: Parents should be involved in the decisions of their children. Absolutely. But there are some families where there has been abuse, there are some families where thereís been neglect, if there is proper protection in the law, then letís take a look at it.

Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells

I do support stem cell research. Where I have drawn the line is federal funding for research that destroys the embryo. And, and Iíve been very much an advocate and supporter of advancing research that will allow us to do the - do what we need to do without destroying that, that embryo.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives

Q: Why are you opposed to using embryonic stem cells? Taking of a life?

A: Yes, I see that as a life, and I donít think that we should use federal funds to do that. 1

Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos

I wonít close down the fertility clinics. We have options there. We could, we could set up adoptions for those, for those embryos. There are so many other options that we can pursue that we donít. The key thing to keep in here is that science moves us in a certain direction, and it pushes the envelope, as it should. But as a society, we also must, must consider the, the, the religious, the moral, and the ethical values of that society, and that needs to be a part of this as well.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place

Q: Would you hope the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

A: My desire is that we follow what stare decisis is at this point.

Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

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