State of Minnesota Archives: on Abortion


John Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception

Walsh called Daines an extreme opponent of abortion rights, saying he opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest and co-sponsored a bill Walsh said would ban abortion and outlaw birth-control pills.

Walsh also noted Daines' support of HR 1091, which declares that human life begins at conception and extends the rights of equal protection under the 14th Amendment to "each born and preborn human person." The bill was introduced a year ago and has seen no action in a House subcommittee.

Source: Ravalli Republic on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Mar 9, 2014

Mike McFadden: Anti-abortion and pro-guns

McFadden was recently endorsed by former Republican U.S. Sens. Rod Grams and Norm Coleman. "This isn't against them (Ortman and Abeler) in any way," Grams said, adding that he likes McFadden's take on the issues. McFadden is anti-abortion and pro-guns, Grams said.

McFadden and his partners built a business while Abeler and Ortman were serving in the Legislature. Although Abeler and Ortman have been high-profile legislators, McFadden is lesser known to the general public.

Source: ABC News on 2014 Minnesota Senate race Aug 20, 2013

Jim Abeler: No public funding for embryonic stem cell research

Jim Abeler voted Nay on Passage With Amendment on SF 100; Abeler voted Yea on Dean Amendment: Stem cell research that does not destroy, injure or create human embryos.

Legislative title:Public Funding for Stem Cell Research

Legislative summary: Vote to pass a bill that allows the University of Minnesota to use state funding for human embryonic and stem cell research.

Source: Minnesota House voting records (Votesmart synopses) May 7, 2008

Amy Klobuchar: Supports embryonic stem cell research

Democrat Amy Klobuchar criticized her Republican opponent, Mark Kennedy, for not supporting embryonic stem cell research. She says his vote, and the President’s veto, are tying the hands of researchers in Minnesota. “This is the home of the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, and we always have been on the cutting edge of new frontiers. Whether it’s pacemakers or Post-It Notes, we’ve been there,” says Klobuchar. “And stem cell research is the new frontier for research for cures.”
Source: Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio Jul 19, 2006

Norm Coleman: End partial birth abortion; require parental consent

Wellstone asked Coleman what he would do to reverse the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion in 1973. “In a recent voter guide, you said you support the complete and immediate reversal of Roe vs. Wade. I would like to know what you plan to get done if elected to immediately overturn Roe vs. Wade?” Wellstone said.

“First of all the issue of abortion is a very personal one to me,” Coleman responded, as he talked about the early birth defect-related deaths of two of his four children. “Roe vs. Wade is the law of the land. I’m not going to overturn the Senate. The difference between you (Wellstone) and I is even on issues where we have deep personal agreement, I still seek to find some common ground.

Coleman called for an end to partial birth abortions and passage of legislation which would require minors receive parental consent prior to having an abortion.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio, Senatorial debates Aug 30, 2002

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