State of Missouri Archives: on Abortion


Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment

Republican Todd Akin and incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill debated on Thursday, but did not discuss Akin's "legitimate rape" remark that drew national attention to their US Senate race. Akin's comment in August that women have biological defenses against pregnancies that might be caused by "legitimate rapes," which he later retracted, drew widespread rebukes even from members of his own party. The 6-term congressman resisted requests that he step aside for another candidate to take on McCaskill.
Source: Reuters on 2012 Missouri Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade

Asked whether the candidates supported a constitutional amendment saying life begins at conception, Akin staked out the strongest stance. "Yes, I would support a constitutional amendment," he said.

Brunner and Steelman both said they would want to look at the wording of a proposed amendment before endorsing it while still trying to portray a strong anti-abortion stance, with Steelman saying she does believe life begins at conception and Brunner pledging support to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2012 Missouri Senate debate Apr 22, 2012

Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment

Asked whether the candidates supported a constitutional amendment saying life begins at conception, Akin staked out the strongest stance. "Yes, I would support a constitutional amendment," he said.

Brunner and Steelman both said they would want to look at the wording of a proposed amendment before endorsing it while still trying to portray a strong anti-abortion stance, with Steelman saying she does believe life begins at conception and Brunner pledging support to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2012 Missouri Senate debate Apr 22, 2012

Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment

Asked whether the candidates supported a constitutional amendment saying life begins at conception, Akin staked out the strongest stance. "Yes, I would support a constitutional amendment," he said.

Brunner and Steelman both said they would want to look at the wording of a proposed amendment before endorsing it while still trying to portray a strong anti-abortion stance, with Steelman saying she does believe life begins at conception and Brunner pledging support to the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2012 Missouri Senate debate Apr 22, 2012

Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding

Source: 1996 Missouri National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1996

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