State of Oregon Archives: on Abortion

Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision

Wyden charged Huffman had contradictory positions on abortion. Huffman told people in Western Oregon that he was pro-choice on abortion, said Wyden, but in Eastern Oregon, Huffman said the Supreme Court made a bad decision in legalizing abortion with its 1973 landmark ruling on Roe vs. Wade. Huffman replied that was not a contradiction.

"You can be pro-choice and still believe Roe vs. Wade is a bad decision," said Huffman, who taught constitutional law.

Source: coverage of 2010 Oregon Senate debate Oct 22, 2010

Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding

Huffman, who has taught constitutional law for 37 years at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he also served as dean, says he's socially moderate and fiscally conservative. He supports abortion rights, though no federal funding for abortion, and civil unions for gay couples. He says he differs most fundamentally from Wyden in his view that government should have a limited role in American lives.
Source: Oregon Live coverage of 2010 Oregon Senate Debate Oct 8, 2010

Jim Huffman: Pro-choice, but issue has corrupted politics

Huffman says that the abortion issue has "corrupted American politics for way too long" and that it is so difficult because, unlike most individual rights cases, it pits the rights of two individuals--the mother and the unborn--against each other. If forced into one camp or the other, he says he would be characterized as pro-choice.
Source: Elizabeth Hovde, columnist in The Oregonian Mar 6, 2010

Jeff Merkley: Public funding for stem cell research

Source: Oregon State Legislative Voting Records Jun 21, 2007

Winona LaDuke: Supports a woman’s right to choose

Winona Laduke believes strongly in many things. She believes it’s a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. “ I see a lot of men talking about what women should do with their bodies, but not women”, she said.
Source: U-wire article, “Native Week at Oregon State” May 23, 2000

Winona LaDuke: Choice means quality of life for low-income families

LaDuke said that men are concerned with the idea of freedom of choice, but the ones in power do not work to take care of the children that have already been born, providing quality health care for low income families, making sure children receive the child support they need and health care above all.
Source: U-wire article, “Native Week at Oregon State” May 23, 2000

Jeff Merkley: Abortions should always be legally available

Source: Oregon State 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

John Kitzhaber: Abortions always legally available, & government funded

Source: Oregon Gubernatorial 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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