State of Tennessee Archives: on Abortion
Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood
As your next Governor,
I will continue to fight to stop taxpayer $$ going to Planned Parenthood.
Source: Facebook posting on 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial race
Aug 18, 2017
No exceptions for any circumstances
Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Kustoff: Should not be allowed; no exceptions.
Q: Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which political philosophy best describes you?
Kustoff: Very Conservative
Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on Tennessee House race
Nov 8, 2016
Life begins at conception
Standing for West Tennessee Values: I will always fight for the West Tennessee values we so strongly believe in.
I believe life begins at conception, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I believe we have an unequivocal constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2016 Tennessee House campaign website KustoffForCongress.com
Nov 8, 2016
Both Adams and Ball are in sync with contemporary Democrats on issues like women's rights and support for gays.
Both are for raising the minimum wage and for expansion of Medicaid and protection of Medicare and Social Security from privatization schemes.
Source: Memphis Flyer on 2014 Tennessee Senate race
Aug 6, 2014
Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest
The Gordon Ball campaign publicly calls on Sen. Lamar Alexander to announce how he intends to vote on Amendment 1 when he returns from Washington to cast his ballot. Amendment 1 will appear on the ballot [including]: "Nothing in this Constitution secures
or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."
"It's a fair question, Yes or No?" said Gordon Ball, Democratic candidate for US Senate. "Over the past several years, and particularly during this primary season, we've seen
Lamar taking more extreme positions seemingly to shore up the fringe elements on his far right."
"This is an extreme form of government overreach into the private healthcare decisions of a woman," Ball added. "How would Lamar feel if one of his
family members was a victim of rape, incest or the life of the mother was in danger? Does he believe the State of Tennessee should force these decisions, or should the decision be made by the woman with her family and medical professional?"
Source: Nashville Post on 2014 Tennessee Senate race
Jul 16, 2014