State of Virginia Archives: on Abortion


Robert Sarvis: Supports embryonic stem cell research

Q: Do you support state funding for stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Source: Virginia State Legislative 2011 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

Robert Sarvis: Early term abortions ok, but parental consent for minors

Q: Do you support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: It depends on the actual legislation. I, like the majority of voters, occupy the middle ground between the two strict/absolutist positions.

Q: Should abortion be legal after the first trimester of pregnancy?

A: There is support, even in the 35th District, for restricting medically unnecessary late-term abortions, but there is not support in the 35th District for banning early-term abortions. The vast majority of voters don't want this election hinging on divisive, social-wedge issues. And neither do I.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?

A: Yes.

Q: Should parental notification be required before an abortion is performed on a minor?

A: Yes.

Q: Should parental consent be required before an abortion is performed on a minor?

A: Yes.

Source: Virginia State Legislative 2011 PVS Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

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