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Ross Perot on Abortion

1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President


For abortion, but reluctantly

His commonsense approach to abortion (for it, but reluctantly), education (the only thing he would raise taxes for), the debt ("like the crazy aunt tucked away in the room upstairs nobody talks about"), and taxing the wealthy ("makes no sense for me to pay less of a percentage of my income that other people"), rang true in a season of sour, false notes. He promised a coalition government, using the best minds of both parties. He said he would "get a shovel and clean out the barn."
Source: The Man Behind the Myth, by Ken Gross, p.202-203 , Sep 20, 2000

Pro-choice activist

Perot has not only taken a pro-abortion stand, his is the first presidential candidate ever to have conceived close personal and institutional ties to the abortion industry. The Perots are activists with an interest in the most radical fringe of the pro-abortion movement.

He funded an entire gynecological wing of the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which has provided first and second trimester abortions as well as amniocentesis research. He has also been a vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Source: Strong-Man Politics, by George Grant, p. 98 , Nov 7, 1992

Itís a womanís choice, including federal funding

I believe it is time for Congress to codify these positions into law. Each human life is a precious gift. We should not create a human life unless weíre willing to take responsibility for it. It is irresponsible for two people to create a human life they donít want. For democracy to work, every single one of us has to take responsibility for his or her actions.
Source: United We Stand, by Ross Perot, p. 93-94 , Jul 2, 1992

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