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Haley Barbour on Abortion

Former Republican MS Governor (until 2012)


We made MS the safest state for an unborn child

I am proud of Mississippi [on abortion issues]: in 2004, my first year, after we worked together to enact comprehensive pro-life legislation, Americans United for Life, a national right-to-life organization, named Mississippi "the safest state in America for an unborn child."
Source: 2011 Mississippi State of the State Address , Jan 11, 2011

Protect the rights of the unborn

[I support] Protecting the rights of the unborn. I am pro-life. I have been a national spokesman on this issue and will continue to be an advocate for policies which promote the sanctity of human life
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial campaign website, haleybarbour.com , Jan 28, 2006

States should have the right to regulate & limit abortions

Many on the left advocate a policy of abortion on demand, for any reason, at any time during the pregnancy, with no state regulation or limitation allowed, and paid for by the taxpayers. This extreme position is unacceptable to the vast majority of Americans. It means a government policy of allowing abortion as a means of birth control and sex selection. Most people know this is simply wrong. (Even Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke out against abortion for sex selection in China.)

States should have the right to regulate and limit abortions. At the very least, parental consent or notification should be required before abortions are performed on minors; states should be allowed to impose waiting periods; and late-term abortions should be prohibited except to save the life of the mother.

Source: Agenda For America, by Haley Barbour, p.161 , Apr 25, 1996

Other governors on Abortion: Haley Barbour on other issues:
MS Gubernatorial:
Phil Bryant
MS Senatorial:
Roger Wicker
Thad Cochran

Newly elected Nov. 2012:
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Page last updated: Apr 25, 2013