Harold Ford on Abortion
Former Democratic Representative (TN-9, 1997-2007)
CORKER: I am pro-life. I support the culture of life. Iíd appoint judges who donít create law from the bench, but interpret the laws that are on the books. Iíd love to incrementally work to lessen the number of abortions in this country.
FORD: Iím pro-life too. Weíve got to take steps early on, even before a woman gets pregnant, by putting character education & abstinence programs in our schools, and other legislation to reduce the number of abortions.
CORKER: My dad has Alzheimerís, and I know a lot of people are afflicted. I want to use every piece of science available to cure those diseases -- adult stem cells; cord research -- those types of stem cell research that have actually been proven, I want to see those carried out. I was incredibly disappointed that this last Congress did not add the money necessary to make sure that those types of technology are carried on. I do not support the type of stem cell research that destroys human life. But I strongly support those kinds that are proven to cure diseases, where we have tremendous breakthroughs.
FORD: When it comes to stem cells, Iím with [the people]. His party has blocked it. He claims that the Congress blocked it -- I would remind my opponent that the Republicans who control the House, the Senate, and the White House.
For over thirty years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women's health and make abortion less necessary. NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about reproductive rights and health issues and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government. The NARAL ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
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