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Carly Fiorina on Abortion

 


Exceptions for rape, incest, and maternal endangerment

Politico reports that Boxer has hammered away at Fiorina's stance on abortion during their two previous debates. But observers say she's holding back a bit. That strategy contrasts with her three previous campaigns for the Senate, where she's found success against other conservative Republicans who view abortion similarly to Fiorina.

Boxer charged that Fiorina's stance on abortion is "'a direct threat' to the rights of women in California and the nation," the Los Angeles Times reports. Boxer said, "The most extreme anti-choice groups have found their candidate in Carly Fiorina." Fiorina, who opposes abortion except in the case of rape, incest or when the pregnancy endangers the life of the mother, has said the allegation is a distortion of her position. She told reporters that her opponent was trying to shift voters' attention from more pressing concerns. Fiorina has not explained what actions, if any, she would take in Congress to restrict abortion if elected"

Source: Medical News Today coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Oct 18, 2010

Overturn the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion

One of the sharpest exchanges occurred when the candidates were asked about abortion. "If my opponent's views prevailed, women and doctors would be criminals, they would go to jail. Women would die, like they did before Roe v. Wade," said Boxer, a fierce critic of restrictions on existing abortion rights.

Fiorina reiterated her support for overturning the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, but said, "The most important issue right now in this election is the creation of jobs."

Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Sep 2, 2010

Embryonic stem cell research ok if not created for purpose

On Stem-cell research: Fiorina said she felt comfortable allowing federal funding to go to research using adult stem cells, as well as embryos that would have been destroyed otherwise. "It is when embryos are produced for the purposes of destruction, for the purposes of stem cell research that I have a great deal of difficulty," she said. Boxer did not address the question, which was directed to Fiorina.
Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate Sep 2, 2010

Sanctity of life, except in the case of rape and incest

Q: You oppose abortion, except in the case of rape and incest. Barbara Boxer has made choice a big issue in prior elections. And we've looked at the polls. Most Californians agree with her.

A: But you know, most Californians disagree with Barbara Boxer's extreme views. She believes in taxpayer funding for partial birth abortions. Most Californians don't agree with that. And yes, there are Californians who disagree with me on the sanctity of life. But the vast majority of Californians also say that the issue in this election is jobs, and the issue in this election is out-of-control government spending, out-of-control debt, out-of- control regulations and out-of-control taxation.

Source: Fox News 2010 interview with Chris Wallace Jun 13, 2010

Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism.

Fiorina opposes the CC survey questions on abortion & strict interpretation

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1 on Aug 11, 2010

Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research.

Fiorina opposes the CC survey question on banning stem-cell research

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research". [Supporting this statement means the candidate would ban such research; opposing it means the candidate would allow such research].

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1a on Aug 11, 2010

Supports Giving legal protection to unborn children.

Fiorina supports the F2A survey question on cap-and-trade

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Giving legal protection to unborn children '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q1 on Sep 19, 2010

Other candidates on Abortion: Carly Fiorina on other issues:
CA Gubernatorial:
Jerry Brown
CA Senatorial:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

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