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David Redick on Abortion

Republican Senate Challenger


A fetus has no rights as a separate person until born

Q: Is abortion a woman's right?

A: Yes. Many people take the position that abortion is a moral or religious issue. Others take the clinical approach that new DNA (and thus life) occurs at conception. These are meaningful positions, but do not negate the fact that the fetus is not a separate person with rights until born.

Source: Email interview with OnTheIssues.org Mar 6, 2006

A woman's body is her property

As to the law, a woman's body is her property, and not the government, her doctor, or her church. Thus, it is a woman's right to make an informed choice on what happens to her body. In fact, for a responsible woman there are a series of choices involved: Whether 1) to have sex, 2) to use protection, and 3) to have an abortion. The Roe vs Wade ruling is invalid because the Federal government has no constitutional authority in this area. The fetus is not a separate person with rights until born.
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com, "Issues" Feb 22, 2006

No government payment & no partial birth abortion

Dave is personally opposed to abortion except to protect the mother's life, and says in no case should the government pay the costs. Dave further opposes abortion after the first trimester (3 months is plenty of time to make up your mind), and partial-birth abortions. To the extent abortion laws are passed, they should be at the State level.
Source: Campaign website, www.redick2006.com, "Issues" Feb 22, 2006

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