Deb Fischer on Abortion



Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape

On abortion, Kerrey said, "I trust women to make that decision."

"I am pro-life," Fischer declared. She said the only exception she approves of is the life of the mother. She did not include exceptions for incest or rape. Fischer distanced herself from Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's controversial comments about women's bodies being able to reject pregnancy as a result of rape.

Source: Grand Island Independent on 2012 Nebraska Senate debate , Sep 28, 2012

I believe in the sanctity of life

KERREY: I trust women to make that decision. It's a difficult decision. There are a lot better ways to reduce the number of abortions than to regulate women. I think the government should stay out of it.

FISCHER: I am pro-life and I believe in the sanctity of life. I do believe there should be an exception for the life of the mother.

Source: 2012 Nebraska Senate debate excerpts , Sep 28, 2012

Support a culture of life

I am proud to be pro-life and have a 100% pro-life voting record in my 8 years in the Nebraska Legislature. I will continue to support a culture of life by supporting pro-life policies in U.S. Senate.

I have been endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life in this U.S. Senate campaign.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, debfischer2012.com, "issues" , May 15, 2012

Look at the record: Opposes abortion

Following a question from a debate panelist asking each candidate to describe what weaknesses of the other two candidates that could be exploited by the Kerrey campaign during the general election campaign, Fischer declined to name any weaknesses she sees in her opponents and instead touted her own record as a state lawmaker who has supported tax relief and opposed abortion.
Source: AP in The Republic on 2012 Nebraska Senate debates , May 1, 2012

Abortion only for rape & incest; no public funding

Source: 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2004

Opposes public abortion funding.

Fischer opposes the CC Voters Guide question on abortion funding

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Public funding of abortions"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1a on Oct 31, 2012

No family planning assistance that includes abortion.

Fischer co-sponsored Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Prohibits providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where:

  1. the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or an act of incest; or
  2. a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy.
Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion.
Source: HR.217/S.135 13-S0135 on Jan 24, 2013

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