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Steven Sauerberg on Abortion

Republican Challenger


Provide women with an alternatives to abortion

On social issues, Durbin, who once opposed abortion rights, defended his support for the procedure and called it a "private decision" that should be made by a woman, her doctor and her family. Sauerberg noted his opposition to abortion and said he and his family are actively involved in crisis pregnancy centers that provide women with an alternative.
Source: 2008 Illinois Senate Debate reported in the Chicago Tribune Oct 7, 2008

I'm pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family

Q: The one position no one seems to know is your position on abortion.

A: Actually, lots of people know.

Q: Okay, can we have your position in a sound byte?

A: If you want a sound byte, it's 'I'm pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family.' That's the sound byte. My background is very simple: My wife and I have devoted thousands of dollars to CareNet crisis pregnancy center and others. My wife now raises funds for a number of different crisis pregnancy centers and organizations.

Source: 2008 Illinois Senate Debate: Illinois Review interview Jan 20, 2008

Born Alive Infant Protection Act is basic humanity

Q: Barack Obama is facing questions for his position while in the Illinois legislature as to his position on the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Obama opposed it, as the state version included punishment for doctors who allowed babies born alive to die

A: I've delivered 500 babies and I cannot imagine a baby that had potential viability being abandoned. The concept would not have occurred to me, nor would it occur to many physicians, I can tell you that--it's just basic humanity to me.

Source: 2008 Illinois Senate Debate: Illinois Review interview Jan 20, 2008

Other candidates on Abortion: Steven Sauerberg on other issues:
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IL Senatorial:
Barack Obama
Kathy Cummings
Larry Stafford
Richard Durbin


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Wayne Allard(R,CO)
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Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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