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Jack Markell on Abortion
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Rated 50% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 25% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Chris Coons on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose. (Oct 2010)
  • Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Oct 2010)
  • Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies. (Sep 2010)
  • Support embryonic stem cell research. (Sep 2010)
  • Make abortion safe, legal and rare. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
Christine O`Donnell on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Family Research Council & anti-abortion groups. (Jan 2012)
  • Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research. (Oct 2010)
  • Converted to pro-life position. (Sep 2010)
  • Deal With Delaware: I will always vote in favor of life. (May 2008)
  • Pledges to always vote in favor of life. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
Alex Pires on Abortion
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
  • Would vote to fund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2012)
Kevin Wade on Abortion
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
  • Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate. (Oct 2012)
  • Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Our rights are given to us by our Creator at our conception. (May 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports banning embryonic stem cell research. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)

House:


John Carney on Abortion
Democrat (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Abortion
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes. (Nov 2004)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
Michael Castle on Abortion
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 10% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Michael Castle on Abortion
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 10% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ray Clatworthy on Abortion
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Abortion is not a woman's right. (Mar 2009)
William Roth on Abortion
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Ted Kaufman on Abortion
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
Mike Protack on Abortion
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Life in the womb is the essence of innocence. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Personally opposes abortion, but not an issue for Congress. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports parental notification, opposes late-term abortions. (Sep 2006)
  • Supreme Court should revisit Roe v Wade. (Sep 2006)
Beau Biden on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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