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Earl Ray Tomblin on Abortion
Democratic Governor: Click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

WV 2014: 2014 WV Senate debate


Shelley Moore Capito on Abortion
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • 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 YES 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 YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 55% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Joe Manchin III on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA. (Jul 2010)
Pat McGeehan on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Support the Life at Conception Act; all life is precious. (Nov 2013)
John Raese on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Life begins at conception. (May 2006)
  • Ban cloning - science should not play God. (May 2006)
  • Embryonic stem cell research no; umbilical stem cells yes. (May 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Natalie Tennant on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list. (Jan 2013)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Abortion
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • 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 YES 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 YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 55% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
David McKinley on Abortion
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • I remain proudly Pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Alan Mollohan on Abortion
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Nick Rahall on Abortion
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Pro-life; pro-NRA; anti-EPA. (Jul 2010)
John Rockefeller on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 93% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Cecil Underwood on Abortion
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Abortion
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Hiram Lewis on Abortion
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
  • Protect Life. (Jan 2006)
Rick Snuffer on Abortion
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • Protect the unborn. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Abortion
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • I am Pro-Life, from conception until natural death. (Jun 2008)
  • No embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2008)
  • Pro-life champion for the unborn. (Sep 2002)
Robert Byrd on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • 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 NO 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)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 43% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 50% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
Carte Goodwin on Abortion
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Stop the murdering of innocent children. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Abortion
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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