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Terry Branstad on Abortion
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Parental notification; partial-birth abortion ban; pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Chet Culver on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Re-start stem cell research program. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Jack Hatch on Abortion
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Hatch on other issues.
  • Abortions should always be legally available. (Nov 2002)
Tom Hoefling on Abortion
Republican Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Hoefling on other issues.
  • Human life begins at conception. (Jul 2014)
  • Strongly opposes abortion. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

IA 2013: 2014 Iowa Senate Debates


Bruce Braley on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research. (Nov 2006)
  • Uphold Roe v. Wade; no criminalization of medical decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Doug Butzier on Abortion
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Butzier on other issues.
  • Leave abortion decisions to the states. (Sep 2014)
Sam Clovis on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
  • Human life begins at conception. (Jul 2014)
  • Pro-life from conception to natural, dignified death. (Jan 2014)
  • Life should be protected from conception. (Nov 2013)
Joni Ernst on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
  • Human life begins at conception. (Sep 2014)
  • Affordable access to contraception. (Sep 2014)
  • Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle. (Sep 2014)
  • No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn. (Sep 2013)
Chuck Grassley on Abortion
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • 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)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Matthew Whitaker on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
  • Life begins at conception. (Oct 2013)

House:


Leonard Boswell on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • 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 YES 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 20% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Steve King on Abortion
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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)
  • 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)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 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)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
David Loebsack on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Donít chip away at Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Pat Murphy on Abortion
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Pat Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Tom Vilsack on Abortion
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • A Catholic who supports abortion rights. (Jul 2004)
Tom Harkin on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin 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 NO 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 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
Bruce Braley on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley on other issues.
  • Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research. (Nov 2006)
  • Uphold Roe v. Wade; no criminalization of medical decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Tom Latham on Abortion
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham 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)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Greg Ganske on Abortion
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
Jim Lightfoot on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Jim Lightfoot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daryl Northrop on Abortion
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Abortions should always be legal. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Abortion
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • No partial birth, no public funding, but some exceptions. (Aug 2004)
Roxanne Conlin on Abortion
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
  • Support women's right to reproductive freedom. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
George Eichhorn on Abortion
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
  • 100% right-to-life voting record. (May 2008)
Greg Ganske on Abortion
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske on other issues.
  • 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)
Jim Leach on Abortion
Republican (District 1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jim Nussle on Abortion
Republican (District 2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle on other issues.
  • 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)
Steven Rathje on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
  • I will only vote to confirm constructionist judges. (May 2008)
  • Opposed to any embryonic stem cell research. (Mar 2008)
  • Pro-life, from the very beginning to the very end. (Mar 2008)
Christopher Reed on Abortion
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
  • Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances. (Jun 2008)
  • Itís a baby, not a choice. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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