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Bobby Jindal on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • 2003: In first race, admitted to liberals he was pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Judeo-Christian heritage fosters culture of life. (Nov 2010)
  • Iím pro-life. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)

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Bill Cassidy on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Mary Landrieu on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Supports right to choose & Roe v. Wade. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • 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)
David Vitter on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter 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 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 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)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)

House:


Rodney Alexander on Abortion
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander 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)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (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)
Charles Boustany on Abortion
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany 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)
  • 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)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Bill Cassidy on Abortion
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
John Fleming on Abortion
Republican (District 4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Abortion is a pernicious evil & a national sin. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • 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)
  • Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning. (Jan 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers. (Apr 2009)
Jeff Landry on Abortion
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Life is a gift from God; encourage adoption. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Vance McAllister on Abortion
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
  • Stand strong for the unborn. (Nov 2013)
Cedric Richmond on Abortion
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Aug 2012)
Steve Scalise on Abortion
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • 100% pro-life. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • 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)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Abortion
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Foster on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hugh Baker on Abortion
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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)
John Breaux on Abortion
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • 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 NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 14% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
John Cooksey on Abortion
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
Chris John on Abortion
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Chris John on Abortion
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • 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)
Bennett Johnston on Abortion
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Livingston on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Billy Tauzin on Abortion
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • 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)
Billy Tauzin III on Abortion
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Abortion
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
John Cooksey on Abortion
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
Bobby Jindal on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • 2003: In first race, admitted to liberals he was pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Judeo-Christian heritage fosters culture of life. (Nov 2010)
  • Iím pro-life. (Jun 2008)
  • 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
John Neely Kennedy on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Pro-life, with exceptions. (Oct 2004)
Jim McCrery on Abortion
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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 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)
Charles Melancon on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by NARAL Pro-Choice America. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit funding abortion as part of healthcare reform. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
Charles Melancon on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by NARAL Pro-Choice America. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit funding abortion as part of healthcare reform. (Nov 2009)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
David Vitter on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter 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 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 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)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored banning family assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Paul Carmouche on Abortion
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Abortion
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • I am pro-life; rooted in my faith. (May 2008)
William Jefferson on Abortion
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson 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 YES 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 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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