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Rob Astorino on Abortion
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Astorino on other issues.
  • No 9th-month abortions, even if federal law allows it. (May 2014)
  • Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life. (Mar 2014)
  • Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion. (Mar 2014)
Mike Bloomberg on Abortion
Mayor of New York City (Independent): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Government should support embryonic stem cell research. (Apr 2013)
  • Supported by women's groups for strong defense of abortion. (Sep 2010)
  • Reproductive choice is a fundamental human right. (May 2006)
Andrew Cuomo on Abortion
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions. (May 2014)
  • Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Bill de Blasio on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Protect the right to choose. (Oct 2013)
Howie Hawkins on Abortion
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Supports reproductive freedom. (Jun 2006)
Kathy Hochul on Abortion
Democratic Lt. Governor Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York. (May 2011)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Zephyr Teachout on Abortion
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Zephyr Teachout on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:


Colia Clark on Abortion
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Colia Clark on other issues.
  • Women's right to control their bodies is nonnegotiable. (May 2012)
  • Morning-after pill should be readily accessible. (May 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Let women make life-and-death decision about own body. (Oct 2012)
  • Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil". (Oct 2012)
  • Require coverage of contraception, even church employees. (Mar 2012)
  • Financially supported by Emily's List. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 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)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Wendy Long on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Wendy Long on other issues.
  • Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees. (Oct 2012)
  • Pro-life from conception to natural death. (Jun 2012)
  • Endorsed as longtime pro-life leader. (Apr 2012)
  • Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception. (Mar 2012)
  • Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Scott Noren on Abortion
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Noren on other issues.
  • Pro-choice; some abortions are ethical. (Jul 2011)
Charles Schumer on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (NY): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Charles Schumer 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)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Expand contraceptive services 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)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • 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)

House:


Timothy Bishop on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Bishop 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 NO 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 banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ann Marie Buerkle on Abortion
Republican (District 25): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ann Marie Buerkle on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Yvette Clarke on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Yvette Clarke 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)
  • 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)
Chris Collins on Abortion
Republican (District 27): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Collins on other issues.
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
Joseph Crowley on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Crowley 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 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)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • 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)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Eliot Engel on Abortion
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-17): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Engel 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • 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)
Vito Fossella on Abortion
Rep./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-13): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Vito Fossella 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 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 82% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
Chris Gibson on Abortion
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gibson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Michael Grimm on Abortion
Republican (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Grimm on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Nov 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Richard Hanna on Abortion
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hanna on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Nan Hayworth on Abortion
Republican (District 18): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nan Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Brian Higgins on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-27): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Brian Higgins 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 NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
Kathy Hochul on Abortion
Democrat (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Hochul on other issues.
  • Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York. (May 2011)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Steve Israel on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Steve Israel 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 NO 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 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)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Jan 2014)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Hakeem Jeffries on Abortion
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hakeem Jeffries on other issues.
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Peter King on Abortion
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Peter 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)
  • 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)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
Nita Lowey on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-18): Click here for 21 full quotes OR click here for Nita Lowey 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Jan 2014)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Dan Maffei on Abortion
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Maffei on other issues.
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Carolyn Maloney on Abortion
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-14): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Maloney 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 NO 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 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 banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • 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)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Sponsored bill requiring fulfilling contraceptive Rx. (Jul 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)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Sean Maloney on Abortion
Democrat (District 18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Maloney on other issues.
  • Strong supporter of a woman's right to choose. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Gregory Meeks on Abortion
Dem./Working-Families (NY-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gregory Meeks 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 NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Grace Meng on Abortion
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Grace Meng on other issues.
  • Provide women with access to reproductive health care. (Nov 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Jerrold Nadler on Abortion
Dem./Lib./Working-Families (NY-8): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jerrold Nadler 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • 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)
Charles Rangel on Abortion
Dem./Lib./Working-Families: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Charles Rangel on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
Tom Reed on Abortion
Republican (District 23): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reed on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Jose Serrano on Abortion
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-16): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jose Serrano 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 NO 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 banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • 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)
Louise Slaughter on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-28): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Louise Slaughter 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Sponsored bill allowing emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Paul Tonko on Abortion
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Tonko on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Ed Towns on Abortion
Democrat/Liberal Representative (NY-10): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Ed Towns 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 NO 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 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 banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Nydia Velazquez on Abortion
Democrat/Working-Families Representative (NY-12): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Nydia Velazquez 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 NO 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 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 NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George Pataki on Abortion
Republican NY Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for George Pataki on other issues.
  • Claims he can overcome GOP objection to pro-abortion stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Favors abortion rights. (Jun 2006)
  • Vetoes non-prescription morning-after pill. (Aug 2005)
  • Supports banning partial birth abortions. (May 1996)
  • Voted in NY legislature to cut off Medicaid abortion funding. (Jun 1994)
  • Supported by right-to-life groups in 1990s elections. (May 1990)
David Paterson on Abortion
Democratic Governor (NY): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Paterson on other issues.
  • Proposed $1 billion stem cell research initiative. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
George Maragos on Abortion
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Maragos on other issues.
  • Human life is precious. (Jan 2012)
Bob Turner on Abortion
2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
Gary Ackerman on Abortion
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. (NY-5): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Gary Ackerman 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 NO 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 banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • 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)
Maurice Hinchey on Abortion
Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam. Representative (NY-22): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Maurice Hinchey 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
Chris Lee on Abortion
Republican (Resigned 2011) (District 26): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lee on other issues.
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Carolyn McCarthy on Abortion
Dem./Ind./Working-Families (NY-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn McCarthy 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 NO 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 banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Bill Owens on Abortion
Democratic Representative (NY-23): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Owens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Bob Turner on Abortion
Former Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Turner on other issues.
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
Rudy Giuliani on Abortion
Former Mayor of NYC: Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • OpEd: Compromise left all sides unhappy. (Aug 2009)
  • Personally oppose abortion, but let the woman decide. (Dec 2007)
  • Would probably not sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
  • Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor. (Aug 2007)
  • 2000: ran against Hillary as a pro-choice candidate. (Jul 2007)
  • Allowing choice keeps government out of peopleís lives. (May 2007)
  • Seek bipartisan ways to reduce abortion & increase adoption. (May 2007)
  • Forever against abortion; but respect othersí choice. (May 2007)
  • Appoint constructionist judges, but no litmus test. (May 2007)
  • Would personally advise women against abortion. (May 2007)
  • 1997:Supported partial birth; opposed parental notificiation. (May 2007)
  • Would not oppose strong pro-life plank of GOP platform. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s. (May 2007)
  • Ok to repeal Roe v. Wade, but ok to view it as precedent too. (May 2007)
  • Allow states to fund or not fund abortion. (May 2007)
  • Encourage adoptions; ban partial-birth abortion. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research ok if limited properly. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Encouraged adoptions; but over-stated results. (May 2007)
  • As mayor, supported public funding for abortion. (Oct 2005)
  • Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions. (Dec 1999)
Carl McCall on Abortion
2002 Democratic Challenger NY Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl McCall on other issues.
  • Give women access to all family planning services. (Sep 2002)
Eliot Spitzer on Abortion
Former Democratc Governor (2007-2008): Click here for Eliot Spitzer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Weiner on Abortion
Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) (District 9): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Anthony Weiner 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 NO 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 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice 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)
Michael Benjamin on Abortion
Former Republican Challenger (2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Benjamin on other issues.
  • Ban partial-birth abortion, except for maternal health. (Oct 2003)
Ed Cox on Abortion
Former Republican Challenger (withdrew Jan. 2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Cox on other issues.
  • Promote a culture of life. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban on partial birth abortions. (Jan 2006)
Al D'Amato on Abortion
Former Republican Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Al D'Amato on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Harold Ford on Abortion
2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Pro-life; education before pregnancy to reduce abortions. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports stem cell research of all types. (Oct 2006)
  • 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 YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 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)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Daniel Frisa on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for Daniel Frisa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rudy Giuliani on Abortion
2000 Former Republican Candidate: Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Giuliani on other issues.
  • OpEd: Compromise left all sides unhappy. (Aug 2009)
  • Personally oppose abortion, but let the woman decide. (Dec 2007)
  • Would probably not sign federal ban on all abortions. (Nov 2007)
  • Ultimate decision by woman, her conscience & her doctor. (Aug 2007)
  • 2000: ran against Hillary as a pro-choice candidate. (Jul 2007)
  • Allowing choice keeps government out of peopleís lives. (May 2007)
  • Seek bipartisan ways to reduce abortion & increase adoption. (May 2007)
  • Forever against abortion; but respect othersí choice. (May 2007)
  • Appoint constructionist judges, but no litmus test. (May 2007)
  • Would personally advise women against abortion. (May 2007)
  • 1997:Supported partial birth; opposed parental notificiation. (May 2007)
  • Would not oppose strong pro-life plank of GOP platform. (May 2007)
  • Giuliani donated to Planned Parenthood throughout 1990s. (May 2007)
  • Ok to repeal Roe v. Wade, but ok to view it as precedent too. (May 2007)
  • Allow states to fund or not fund abortion. (May 2007)
  • Encourage adoptions; ban partial-birth abortion. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research ok if limited properly. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: Encouraged adoptions; but over-stated results. (May 2007)
  • As mayor, supported public funding for abortion. (Oct 2005)
  • Pro-choice; no ban on partial-birth abortions. (Dec 1999)
Abe Hirschfeld on Abortion
2004 former Builders Party Senate challenger: Click here for Abe Hirschfeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sue Kelly on Abortion
Republican (until 2007) (District 19): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sue Kelly 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 NO 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 YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
John LaFalce on Abortion
Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John LaFalce 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)
David McReynolds on Abortion
2004 Green Senate challenger (NY); 2000 Socialist for Pres.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David McReynolds on other issues.
  • Protect a womanís right to have an abortion. (Sep 2004)
  • Give women a genuine right of free choice. (Aug 1999)
Howard Mills on Abortion
2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Howard Mills on other issues.
  • Supports a womanís right to choose. (Oct 2004)
  • Pro-choice but against partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports Stem-Cell Research. (Aug 2004)
  • Pro-choice but no partial birth abortions. (Jul 2000)
Susan Molinari on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Molinari on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Pat Moynihan on Abortion
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Moynihan on other issues.
  • Partial-birth abortion is too close to infanticide. (Mar 2012)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
Major Owens on Abortion
Democrat (until 2007) (District 11): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Major Owens on other issues.
  • 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 NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Bill Paxon on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 27): Click here for Bill Paxon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gerald Solomon on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 22): Click here for Gerald Solomon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Arcuri on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Arcuri on other issues.
  • Womanís right to choose is Constitutionally protected. (Nov 2006)
  • Support stem cell research. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Gary Bernsten on Abortion
2010 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for Gary Bernsten on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sherry Boehlert on Abortion
Republican/Independence (District 23): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sherry Boehlert on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO 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)
Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY): Click here for 46 full quotes OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but donít intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Chinaís forced abortion & Romaniaís forced pregnancy. (Apr 2008)
  • Long-held moderate stance focuses on reducing abortions. (Mar 2008)
  • Consistently uses Dem. Party line, "safe, legal, and rare". (Mar 2008)
  • 1974: pro-choice fervency not based on any personal abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • 1999: keep abortion safe, legal & rare into next century. (Jul 2007)
  • Lift ban on stem cell research to cure devastating diseases. (Jun 2007)
  • 1993:Early action on abortion rights ended Rightís dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Fought for years to get ďPlan BĒ contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • Partial birth exceptions for life-threatening abnormalities. (Apr 2006)
  • Government should have no role in abortion decision. (Oct 2005)
  • We can find common ground on abortion issue. (Sep 2005)
  • Alternatives to pro-choice like forced pregnancy in Romania. (Nov 2003)
  • Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreement. (Nov 2003)
  • Must safeguard constitutional rights, including choice. (Oct 2000)
  • Late term abortion only if life or health are at risk. (Oct 2000)
  • Remain vigilant on a womanís right to chose. (Jan 2000)
  • Keep abortion safe, legal and rare. (Jan 1999)
  • Being pro-choice is not being pro-abortion. (Jan 1999)
  • Reach out to teens to reduce teen sex problems. (Jan 1999)
  • Supports parental notice & family planning. (Feb 1997)
  • Cairo Document: right to abortion but not as family planning. (Sep 1996)
  • No abortion for sex selection in China. (Apr 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Voted liberal line on partial birth & harm to fetus. (Oct 2005)
  • 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 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)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (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)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Joe DioGuardi on Abortion
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe DioGuardi on other issues.
  • All life is precious; abortion is an unfortunate symptom. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
Michael Forbes on Abortion
Republican (retired) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Forbes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Benjamin Gilman on Abortion
Republican (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Gilman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Felix Grucci on Abortion
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Felix Grucci on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
John Hall on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hall on other issues.
  • Safe, legal abortion regardless of income. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Howie Hawkins on Abortion
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Supports reproductive freedom. (Jun 2006)
Amo Houghton on Abortion
Republican/Conservative (District 31): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Amo Houghton on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Caroline Kennedy on Abortion
Former Democratic candidate (2008): Click here for Caroline Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Randy Kuhl on Abortion
Republican Representative (NY-29): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Randy Kuhl 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)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
Rick Lazio on Abortion
Republican/Cons. (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rick Lazio on other issues.
  • No litmus tests for Supreme Court justices; likes OíConnor. (Oct 2000)
  • Partial birth abortion is infanticide. (Oct 2000)
  • No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad. (Jun 2000)
  • No funding for abortion; but donít criminalize it. (May 2000)
  • First trimester abortion OK; partial birth not. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Eric Massa on Abortion
Democrat (until 2010) (District 29): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Eric Massa on other issues.
  • Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. (Nov 2008)
  • I am ďpro-cureĒ on stem cell research. (Nov 2008)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
KT McFarland on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for KT McFarland on other issues.
  • Supports abortion rights. (Mar 2006)
Mike McMahon on Abortion
Democrat (until 2010) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike McMahon on other issues.
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Michael McNulty on Abortion
Democratic/Ind./Cons. Representative (NY-21): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michael McNulty 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 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 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 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Scott Murphy on Abortion
Democrat (until 2010) (District 20): Click here for Scott Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marilyn O`Grady on Abortion
2004 former Conservative Party challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn O`Grady on other issues.
  • Entered the race to give a voice to the unborn. (Oct 2004)
  • Believes in the freedom for the unborn. (Oct 2004)
  • Strong advocate for the unborn. (Jun 2004)
Jeanine Pirro on Abortion
Republican challenger; District Attorney: Click here for Jeanine Pirro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Quinn on Abortion
Republican/Ind./Cons. (District 30): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jack Quinn on other issues.
  • 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)
Thomas Reynolds on Abortion
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-26): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Reynolds 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 Spencer on Abortion
Republican Challenger, previously Mayor of Yonkers: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Spencer on other issues.
  • Overturn Roe v. Wade. (Dec 2005)
  • Favor adoption over abortion. (Dec 2005)
  • I am Pro-Life while my opponent is Faux-life. (Aug 2005)
John Sweeney on Abortion
Republican/Conservative (District 22): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Sweeney 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 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 YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jay Townsend on Abortion
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Townsend on other issues.
  • Roe v. Wade should be overturned. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
Jim Walsh on Abortion
Rep./Ind./Conservative Representative (NY-25): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Walsh 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 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)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator (NY): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Let women make life-and-death decision about own body. (Oct 2012)
  • Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil". (Oct 2012)
  • Require coverage of contraception, even church employees. (Mar 2012)
  • Financially supported by Emily's List. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Sponsored bill allowing military abortions in cases of rape. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 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)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
John McHugh on Abortion
Republican/Conservative Representative (NY-23): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John McHugh 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)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • 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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