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Donald Carcieri on Abortion
Republican RI Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • Condemning Roe v. Wade is clear to all who think about it. (Jan 2009)

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Barry Hinckley on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Support woman's right to choose, but urge to NOT terminate. (Jul 2011)
Jack Reed on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed 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)
  • 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)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Vetoing stem cell research shows GOP ideology over science. (Sep 2006)
  • Firmly believes family planning decisions should be private. (Sep 2006)
  • Deeply committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose. (Sep 2006)
  • Expand federal support for Stem Cell research. (Jul 2006)
  • Opposes Alito on grounds of woman’s right to choose. (Nov 2005)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Mark Zaccaria on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Make abortion unthinkable but not illegal. (Nov 2010)
  • No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)
  • Safe, legal, and rare: don't return to back alley abortions. (Nov 2008)
  • Make adoption a more palatable choice. (Nov 2008)

House:


David Cicilline on Abortion
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline on other issues.
  • Full reproductive freedom is a woman's right. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
James Langevin on Abortion
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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 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 mother’s 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)
  • Rated 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 73% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Abortion
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • A woman should make her own reproductive decisions. (Sep 2012)
  • Emotional & divisive abortion debate takes over other issues. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Alito because he didn't respect right to privacy. (Apr 2008)
  • Embryonic stem cell research could help with many diseases. (Sep 2006)
  • Leaving abortion to states means only wealthy have choice. (Sep 2006)
  • The real potential for cures is in the embryonic stem cells. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposed the Alito nomination on 3 issues, not litmus test. (Aug 2006)
  • Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 90% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
Lincoln Almond on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Myrth York on Abortion
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for Myrth York on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Chafee on Abortion
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Lincoln Chafee on Abortion
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • A woman should make her own reproductive decisions. (Sep 2012)
  • Emotional & divisive abortion debate takes over other issues. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed Alito because he didn't respect right to privacy. (Apr 2008)
  • Embryonic stem cell research could help with many diseases. (Sep 2006)
  • Leaving abortion to states means only wealthy have choice. (Sep 2006)
  • The real potential for cures is in the embryonic stem cells. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposed the Alito nomination on 3 issues, not litmus test. (Aug 2006)
  • Strongly supports “Abortion is a woman’s right”. (Sep 2000)
  • 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 90% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for emergency contraception for rape victims. (Sep 2006)
Claiborne Pell on Abortion
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Matt Brown on Abortion
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
  • Pro-choice. (Feb 2006)
Patrick Kennedy on Abortion
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 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)
Stephen Laffey on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Very few scientists believe in embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2006)
  • Don’t have any litmus tests for judges. (Aug 2006)
  • Roe v Wade is settled law; but restrictions ok. (Apr 2006)
  • Undecided on stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Pro-life. (Feb 2006)
Carl Sheeler on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
  • Medically and financially assist a woman’s right to choose. (Feb 2006)
  • Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal. (Nov 2004)
Bob Tingle on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
  • Abortion is not a woman’s right. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed to EMBRYONIC stem cell research. (Jul 2008)
  • No to any judicial nominee that supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 2008)
  • Protect unborn children; no embryo research. (Apr 2002)
Robert Weygand on Abortion
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Chris Young on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • Abortion is not a woman’s right. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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