State of Wyoming Archives: on Abortion

Mary Throne: Keep the government out of pregnancy decisions

I still go back to [former Republican Rep.] Lisa Shepperson's quote in 2011 when she was pregnant with her first child and still in the Legislature. She went to the mic and said, "when I go to the doctor I want my husband there and my doctor, and I don't want the government." I think that pretty much sums it up.
Source: Better Wyoming interview on 2018 Wyoming Governor race Oct 8, 2016

Charlie Hardy: Men need to shut up about abortion

Abortion, Hardy said, is a private matter for a woman to decide. He said no one is in favor of abortion, and he feels men need to stop telling women what to do while taking responsibility for their own actions. "Men need to shut up about it," Hardy said. "That's what I think."
Source: Powell Tribune coverage of 2014 Wyoming Senate race Mar 18, 2014

Michael Enzi: 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee

Q: You have started running your first TV ad of the campaign; here's a clip:

CHENEY: "When I was 12 years old, my dad ran for Congress and we campaigned together as a family all across Wyoming. I'm running for the United States Senate because it's time for a new generation of leaders to step up to the plate."

Q: You say in that ad it's time for a new generation. But let's look at Mike Enzi's record. He has a 93% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, 100% from the National Right to Life Committee, and an A-plus from the NRA. Is there something wrong with that record? Or are you just saying that at age 69, he is too old?

CHENEY: It's not about age. He's been here for 18 years; when you're in a position like that, it's not enough just to say, "You know what, I'm going to go along and get along. I'm going to continue business as usual here in Washington." You've got to demonstrate results.

Source: Fox News Sunday: AdWatch on 2014 Wyoming Senate debate Nov 17, 2013

Liz Cheney: I am strongly pro-life

The Cheney for Senate campaign has received reports that there is a "push poll" underway in the state in which those conducting the poll are lying about Liz Cheney's views on two important issues. Wyoming citizens who have received the calls have reported that the callers ask, "Are you aware that Liz Cheney supports abortion and aggressively promotes gay marriage?"

Liz Cheney said, "I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage. I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves. The people of Wyoming deserve an honest campaign. They should not be subject to the kind of dirty tricks this push poll represents. I call on Senator Enzi to denounce this poll and to tell the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or anyone else promoting untruths on his behalf, to stop."

Source: 2013 Senate campaign website,, "Poll" Aug 30, 2013

Keith Goodenough: Comprehensive sex education, especially for females

Comprehensive and age appropriate sex education should be available for all young adults through voluntary programs within the school districts. The ongoing and severe resistance to any school based sex education program that still exists across Wyoming would surprise many of you readers. Since females bear the brunt of unwanted pregnancies, this knowledge would obviously be much more helpful to them.
Source: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, �Legislature Ignores Women�s Issues� Mar 1, 2005

Tim Chesnut: Abortions should always be legal

Source: Wyoming 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Keith Goodenough: Rated 100% by NARAL for three years running

NARAL says, �We are committed to protecting the right to choose and electing candidates who will promote policies to prevent unintended pregnancy.�
Source: Wyoming NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) Dec 31, 2003

Dick Cheney: Exemptions for rape, incest or woman�s life now OK

During his six terms as a congressman from Wyoming, Cheney consistently voted in favor of restrictions on abortion rights, but he told CNN that he supports Bush�s view on certain exemptions. I�ve consistently supported the pro-life position, but I don�t have any problem supporting the pro-life proposition ... that would allow for exemption for rape, incest or the life of the mother, Cheney said.
Source:, �Opens campaign in Wyoming� Jul 26, 2000

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