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Stacey Abrams on Abortion
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Roe v. Wade achieved a measure of reproductive justice. (Feb 2019)
  • Expand reproductive freedom to under-served areas. (Sep 2017)
Justin Amash on Abortion
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 7 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Would extend 14th Amendment rights to fetuses. (Nov 2013)
  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
Michael Bennet on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 7 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Classify contraception as preventive care & no moral issue. (Oct 2016)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Supports both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
Joe Biden on Abortion
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • I accept church rule personally, but not in public life. (Oct 2012)
  • No church needs to provide contraception under ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Romney will appoint pro-life Justice; Obama will not. (Oct 2012)
  • Constitution does offer an inherent right to privacy. (Oct 2008)
  • Allow women to choose, but no federal funding. (Jul 2007)
  • No public funding for abortion; it imposes a view. (Apr 2007)
  • Supports partial-birth abortion ban, but not undoing Roe. (Apr 2007)
  • Accepts Catholic church view that life begins at conception. (Apr 2007)
  • Nominees should agree on constitutional right to privacy. (Apr 2007)

    Voting Record

  • Roe v. Wade is as close to a consensus as we can get. (Oct 2008)
  • 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 maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 36% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (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)
Mike Bloomberg on Abortion
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg 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)
Cory Booker on Abortion
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 8 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Claimed to support post-viability exceptions, but voted no. (Apr 2017)
  • Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom. (Jul 2014)
  • Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control. (Nov 2013)
  • OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights. (Oct 2013)
  • No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability. (Sep 2013)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
Steve Bullock on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Steve Bullock OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Women should decide, not government. (May 2019)
  • 100 percent rating from NARAL. (May 2019)
  • An abortion, even late-term, is a legal, personal decision. (May 2017)
  • Keep Title X funding for reproductive health services. (Jun 2015)
  • Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion. (Apr 2015)
Pete Buttigieg on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Pete Buttigieg OR click here for Pete Buttigieg on other issues.
  • Federal government should protect reproductive freedom. (May 2019)
  • Personal choice is best for abortion's moral decision. (May 2019)
  • Abortion is moral question decided by woman, not government. (Apr 2019)
  • Abortion is a woman's choice, not a political statement. (Mar 2019)
Julian Castro on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
Click here for 4 full quotes by Julian Castro OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • I believe in reproductive freedom and reproductive justice. (Jun 2019)
  • I believe in a woman's right to choose. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposed Texas blocking abortions after 20 weeks. (Feb 2019)
  • Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Jan 2019)
Hillary Clinton on Abortion
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 57 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Troubled by misleading allegations about Planned Parenthood. (Nov 2016)
  • Late-term decisions are most painful; leave government out. (Oct 2016)
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood hurts women cancer screening. (Oct 2016)
  • Government shouldn't be involved with late-term decisions. (Oct 2016)
  • Appoint Supreme Court judges who will uphold Roe v Wade. (Oct 2016)
  • It's big government to intervene on woman's right to choose. (Oct 2015)
  • Issues where Jeb Bush disagrees with Hillary. (Dec 2014)
  • Make abortion rare by supporting adoption & foster care. (Apr 2008)
  • Potential for life begins at conception, but don’t intrude. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposed China’s forced abortion & Romania’s 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)
  • 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 Right’s dominance. (Jun 2007)
  • Personally would never abort; but deeply values choice. (Jun 2007)
  • Abortion is a sad, tragic choice to many women. (May 2007)
  • Respect Roe v. Wade, but make adoptions easier too. (Nov 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)
  • 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 woman’s 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)

    Contraception

  • Hobby Lobby decision is slippery slope against women. (Jun 2014)
  • 1993 health plan included RU-486 & widely available abortion. (Jul 2007)
  • Fought for years to get “Plan B” contraceptive on the market. (Dec 2006)
  • Prevention First Act: federal funds for contraception. (Oct 2006)
  • Advocates birth control but OK with faith-based disagreement. (Nov 2003)
  • 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)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions by minors. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes judges who strictly interpret Constitution. (Nov 2016)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Bill de Blasio on Abortion
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 5 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Supports abortion rights & funding Planned Parenthood. (May 2019)
  • Fight defunding of Planned Parenthood. (May 2019)
  • Crucial to protect women's right to choose in 2019. (Jan 2019)
  • Women, not politicians, should control their bodies. (May 2016)
  • Protect the right to choose. (Oct 2013)
John Delaney on Abortion
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 6 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Separate church and state; hence pro-choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
Click here for 6 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • Abortion should remain legal and accessible. (Jan 2019)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 23 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Women's reproductive rights are under assault. (Jun 2019)
  • Debate is about women's rights, not infanticide. (Jun 2019)
  • Abortion is the human right to bodily autonomy. (Jun 2019)
  • Codify Roe v. Wade; repeal Hyde Amendment. (May 2019)
  • Democratic candidates must support reproductive freedom. (May 2019)
  • Her judicial appointments must uphold Roe v. Wade. (May 2019)
  • Fewer limits on abortion; no 20-week ban. (Jan 2019)
  • 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)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • 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. (Sep 2010)
Mike Gravel on Abortion
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Fund stem cell research on existing & new embryonic lines. (Apr 2008)
  • Agreed with NARAL on 16 pro-choice votes; absent on other 7. (Jan 2008)
  • Any abortion decision should remain between woman & doctor. (Apr 2007)
  • Stem Cell research should not be limited. (Jun 2006)
Kamala Harris on Abortion
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 8 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Don't limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Jan 2019)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Supports public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions by minors. (Nov 2016)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Howie Hawkins on Abortion
Green Challenger
Click here for the full quote by Howie Hawkins OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Supports reproductive freedom. (Jun 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Against fetal heartbeat laws; favors access to contraception. (Mar 2019)
  • Women have the right control their own health care. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports access to abortion. (Mar 2019)
Larry Hogan on Abortion
Republican Maryland Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Larry Hogan OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • 1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals. (Jul 2018)
  • 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws. (Oct 2014)
  • Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled. (Sep 2014)
Jay Inslee on Abortion
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Require that all health insurers cover the right of choice. (Jun 2019)
  • Allow taxpayer-funded family planning clinics. (Mar 2019)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • 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)
John Kasich on Abortion
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 13 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Vetoed "fetal heartbeat" law (abortion ban after 6 weeks). (Jan 2019)
  • Ban abortions after 20 weeks; but no "heartbeat bill". (Dec 2016)
  • Require abortion clinics to have nearby hospital & doctor. (Dec 2016)
  • Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood, like we are trying in Ohio. (Sep 2015)
  • Federal shutdown ineffective in defunding Planned Parenthood. (Sep 2015)
  • Reasonable exceptions, but respect other opinions. (Aug 2015)
  • Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat. (Oct 2013)
  • Admire pregnant women who don't treat cancer to protect baby. (Jun 2010)
  • Pro-life except rape & incest; supports litmus test. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Amy Klobuchar on Abortion
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Make abortions safe and make them rare. (Feb 2019)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Jul 2006)
  • Decision between a woman and her doctor. (Jan 2006)
  • 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)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Wayne Messam on Abortion
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for the full quote by Wayne Messam OR click here for Wayne Messam on other issues.
  • Abortion issue demagogued, should be left to the mother. (Apr 2019)
Seth Moulton on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
Click here for 12 full quotes by Seth Moulton OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • Strongly supports woman's right to choose. (Apr 2019)
  • Supports public funding; opposes Born-Alive bill. (Apr 2019)
  • Staunch defender of women's right to decisions on health. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports public funding of abortions. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes parental notification. (Aug 2014)
  • Opposes barring stem cell research. (Aug 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Beto O`Rourke on Abortion
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 9 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Abortions up until third trimester are woman's choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose limiting abortions to under 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Mar 2019)
  • Trust women to make their own decisions. (Oct 2018)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
Barack Obama on Abortion
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 36 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows. (Jan 2015)
  • ObamaCare asks insurance companies to provide contraceptives. (Oct 2012)
  • Insurers must provide contraception, but not employers. (Feb 2012)
  • Catholic Bishops rejected segregated abortion funds. (May 2010)
  • 2007 bill: discount contraceptives at college health clinics. (Nov 2009)
  • No litmus test; nominate to Court based on their fairness. (Oct 2008)
  • 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother. (Aug 2008)
  • FactCheck: Abortions HAVE gone down under Pres. Bush. (Aug 2008)
  • 1997: opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions. (Aug 2008)
  • Ok for state to restrict late-term partial birth abortion. (Apr 2008)
  • We can find common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. (Apr 2008)
  • Undecided on whether life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Teach teens about abstinence and also about contraception. (Apr 2008)
  • GovWatch: Obama’s “present” votes were a requested strategy. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy. (Feb 2008)
  • Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases. (Aug 2007)
  • Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters. (Oct 2006)
  • Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism. (Oct 2006)
  • Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive. (Oct 2004)
  • Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect a woman’s right to choose. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Blocked IL law: Born Alive Infant Protection Act. (Oct 2011)
  • Opposed born-alive treatment law because it was already law. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Mike Pence on Abortion
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 27 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Stands for unborn against Democratic "culture of death". (Mar 2019)
  • Tie-breaker vote to defund Planned Parenthood. (Mar 2017)
  • We embrace life because we're better for it. (Oct 2016)
  • Partial-birth abortion is just anathema to me. (Oct 2016)
  • Need Supreme Court justices who uphold Constitution. (Jul 2016)
  • Periods for Pence: protest against interring aborted fetuses. (Apr 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood for providing abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Commit to unalienable right to life, including the unborn. (Feb 2008)
  • 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 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 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored bill to prohibit fed funding of Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Tim Ryan on Abortion
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 20 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Opposed abortion; now supports woman's choice. (Apr 2019)
  • I was pro-life, but we should leave decision to women. (Jan 2015)
  • Expand education & access to contraception to avoid abortion. (Jan 2015)
  • 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)
  • Rated 10% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 80% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Bernie Sanders on Abortion
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 34 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Medicare-for-All will protect women's constitutional right. (Jun 2019)
  • No anti-choice appointments to Supreme Court. (May 2019)
  • Few or no government limits on abortion. (Feb 2019)
  • Support pro-life Dems if they replace pro-life Republicans. (Apr 2017)
  • Lifetime pro-choice record, plus funding for family planning. (Sep 2015)
  • Advocate for family planning and funding for contraceptives. (Sep 2015)
  • Women have the right to choose, regardless of income. (Jun 1997)
  • 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 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 mother’s 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 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)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • 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)
Mark Sanford on Abortion
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Mark Sanford OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Feb 2015)
Howard Schultz on Abortion
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
Click here for 2 full quotes by Howard Schultz OR click here for Howard Schultz on other issues.
  • Pro-choice, but against third trimester abortion. (Apr 2019)
  • Pro-choice advocate for all of my life. (Mar 2019)
Joe Sestak on Abortion
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
Click here for 5 full quotes by Joe Sestak OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Enshrine a woman's right to choose, in case Roe overturned. (Jun 2019)
  • Right to choose is part of securing future for women. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Tom Steyer on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
Click here for the full quote by Tom Steyer OR click here for Tom Steyer on other issues.
  • Pro-choice is a litmus test for all support. (Aug 2017)
Eric Swalwell on Abortion
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
Click here for 5 full quotes by Eric Swalwell OR click here for Eric Swalwell on other issues.
  • Full access to contraception & reproductive health services. (Nov 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Donald Trump on Abortion
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 22 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Late abortions only for non-viable fetus. (Feb 2019)
  • Cherish innocent life instead of ripping babies from womb. (Feb 2019)
  • Completed conversion from 1999 pro-choice to 2019 pro-life. (Feb 2019)
  • Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad. (Jan 2017)
  • Unpredictable abortion funding good; Planned Parenthood bad. (Nov 2016)
  • Not acceptable to rip baby from womb in 9th month. (Oct 2016)
  • Overturn Roe v, Wade and return abortion laws to the states. (Oct 2016)
  • Millions are helped by Planned Parenthood, but defund it. (Feb 2016)
  • Planned Parenthood does great work on women's health. (Feb 2016)
  • Defund Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2015)
  • Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop. (Aug 2015)
  • I have evolved on abortion issue, like Reagan evolved. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health. (Jun 2015)
  • Undecided on embryonic stem cell research. (Apr 2011)
  • I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice. (Apr 2011)
  • I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories. (Apr 2011)
  • I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion. (Jul 2000)
  • Favors abortion rights but respects opposition. (Dec 1999)
  • Opposes public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports parental notification for abortions by minors. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports judges who strictly interpret Constitution. (Nov 2016)
Jesse Ventura on Abortion
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Illegalizing abortions won't stop abortions. (Apr 2008)
  • Vetoed 4-hour waiting period for abortions. (Apr 2008)
  • Keep abortion legal on privacy grounds. (Jul 2000)
  • Doesn’t support abortion, but leave them legal. (Jan 1999)
  • Abortion decision belongs with the woman and who she chooses. (Nov 1998)
Arvin Vohra on Abortion
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
Click here for the full quote by Arvin Vohra OR click here for Arvin Vohra on other issues.
  • Government has no business being involved in abortion. (Mar 2018)
Elizabeth Warren on Abortion
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
Click here for 10 full quotes by Elizabeth Warren OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Legal abortions are safer than tonsillectomies. (Jan 2019)
  • No bankruptcy for pro-life groups to avoid court levies. (Apr 2014)
  • No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Staunch Pro-Abortion stance. (Aug 2011)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Sep 2010)
Bill Weld on Abortion
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
Click here for 10 full quotes by Bill Weld OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Long record of support for abortion rights. (Apr 2019)
  • Remove anti-abortion language from GOP platform. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported abortion rights; moderate stance on social issues. (Oct 2016)
  • Clinic access is guarding a fundamental constitutional right. (Jun 2016)
  • OpEd: pro-choice stance means ineligible for ambassadorship. (Aug 1997)
  • Partial-birth abortion is terrible, but don't ban it. (Aug 1997)
  • Pro-choice point of view is shared by the GOP majority. (Sep 1996)
  • Pro-choice despite the Republican pro-life party platform. (Sep 1996)
  • Support a woman’s right to choose as an individual freedom. (Jun 1996)
  • Establish state pro-choice laws in case Roe gets overturned. (Oct 1991)
Marianne Williamson on Abortion
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 4 full quotes by Marianne Williamson OR click here for Marianne Williamson on other issues.
  • Abortion is about private morality; government has no role. (Apr 2019)
  • Resist any effort to restrict or limit reproductive rights. (Apr 2019)
  • Calls herself 100% pro-choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Ask for soul's wisdom on abortion, and surrender to God. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Abortion
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
Click here for 2 full quotes by Andrew Yang OR click here for Andrew Yang on other issues.
  • Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception. (Mar 2019)
  • Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators. (Feb 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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