Statements about Abortion
Says Chris Christie "vetoed Planned Parenthood funding five times over the course of his governorship."
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.
"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."
Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.
Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.
"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."
"Cuccinelli wants to make all abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest, even to protect a woman’s health."
"I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception."
Says Cory Booker "supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations."
"There are only four countries in the world that ... legalize abortion after five months -- China, North Korea, Canada and the U.S."
Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound."
Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.
"Every (personhood) bill I’ve ever support has either had language that says we’re conforming to the constitutional rulings of the Supreme Court or something to that effect."
Says if Texas abortion measure passes, "someone living in El Paso would have to drive 550 miles each way to San Antonio for something as simple as cervical cancer screening."
"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.
Says proposed anti-abortion legislation "would force women facing the most personal of health decisions to endure a transvaginal ultrasound."
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Says Texas has more than 80,000 abortions each year.
Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a "mandatory vaginal probe."
"Abortion is the second-most conducted surgical procedure in this country."
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