Statements about Abortion

Says 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider in 2008.

Says a "rape kit" can be used to "clean out" women, "basically like" dilation and curettage.

Says abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.

The state GOP ticket "says their top priority is a career-long mission to outlaw abortion in all cases and ban some common forms of birth control."

New Virginia regulations on abortion clinics "provide the same sanitary environment we expect of dental offices."

"Abortionists have reduced our black population by more than 25 percent since 1973."

Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."

"In 2010 alone, 1,270 infants were reported to have died following attempted abortions and notably that is only one year."

Under Obamacare, Virginia taxpayers would have been "forced to pay for abortions" if the General Assembly had not recently intervened.  

Abortion coverage is a standard insurance benefit "in nearly 90 percent of private plans sold in the U.S."

Says abortions are decreasing.

"This is the first time since Roe was decided in 1973 that a court has granted personhood status to the preborn."

Says out-of-state abortion clinics "have marketed their services to minors" in states with parental consent laws.

Says "Abortion clinics in Oregon, as in most states, have no state oversight and are not held to basic health or safety standards."

U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin was "partly right" that a woman's body has a way of shutting down so that a pregnancy doesn't occur if she's raped.

Says Charlie Crist and Missouri Rep. Todd Akin "hold same abortion views. No exception except the life of the mother."

Says Mitt Romney wants to "get rid of Planned Parenthood."

Says "Romney supported a law that could have made most common forms of birth control illegal."

Says Matt Wand has sided with anti-choice activists "to restrict access to reproductive health care services."

"There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms."

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