Statements about Abortion
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
"Women who have miscarriages could be investigated by police" under legislation supported by Republican state Senate candidate Rick Gudex.
Says House Republicans "tried to change the definition of rape."
Says "Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest."
Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Under a new law, doctors performing drug-induced abortions could be charged if women don’t return to them for follow-up care
Says Tommy Thompson "pushed such strict laws that abortion providers faced potential life imprisonment and women were forced to cross state lines in order to receive attention for life-threatening issues."
In Wisconsin, "6.2 percent of the population is black yet 24 percent of all state abortions are on African-Americans."
Says "Scott Walker wants to ban common forms of birth control, including the pill."
"In Congress Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month, just moments before the baby is born."
Says "Scott Walker wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother."
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