Mike Gravel on Abortion
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Fund stem cell research on existing & new embryonic lines
Q: Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?
Q: Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?
Source: Presidential Election 2008 Political Courage Test
Apr 22, 2008
Agreed with NARAL on 16 pro-choice votes; absent on other 7
Source: NARAL voting record, www.ProChoiceAmerica.org
Jan 1, 2008
- 1980: Of the three choice-related votes taken in 1980, Sen. Gravel was absent from all three.
- 1979: Of the eight choice-related votes taken in 1979, Sen. Gravel voted pro-choice on seven and was absent from one.
Of the three choice-related votes taken in 1978, Sen. Gravel voted pro-choice on all three.
- 1977: Of the nine choice-related votes taken in 1977, Sen. Gravel voted pro-choice on six and was absent from three.
Any abortion decision should remain between woman & doctor
I am opposed to today’s Supreme Court ruling [allowing states to ban partial-birth abortion] or any ruling that places restrictions on reproductive freedom. Today’s decision authorizes federal intervention to prohibit a nationwide procedure that the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has found at times to be medically necessary. Any decision on abortion should remain between a woman and her doctor. There is no room for interference from politicians and judges.
Source: Press release, “Statement on Supreme Court ruling”
Apr 27, 2007
Stem Cell research should not be limited
Stem Cell research is something the Senator feels strongly about -- and believes that it is wrong to limit the advancement of science.
He spoke of the day when using a corpse for medical research was unheard of, and condemned -- and pointed out that that would lead to many medical breakthroughs.
Source: Blue State Observer, “Scones with the Senator”
Jun 27, 2006
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