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Candidate Positions on Abortion

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion?
Ed MatthewsEd Matthews ANSWER OPTION: Abortions should always be illegal except when the life of the woman is endangered.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to a VoteSmart.org Political Courage Test. (More Info)

Betty McCollumBetty McCollum ANSWER OPTION: Abortions should always be legal.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: McCollum has a consistent voting record against legislation that would restrict abortion. (More Info)