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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?
John KlineJohn Kline ANSWER OPTION: I think abortions should be legal, but restricted.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother's life. Kline also accepted an endorsement from the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) and National Right to Life (NRL). (More Info)

Steve SarviSteve Sarvi ANSWER OPTION: The decision to have an abortion is one that should take place based on discussion between a woman and her doctor.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: We should seek to reduce the number of abortions by first and foremost working to prevent unintended pregnancies. But ultimately, the decision to have an abortion is one that should take place based on discussion between a woman and her doctor.