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Candidate Positions on Abortion

Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.

Question: Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion?
Keith EllisonKeith Ellison ANSWER OPTION: I am a strong advocate for the right of women to make their own reproductive decisions and for ensuring that all women have access to affordable birth control. I believe a woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, particularly when her life is in danger or her health is threatened.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Office of Rep. Ellison (More Info)

Barb WhiteBarb White ANSWER OPTION: As a Patriot I believe that the first right according to the Constitution of the United States is that of LIFE.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Rather, the protection of life and of individual liberties is the Constitution's duty to the governed. The will of the people, expressed in law and executed by constitutional mechanisms is the surest form of protection of life. Roe v. Wade does not pass this constitutional test and ought to be overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States; the issue should then be returned to the states and their electorates. (More Info)