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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?
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)