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?
Michele M. Bachmann
ANSWER OPTION: Oppose. "Human being" encompasses all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization or cloning
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: House Right to Life Bill
ANSWER OPTION: Though I am personally committed to reducing abortion, I will not vote to erode Roe V. Wade in any way. There are things we can do that we all agree on: funding comprehensive sex education, ensuring universal health care, providing child care options, and creating economic opportunities for pregnant women and new mothers. All of these things are proven to decrease the incidence of abortion.