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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?
Michele M. BachmannMichele 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 (More Info)

El TinklenbergEl Tinklenberg 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.