Jill Stein on Abortion

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor

Birth control should not be up to your employer

OBAMA: In my healthcare bill, I said insurance companies need to provide contraceptive coverage to everybody who's insured, because this is not just a health issue, it's an economic issue for women.

STEIN: On healthcare, it is every woman and every man's right to have complete healthcare through a Medicare-for-all plan, which is the only way that we can actually get to complete coverage. It provides comprehensive care, so that it's not up to your boss, as the president basically validated by agreeing to relieve businesses where employers objected on religious grounds to the coverage of birth control. In fact, birth control should not be up to your employer, nor should vaccinations or blood transfusions or any other aspect of healthcare that might be objected to on religious grounds. Healthcare is a human right. We should be providing it now for everyone. It will also save us trillions of dollars over the coming decade.

Source: Democracy Now! Expanded Second Obama-Romney 2012 debate , Oct 16, 2012

Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

Q: Should the federal government fund stem cell research and legalize its development in the private sector?

A: Yes, allow the exploration of any stem cell regardless of the source.

Source: Presidential comparison website www.iSideWith.com , May 16, 2012

Maintain abortion rights & provide free birth control

Q: Should abortion be outlawed in the United States?

A: No, but providing birth control, sex education, and social services could help reduce the number of abortions.

Q: Should the government require health insurance companies to provide free birth control?

A: Yes.

Source: Presidential comparison website www.iSideWith.com , May 16, 2012

Give women easy access to “morning after” pill

[I would] ensure that women have access to “emergency contraception” which generally involves a dose of birth control pills that are taken within a few days of unprotected sex. Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent unintended pregnancy. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, emergency contraception can reduce unintended pregnancies by 50%.
Source: Campaign web site, www.JillWill.org, “Issues” , Oct 9, 2002

Protect a woman’s right to choose

Source: Campaign web site, JillForGov.org, “Issues” , Nov 24, 2001

Other candidates on Abortion: Jill Stein on other issues:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
GOP Candidates:
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Rocky Anderson(J)
Roseanne Barr(PF)
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Jill Stein(G)
Andre Barnett(Ref.)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
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