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Michael Badnarik on Abortion

Libertarian Party nominee for President

 


No federal funding for abortions; leave it to the states

Source: National Political Awareness Test-Badnarik’s update , Oct 15, 2004

Banning abortion implies the government can mandate abortion

I oppose government control over the abortion issue. I believe that giving the government control of this issue could lead to more abortions rather than less, because the left-right pendulum of power swings back and forth. This shift could place the power to set policy in the hands of those who demand strict population control. The government that can ban abortion can just as easily mandate abortion, as is currently the case in China.
Source: National Political Awareness Test-Badnarik’s update , Oct 15, 2004

Veto any legislation restricting right to choose

Source: 2004 Presidential campaign website, badnarik.org, “Why?” , Aug 17, 2004

Oppose government control over the abortion issue

Why should Pro-Life support Badnarik/ Campagna?
  • Streamline the adoption process-get government out of the way of the best solution to unwanted pregnancy
  • Oppose tax funding for abortion
  • Oppose federal mandates that require companies provide abortion as a health care benefit
  • Oppose government control over the abortion issue
    Source: 2004 Presidential campaign website, badnarik.org, “Why?” , Aug 17, 2004

    Not an issue for government intrusion

    I believe that the decision to abort must remain the sole province of the mother, the father, and their own consciences. It is not an issue for government intrusion. A law enforcement “war on abortion” would be every bit as successful as the “war on drugs” and lead only to more misery. It disturbs me that this issue so deeply divides our country. I hope that there will come a time when technology will resolve the problem, but until that happens, I believe that abortion must remain safe and legal.
    Source: League of Women Voters D-Net issue grid statement , Aug 15, 2004

    No tax funds to pay for abortions

    I oppose using tax funds to pay for abortions, or using the power of government to force companies, through their health benefits, to pay for them either. I know that it is vital that control of this issue not be relinquished into the hands of government A government given the power to ban abortion can just as easily mandate abortion, as is done in other parts of the world. This issue is far too important to place control at the whim of which ever side happens to be in power at the moment.
    Source: League of Women Voters D-Net issue grid statement , Aug 15, 2004

    Make abortion illegal but leave it to the states

    Source: 2004 Presidential National Political Awareness Test , Jul 11, 2004

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