State of California Archives: on Abortion

Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights

The same characteristics that set Kashkari apart from traditional Republicans are the factors that will make June's primary election tough for him, said one pundit. Kashkari is fiscally conservative, but supports abortion rights and gay marriage. He owns a gun, but he's in favor of requiring background checks before all firearms sales.
Source: Mercury News on 2014 California Gubernatorial race Jan 21, 2014

Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest

Villaraigosa told Fox News that Democrats have a "plan to take us forward."

"I don't want to describe either Gov. Mitt Romney or the Republicans as stupid, but I will say if you look at their platform, the 2012 platform, it looks like it is from another century and maybe even two. It looks like the platform of 1812," Villaraigosa said.

"When you see that they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, providing 32 million people with health care with no alternative plan of their own, they call for the deportation of 11 million people. No country in the world has ever done that. They don't believe in abortion in the case of rape and incest. It is it a platform that's from another century."

Source: on 2014 California governor's race Sep 2, 2012

Julia Brownley: Supports embryonic stem cell research

Q: Do you support state funding for stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Source: California Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 30, 2010

Bill Jones: Pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, or maternal health

Like most Americans, I have a deep and abiding belief in the value of all life -- including that of the unborn, the disabled and the elderly. I struggle with the abortion issue, seeking to find the best way to reconcile the competing considerations and different viewpoints. Recognizing that there are people of good will on both sides of this difficult issue, my view could best be characterized as predominantly pro-life except in cases of rape, incest, or when the motherís life is endangered.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 13, 2004

Bill Jones: Oppose partial birth; support parental notification

I oppose partial birth abortions and support parental notification when an abortion is being considered by anyone under 18 years old. It is not my intention to impose my personal beliefs on abortion, and I will not use this issue as a litmus test for judges or other policy decisions. It is my contention that Senator Boxer has inappropriately applied a litmus test regarding this issue to judicial appointments.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, Aug 13, 2004

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