State of Kentucky Archives: on Abortion


James Comer: Abortion should NEVER be allowed, except for maternal life

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Comer: NEVER, unless it would somehow prevent the death of the mother.

Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on Kentucky House race Nov 8, 2016

James Comer: Not one penny of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood

I am 100% pro-life and I oppose gay marriage. While I was a Kentucky State Representative, I cosponsored the 2005 amendment that made same sex marriage illegal in Kentucky. As a Congressman, I will always strongly support life and only support traditional marriage. I will make sure that liberal, anti-family groups like Planned Parenthood never get one penny of our tax dollars.
Source: 2016 Kentucky House campaign website JamesComer.com Nov 8, 2016

Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line

Grimes told me that she was pro-choice down the line on abortion, and that she would delay the Affordable Care Act's requirement that small businesses provide medical coverage to their employees.

The two statements were her first substantive comments on policy matters. Until now she has spent most of her time attacking McConnell as the embodiment of all that is corrupt and unproductive about Washington.

Grimes is one of five daughters in a devout Catholic family in Lexington. "I am a practicing Catholic," she told me. "But I'm also for separation of church and state. I am supportive of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. And I think that this is the kind of choice that has to be up to the woman, her God and her doctor."

Source: Huffington Post coverage of 2014 Kentucky Senate debates Aug 3, 2013

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2016 Presidential contenders on Abortion:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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