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Mitch Daniels on Abortion

Republican IN Governor


A reliable advocate of right to life

I have been a reliable advocate of the right to life. My administration commenced regulation of abortion clinics, which had enjoyed a special status of non-inspection. We also enacted an "informed consent" law that requires women who seek abortions be provided with specific information at least 18 hours before undergoing the procedure. A 2011 enactment added notification that the unborn child can feel pain, and moved the deadline permissible for abortions back to 20 weeks.
Source: Keeping the Republic, by Mitch Daniels, p.178-179 , Sep 20, 2011

Declare truce on abortion Issue

Is it possible that, as one step toward the rescue of our republic, we might declare a sort of truce on our other differences? I choose the word TRUCE here specifically because it must be totally mutual. The endless debate over abortion is such an issue For weeks the abortion issue dominated coverage of the ObamaCare struggle, leaving many citizens with the impression that the risk of more abortions was the biggest or even the sole defect with the president's atrocious measure.

I submit the suggestion temporarily to set aside our social issues only as a matter of prioritization in the face of what I believe to be a genuine emergency, and in the cause of assembling the extraordinarily broad coalition that will be needed to do "the impossible." If America goes broke, suffering will come to gays and straights, men and women, pro-life and pro-choice advocates, and to people of all races.

Source: Keeping the Republic, by Mitch Daniels, p.175&178 , Sep 20, 2011

No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells

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

A: No.

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

A: No.

Q: Do you support allowing pharmacists who conscientiously object to emergency contraception to refuse to dispense it?

A: Yes.

Daniels adds, "I have no moral objection to research conducted on adult stem cells. In fact, some very interesting and important work in this area is being done at the Indiana University School of Medicine. I do not in principle oppose state support for such research, but in general I believe that our state's limited resources for investment should be focused on later stage research efforts that can support the commercialization of new discoveries and the creation of new companies and jobs from them. If/when adult stem cell research gets to that stage, state investment may make sense."

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger

Source: Indiana Gubernatorial Election 2008 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2008

2010 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Abortion: Mitch Daniels on other issues:

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Daniel Coats
Richard Lugar

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