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Gordon Ball on Abortion

 

 


Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest

The Gordon Ball campaign publicly calls on Sen. Lamar Alexander to announce how he intends to vote on Amendment 1 when he returns from Washington to cast his ballot. Amendment 1 will appear on the ballot [including]: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."

"It's a fair question, Yes or No?" said Gordon Ball, Democratic candidate for US Senate. "Over the past several years, and particularly during this primary season, we've seen Lamar taking more extreme positions seemingly to shore up the fringe elements on his far right."

"This is an extreme form of government overreach into the private healthcare decisions of a woman," Ball added. "How would Lamar feel if one of his family members was a victim of rape, incest or the life of the mother was in danger? Does he believe the State of Tennessee should force these decisions, or should the decision be made by the woman with her family and medical professional?"

Source: Nashville Post on 2014 Tennessee Senate race , Jul 16, 2014

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