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Jean Carnahan on Abortion


Opposes partial-birth abortion, but agreed with veto on ban

Q: Now, a couple of issues that have been controversial here in this state: Your husband [Mel Carnahan] did veto a ban on what’s called partial-birth abortion. Do you agree with that?

A:Both of us are opposed to partial-birth abortion, and he certainly would have signed that had there been a health exception for the mother, and there was not.

Source: This Week with Cokie Roberts Nov 5, 2000

Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women.

Carnahan is endorsed by EMILY's list, a pro-choice PAC:

EMILY’s List operates as a donor network, recommending pro-choice Democratic women candidates to its members, who contribute directly to the candidates they choose. In the 1999-2000 election cycle, EMILY’s List members contributed $9.3 million to pro-choice Democratic women candidates. In its 16-year history, EMILY’s List has helped to elect four women governors, eleven women to the United States Senate and 53 women to the U.S. House of Representatives. “Women continue to be the power players in Democratic politics,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, president of EMILY's List. “In 2002, redistricting could result in as many as 75 open seats, creating multiple opportunities to recruit and elect pro-choice Democratic women.”

Source: Press Release on Diane Watson (CA-32) victory 01-EL1 on Apr 11, 2001

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