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Ron Crumpton on Abortion

 

 


Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: Agree

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues , Nov 26, 2015

Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime

It is my personal belief that abortion is a practice that we should do our best to end in our society, but making the act of having an abortion a crime does not advance that goal, it puts the lives of women in jeopardy and violates the rights guaranteed to all Americans under the United States Constitution.

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman's right to have an abortion is constitutionally protected, and I agree with that ruling. The history in this country shows that prior to Roe when abortion was illegal in most of the country, that imposing criminal sanctions did not solve the problem, it compounded it.

If you want to solve the problem then you have to treat the cause. If we wish to reduce the number of abortions in this country, it will take changes in what we teach our young people about sex and birth control. It will also require that birth control is available to the general public.

Source: 2016 Alabama Senate campaign website, CrumptonForAlabama.com , Aug 7, 2015

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