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Pat Quinn on Abortion
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
  • Support Roe v. Wade; oppose Parental Notice law. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Preserve womenís reproductive rights. (Mar 2008)
  • Troubled that Alito 1985 memo shows closed mind on abortion. (Jan 2006)
  • Doesnít condemn converts to pro-choice, since he did. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Jan 2014)
  • Emergency contraception at all military health facilities. (Dec 2009)
Sharon Hansen on Abortion
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents. (Sep 2014)
  • Personally opposes abortion, but decision up to each woman. (Dec 2013)
Mark Kirk on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Support womanís right to choose; along with family planning. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Jim Oberweis on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Abortion procedure should be outlawed. (Nov 2013)
Doug Truax on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
  • Calls himself "very pro-life" & supports limiting abortion. (Oct 2013)

House:


Judy Biggert on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Cheri Bustos on Abortion
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
  • Support access to family planning and reproductive freedom. (Nov 2012)
  • Expand stem cell research. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Danny Davis on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Rodney Davis on Abortion
Republican (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Opposes public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-life. (Sep 2012)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Bob Dold on Abortion
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
Tammy Duckworth on Abortion
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
  • Right to privacy to control women's own bodies. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes parental notification for abortions. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Bill Enyart on Abortion
Democrat (District 12): Click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Foster on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Feb 2014)
Luis Gutierrez on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Randy Hultgren on Abortion
Republican (District 14): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Robin Kelly on Abortion
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
  • Work to preserve abortion rights. (Mar 2013)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
Adam Kinzinger on Abortion
Republican (District 16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
Dan Lipinski on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored prohibiting abortion information at school health centers. (Mar 2013)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
Mike Quigley on Abortion
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Feb 2014)
Mel Reynolds on Abortion
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Peter Roskam on Abortion
Republican: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Bobby Rush on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Jan Schakowsky on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Brad Schneider on Abortion
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
  • Woman's fundamental right to make decisions about her body. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
Aaron Schock on Abortion
Republican (District 18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
John Shimkus on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Report on Medicaid payments to abortion providers. (Apr 2009)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Joe Walsh on Abortion
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • No medical need any more for exceptions for maternal health. (Oct 2012)
  • Pro-life without exception. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Abortion
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Jerry Costello on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Timothy Johnson on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Donald Manzullo on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Dec 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)
  • Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Bobby Schilling on Abortion
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
  • Abortion takes 1.2 million unborn babies' lives each year. (Nov 2010)
  • Embryonic stem cell research takes life. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
George Ryan on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for George Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Thompson on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Abortion
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
James Durkin on Abortion
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Abortion
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mike Flanagan on Abortion
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Abortion
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Alan Keyes on Abortion
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • God-given right to life from fertilization to natural death. (Aug 2008)
  • Recognize the personhood of all unborn children. (Aug 2008)
  • Principles in Declaration of Independence prohibit abortion. (Oct 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research experiments with human life. (Oct 2007)
  • Constitutional amendment defining life from conception. (Sep 2007)
  • Preamble to Constitution includes our unborn posterity. (Sep 2007)
  • Nominate only judges who refuse to legislate from the bench. (Sep 2007)
  • Save ďsnowflake babiesĒ: no experiments on frozen embryos. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Pro-choice stance is the slaveholderís position. (Oct 2004)
  • Running because of Obamaís extreme pro-abortion votes. (Aug 2004)
  • Constitutional ďposterityĒ implies protecting the unborn. (Aug 2004)
  • Do everything to overthrow Roe vs. Wade to acknowledge God. (Oct 2003)
  • Withdraws; job done since GOP & V.P. are both pro-life. (Jul 2000)
  • Not OK to kill child of 6; not OK to kill child in the womb. (Jan 2000)
  • Godís choice: ďJust Say NoĒ to abortion. (Jan 2000)
  • Abortion is unjust and immoral. (Jan 1999)
  • Mothers have no right to take a fetusí life. (Jan 1999)
  • Abortion issue epitomizes corruption of freedom. (May 1996)
  • Only exception is to preserve life of mother. (Jun 1995)
William Lipinski on Abortion
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Abortion
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Abortions should always be legal. (Jan 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Barack Obama on Abortion
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 35 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • ObamaCare asks insurance companies to provide contraceptives. (Oct 2012)
  • Insurers must provide contraception, but not employers. (Feb 2012)
  • Catholic Bishops rejected segregated abortion funds. (May 2010)
  • 2007 bill: discount contraceptives at college health clinics. (Nov 2009)
  • No litmus test; nominate to Court based on their fairness. (Oct 2008)
  • 1990: Wrote law article that fetus cannot sue mother. (Aug 2008)
  • FactCheck: Abortions HAVE gone down under Pres. Bush. (Aug 2008)
  • 1997: opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions. (Aug 2008)
  • Ok for state to restrict late-term partial birth abortion. (Apr 2008)
  • We can find common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. (Apr 2008)
  • Undecided on whether life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Teach teens about abstinence and also about contraception. (Apr 2008)
  • GovWatch: Obamaís ďpresentĒ votes were a requested strategy. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy. (Feb 2008)
  • Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases. (Aug 2007)
  • Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters. (Oct 2006)
  • Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism. (Oct 2006)
  • Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive. (Oct 2004)
  • Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect a womanís right to choose. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Blocked IL law: Born Alive Infant Protection Act. (Oct 2011)
  • Opposed born-alive treatment law because it was already law. (Oct 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Jack Ryan on Abortion
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
  • Abortion cheapens human life and human dignity. (Jun 2004)
  • Ban partial birth and late term abortion. (Jun 2004)
  • Life begins at conception. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect life from conception to natural death. (May 2004)
Paul Simon on Abortion
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Melissa Bean on Abortion
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Reproductive choice must remain a legal option for women. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
Roland Burris on Abortion
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Cardiss Collins on Abortion
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Kathy Cummings on Abortion
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Abortion is a womanís private matter. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Abortion
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Lane Evans on Abortion
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Thomas Ewing on Abortion
Republican (District 15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Alexi Giannoulias on Abortion
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
  • Protect Roe v. Wade; fund prevention and contraception. (Dec 2009)
Debbie Halvorson on Abortion
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Hare on Abortion
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Abortions always legal, except some partial birth abortions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
  • Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Henry Hyde on Abortion
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kirk on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Support womanís right to choose; along with family planning. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Opposes prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Ray LaHood on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
David Phelps on Abortion
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
John Porter on Abortion
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Supported funding contraception and UN family planning. (Jul 1999)
Glenn Poshard on Abortion
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
  • Provide women with an alternatives to abortion. (Oct 2008)
  • Iím pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family. (Jan 2008)
  • Born Alive Infant Protection Act is basic humanity. (Jan 2008)
Larry Stafford on Abortion
Libertarian challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Abortion is a state issue; and only for motherís health. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Abortion
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Sidney Yates on Abortion
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
  • Protect the reproductive rights of women. (Jan 1993)
Rod Blagojevich on Abortion
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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