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Dennis Daugaard on Abortion
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Protect the unborn; overturn Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2010)
  • Ban embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)

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Mike Rounds on Abortion
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research. (Oct 2002)
John Thune on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • 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 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
Rick Weiland on Abortion
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Lifetime fighter for a woman's right to choose. (May 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Abortion
Republican (District AL): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Protect life from miracle of conception to dignified death. (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)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Abortion
Republican SD Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade. (Nov 2006)
  • Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research. (Oct 2002)
Tim Johnson on Abortion
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • 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 YES 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 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 YES 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 50% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Expand contraceptive services for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 50% by the NRLC, indicating a mixed record on abortion. (Dec 2006)
  • Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
Larry Pressler on Abortion
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations. (Nov 2013)
Bill Janklow on Abortion
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
Tom Daschle on Abortion
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle 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 NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on banning human cloning. (Feb 1998)
  • Rated 50% by NARAL, indicating a mixed voting record on abortion. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Abortion
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
  • Repeal ban on conducting embryonic stem cell research. (Feb 2009)
  • No state interference with birth control or contraception. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted against requiring sonograms at abortion facilities. (Jan 2008)
Joel Dykstra on Abortion
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony. (Feb 2007)
Stephanie Herseth on Abortion
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth 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)
  • Rated 9% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
Bill Janklow on Abortion
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
Sam Kephart on Abortion
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Opposes abortion except for rape, incest, & maternal health. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Abortion
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting UN funding for population control policies. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • 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 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses. (Jun 2008)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
  • Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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