Gary Bauer on Abortion

2000 Republican Primary Candidate for President


Would counsel raped family members against abortion

Q: If someone in your family was raped and became pregnant and wanted an abortion, would you support that decision? A: I would comfort her. I would pray with her. I would explain to her that she couldn’t make right the terrible thing that had happened to her by taking the life of her innocent unborn child. But most important. [is] what I would do as president. And as president I would throw rapists in jail for a long time so America’s women wouldn’t have to worry about it.
Source: Republican Debate in West Columbia, SC , Jan 7, 2000

His judges would welcome every child into the world

I will put no justice on the court that does not understand the clear, moral idea found in the Declaration of Independence that is the basis of this country. And that idea says that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. And the first right it lists is the right to life. All of my judges will believe that, all of my judges will want to welcome every child into the world, give them a place at the table.
Source: Republican Debate in Durham, NH , Jan 6, 2000

Urges voters to vote based on abortion issue

Q: Should voters choose a president based on the abortion issue? A: If voters want to make a serious decision about who should sit in the Oval Office, this is the only issue that involves life and death. We can argue about budget levels, about defense build-ups, or about campaign finance reform. [but] this one involves who we are. Are we a shining city on a hill? Is there enough room for our unborn children? I would urge every voter to make a decision exactly on this type of issue.
Source: Republican Debate in Durham, NH , Jan 6, 2000

No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court

Bauer tells audiences that he would never appoint anyone to the Supreme Court who supported legal abortion. Bauer refuses to compromise on that issue.
Source: New York Times, p. A12, col. 4 , Aug 17, 1999

Cut funding for Planned Parenthood

Bauer would cut government funding for Planned Parenthood.
Source: Associated Press , Jul 11, 1999

No partial-birth abortion; no US aid for abortions

Fight for a Human Life Bill defining unborn children as persons, under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Outlaw partial-birth abortion. Prohibit US international aid from financing abortion overseas.
Source: www.Bauer2k.com , Jul 2, 1999

Repeal laws that promote abortion; support Human Life bill

All children should be welcomed into the world and protected by the law. As President, I would immediately repeal President Clinton’s five executive orders that promote abortion. I support a human life bill that defines unborn children as persons under the 14th Amendment. I will vigorously defend the pro-life plank in the Republican platform.
Source: www.bauer2k.com/html/indepthissues.html 5/24/99 , May 24, 1999

Protecting unborn is a litmus test for judges and V.P.

I will appoint men and women to the Federal judiciary who share my view of unborn children as constitutionally protected and who will unhesitatingly vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. If nominated by my party, I will select my running mate from among a list of men and women fully committed to protection of the unborn.
Source: www.bauer2k.com/html/indepthissues.html 5/24/99 , May 24, 1999

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George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
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