Bill Lee on Abortion
A few months ago, my son and his wife had identical twin baby girls, delivered months before they were due, at a time when most babies their size would still be in their mother's womb. When I walked into the neonatal intensive care unit, I stared in wonder at a 1-lb-5-oz baby girl with tubes and cords and monitors, fighting for her life. As I watched little Annie, I was reminded once again that every life is precious. Every life is precious, and we will support pro-life policy in this state because everything precious is worth protecting.
Karl Dean (D): Legal. "Between her and her doctor and her family and her faith. Politicians should not insert themselves."
Bill Lee (R): Ban, even for rape and incest. "Any restriction that would limit abortions." Supports "Heartbeat Bill" banning at around six weeks.
Q: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it morally?
Karl Dean (D): Unknown.
Bill Lee (R): Yes. "Our constitution protects an absolute, fundamental right to live your life--at home & in the workplace--according to your values & your faith."
Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion healthcare?
Karl Dean (D): Unclear. Supportive of expanding women's health services.
Bill Lee (R): No. Make sure they don't get another dime of state money.