Harold Ford on Abortion
Former Democratic Representative (TN-9, 1997-2007)
CORKER: I am pro-life. I support the culture of life. I�d appoint judges who don�t create law from the bench, but interpret the laws that are on the books. I�d love to incrementally work to lessen the number of abortions in this country.
FORD: I�m pro-life too. We�ve got to take steps early on, even before a woman gets pregnant, by putting character education & abstinence programs in our schools, and other legislation to reduce the number of abortions.
CORKER: My dad has Alzheimer�s, and I know a lot of people are afflicted. I want to use every piece of science available to cure those diseases -- adult stem cells; cord research -- those types of stem cell research that have actually been proven, I want to see those carried out. I was incredibly disappointed that this last Congress did not add the money necessary to make sure that those types of technology are carried on. I do not support the type of stem cell research that destroys human life. But I strongly support those kinds that are proven to cure diseases, where we have tremendous breakthroughs.
FORD: When it comes to stem cells, I�m with [the people]. His party has blocked it. He claims that the Congress blocked it -- I would remind my opponent that the Republicans who control the House, the Senate, and the White House.
For over thirty years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women's health and make abortion less necessary. NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about reproductive rights and health issues and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government. The NARAL ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
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