State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Abortion


Cal Cunningham: Politicians have no place between woman and her doctor

Cal believes that a woman's choice is a woman's right. That's why he will always defend Roe v. Wade against partisan attacks and knows there is no place for a politician in a conversation between a woman and her doctor. Cal believes in ensuring women have access to reproductive care, and he is strongly opposed to partisan efforts in Washington to attack and defund Planned Parenthood. Endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL for his commitment to protecting women's health care.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com Jun 10, 2020

Al Pisano: Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: Strongly oppose

Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race Apr 30, 2020

Dan Forest: Claims Planned Parenthood was created to destroy black race

On Planned Parenthood: "There is no doubt that when Planned Parenthood was created, it was created to destroy the entire black race," he said in a video of the speech shared on Facebook. "That was the purpose of Planned Parenthood. That's the truth."

"How the black community can't come together and see that and understand the fight against that, I don't know," he said. How the white community can't come together and see that and fight against it, I don't know either."

Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race Jan 22, 2020

Dan Forest: I believe in the sanctity of human life

Source: Ballotpedia.org on 2020 North Carolina Governor race Sep 9, 2019

Holly Grange: Highlights anti-abortion stance in campaign announcement

State Rep. Holly Grange announced that she is running for governor. Grange's campaign announcement video highlights her anti-abortion stance and says she will sign a bill mandating that sheriffs in the state comply with ICE requests.
Source: News & Observer on 2020 North Carolina gubernatorial race Jul 18, 2019

Dan Forest: Urged vote for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Today, the North Carolina Senate will vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S359), which protects babies after they have survived an abortion attempt. I urge members of the Senate to pass this legislation, for the House of Representatives to follow suit, and for Governor Cooper to immediately sign it. No matter the circumstance, the life of a newborn child needs to be protected.
Source: Lt. Gov. press release on North Carolina voting record S359 Apr 15, 2019

Erica Smith: State "born alive" abortion law criminalizes women & doctors

"It seeks to demonize and criminalize women and doctors when they are most vulnerable," said Smith, adding that the real concern for African-American women is infant mortality and death during childbirth. "There's no such thing as abortion during labor and delivery. Any suggestion otherwise is just not true.
Source: WRAL Raleigh-Durham on 2020 North Carolina Senate race Apr 15, 2019

Ted Budd: Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life

My faith compels me to serve others, to love as Christ loved us, and to obey God rather than man. Politics doesn't have to be nasty and cruel. We should treat each other with respect, kindness, and love. But our faith doesn't ignore the crumbling walls around us. Our faith asks us to step forward and advocate for policies that help families to thrive.

I will evaluate each vote by its effect on families. I am 100% pro-life and pro-family. I will fight for the right to life of the unborn.

Source: 2016 North Carolina House campaign website TedBudd.com Nov 8, 2016

Deborah Ross: All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA)

Q: On Abortion: Should abortion be highly restricted?

Burr: Yes

Ross: No

Q: On Contraception: Should employers be able to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if they disagree with it morally?

Burr: Yes

Ross: No

Q: On Healthcare: Should Planned Parenthood be eligible to receive public funds for non-abortion health services?

Burr: No

Ross: Yes

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Roy Cooper: No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say

Cooper is the state's lawyer, so he's obligated to defend state laws even if he personally opposes them. So, for instance, though Cooper is considered a supporter of reproductive rights, he asked the US Supreme Court last month to review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion patients to view a narrated ultrasound image prior to the procedure.

The appeals court ruled that the ultrasound law violates the First Amendment rights of physicians by compelling delivery of ideological information that transforms "the physician into the mouthpiece of the state." But in petitioning the Supreme Court to take up the case, Cooper said the ultrasound law was consistent with the First Amendment as a regulation of medical practice.

Just a few months earlier, though, Cooper spoke to a gathering of abortion rights supporters, criticizing state leaders "who want the voice of politicians in the medical examining room telling the doctor what to say."

Source: Huffington Post on 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial race Apr 2, 2015

Mark Walker: Protect the sanctity of human life

100% PRO-LIFE: If elected, Mark will fight to protect the sanctity of human life, from conception onward. Every life is sacred, and every child has a right to live. To protect this right, Mark will work diligently to pass legislation clearly stating that all life begins at conception.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com Oct 10, 2014

Mark Walker: Human life begins at conception

Q: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death?

WALKER: Strongly Agree

Q: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances?

WALKER: I believe the only time abortion should be allowed is in the life or death circumstance

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race Sep 30, 2014

Thom Tillis: Human life begins at conception

Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Tillis: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion

In the first ever US Senate Libertarian candidates forum, Haugh outlined several areas where his views contrasted with those of his opponent, Tim D'Annunzio, including: Source: 2014 North Carolina Senate campaign website, SeanHaugh.com Jul 2, 2014

Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion

Neither candidate believes the federal government has a role in gay marriage or abortion. D'Annunzio opposes abortion because the victim "is a human being guaranteed a right to life just like every other human being, and therefore under the Constitution every life is afforded the same right to life."

Haugh said no level of government--state or federal--should have a role in those matters. Setting aside morality and focusing on the economics of abortion, "Banning abortion works as well as banning alcohol, or drugs, or guns," Haugh said. "You're only going to make it more difficult for people. You just add more death and more violence."

Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

Deborah Ross: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services

HB 730 Amends Abortion Laws
Bill Passed House (73 - 39); Rep. Deborah Ross voted Nay.
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2013-2014 North Carolina voting records May 16, 2013

Thom Tillis: Require 24-hour information period before abortion

Tillis voted YEA on HB 854, Abortion Requirements: Bill Passed House, 71-48.
Source: North Carolina House voting records (Votesmart synopses) Jun 8, 2011

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V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
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Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
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V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
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Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
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