State of Tennessee Archives: on Abortion

Diane Black: Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood

As your next Governor, I will continue to fight to stop taxpayer $$ going to Planned Parenthood.
Source: Facebook posting on 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial race Aug 18, 2017

David Kustoff: No exceptions for any circumstances

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Kustoff: Should not be allowed; no exceptions.

Q: Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which political philosophy best describes you?

Kustoff: Very Conservative

Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on Tennessee House race Nov 8, 2016

David Kustoff: Life begins at conception

Standing for West Tennessee Values: I will always fight for the West Tennessee values we so strongly believe in. I believe life begins at conception, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I believe we have an unequivocal constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Source: 2016 Tennessee House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Terry Adams: Pro-choice

Both Adams and Ball are in sync with contemporary Democrats on issues like women's rights and support for gays. Both are for raising the minimum wage and for expansion of Medicaid and protection of Medicare and Social Security from privatization schemes.
Source: Memphis Flyer on 2014 Tennessee Senate race Aug 6, 2014

Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest

The Gordon Ball campaign publicly calls on Sen. Lamar Alexander to announce how he intends to vote on Amendment 1 when he returns from Washington to cast his ballot. Amendment 1 will appear on the ballot [including]: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."

"It's a fair question, Yes or No?" said Gordon Ball, Democratic candidate for US Senate. "Over the past several years, and particularly during this primary season, we've seen Lamar taking more extreme positions seemingly to shore up the fringe elements on his far right."

"This is an extreme form of government overreach into the private healthcare decisions of a woman," Ball added. "How would Lamar feel if one of his family members was a victim of rape, incest or the life of the mother was in danger? Does he believe the State of Tennessee should force these decisions, or should the decision be made by the woman with her family and medical professional?"

Source: Nashville Post on 2014 Tennessee Senate race Jul 16, 2014

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