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Sara Gideon on Abortion

 

 


Backed in primary by abortion-rights groups

They have Gideon pegged as the nominee. National Republicans' campaign machine has revved up against her. Her June launch generated $1 million in 10 days. She was quickly backed by Senate Democrats' campaign arm and abortion-rights groups influential in primaries.
Source: Bangor Daily News on 2020 Maine Senate endorsements , Sep 16, 2019

Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance.

Gideon scores 0% by the NRLC on abortion issues - Maine Right to Life Committee

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2006 NRLC scores as follows:

About the NRLC (from their website, www.nrlc.org):

The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of the National Right to Life Committee and its members has been the abortion controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide. The Committee does not have a position on issues such as contraception, sex education, capital punishment, and national defense. The National Right to Life Committee was founded in 1973 in response to the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, legalizing the practice of human abortion in all 50 states, throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy.

The NRLC has been instrumental in achieving a number of legislative reforms at the national level, including a ban on non-therapeutic experimentation of unborn and newborn babies, a federal conscience clause guaranteeing medical personnel the right to refuse to participate in abortion procedures, and various amendments to appropriations bills which prohibit (or limit) the use of federal funds to subsidize or promote abortions in the United States and overseas.

In addition to maintaining a lobbying presence at the federal level, NRLC serves as a clearinghouse of information for its state affiliates and local chapters, its individual members, the press, and the public.

Source: NRLC website 06n-NRLC on Dec 31, 2006

Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood, indicating a pro-choice stance.

Gideon scores 100% by Planned Parenthood abortion voting record - Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive services for women, including contraception, information on STDs, and abortion services. The organization receives federal funding, but not for abortion services. The organization scores legislators on their voting record on abortion rights.

Source: Planned Parenthood website 12-P-P on Jan 1, 2012

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