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2008 Elections

Barack Obama on Abortion

 

Has consistently fought to protect Roe v. Wade since running in the Illinois State Senate race. Believes in leaving the decision of abortion and partial birth abortion to the woman and the people she chooses to include in her decision. Discussing legality and morality of abortion is not enough though; debate must reach out to broader issues such as preventing teen pregnancy and decreasing the probability that a woman will face the decision of abortion. In 2005 voted in favor of giving $100 million to reducing teen pregnancy through education and contraceptives.

 

CBN News video: Obama on gay marriage, abortion
Senator Obama discusses the moral aspect of abortion and how preventing abortion is more important than debating its morality.

 

New York Times Political Blog: Obama Explores Abortion Issue
Obama addresses a woman's right to choose, the problematic nature of late-term abortions and the importance of preventing unwanted pregnancies.

 

— Las Vegas Sun interns Jenna Kohler and April Corbin contributed to this report.

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