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Franken’s voting record: No limits on abortion
Since taking office in 2009, comedian-turned-U.S. Senator Al Franken has compiled a zero percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee. He is running for a second term this fall.
Defender of Obamacare
This was a vote in favor of using federal tax dollars to pay for health plans that cover elective abortion.
In 2011 Franken denounced legislation in the House that would have stopped federal funding of abortion. And he continues to defend and advocate for Obamacare—even though it includes provisions that expand abortion access and will likely lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical care.
Franken: Abortion until birth
In 2013 Franken voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, a bill designed to curb the transport of minor girls across state lines, without parental involvement, to undergo abortions.
He also spoke at a July 2013 Planned Parenthood rally in opposition to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn children at the point (20 weeks) when they can experience pain. Franken favors the status quo: legal abortion until birth.
“You have my promise to keep fighting. Thank you, Planned Parenthood,” he told the crowd.
Election in November
Dayton pledges to veto all pro-life legislation
As governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton has shown himself to be an absolutist regarding abortion. No moderation, no reasonable limits, no common-sense protections are permissible.
Dayton’s only acceptable position is abortion on demand, funded by taxpayers whenever possible, with no regard for the unborn child or the mother’s safety.
Dismal Senate record
He voted against legislation to empower older Americans to avoid involuntary denial of life-saving treatment. He also voted in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion. Dayton earned a “Hero of the Month” rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America
Opposes informed consent
women with factual, informed-consent information
prior to undergoing an abortion procedure. He also
expressed disdain for pregnancy care centers, accusing
them of attempting to “scare” and “trick women” with
Dayton was elected governor in 2010 by a margin of 0.42 percent. Within a few weeks of taking office in 2011, he addressed abortion activists gathered at the Capitol for “Pro-Choice Lobby Day”—the first-ever governor to do so. He pledged to prevent any and every pro-life bill from becoming law: “It will not happen here in Minnesota.”
Dayton pledges pro-life opposition
The Pain Capable Unborn
Child Protection Act would prohibit abortions after the
point in pregnancy at which an
unborn child can feel
pain; a wealth of medical evidence shows that the unborn
child can feel pain at least by 20 weeks from
conception. This legislation is based on the landmark
Nebraska law that passed in 2010.
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