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It Takes A Village, by Hillary Clinton

It Takes a Family, by Rick Santorum (April 30, 2006)

Kids Who Kill, by Mike Huckabee

Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, by Judith Warner

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Jeb: America's Next Bush, by S.V. Date

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Unintimidated: A Governor's Story, by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Tough Choices, by CEO Carly Fiorina

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Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, by Joe Biden

Profiles in Character, by Jeb Bush & B.Yablonski, published January 1996

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Her Way, by Jeff Gerth & Don Van Natta

Hard Choices, by Senator Hillary Clinton

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Giving, by Bill Clinton

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The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, by Bay Buchanan

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Crippled America, by Donald J. Trump (Sept. 2015)

Character Makes a Difference, by Mike Huckabee

The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama

The Art of the Comeback, by Donald J. Trump and Kate Bohner

American Dreams, by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

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Joe Biden on Families & Children
Outgoing Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • $2.3M in grants to help reduce domestic violence homicides. (Mar 2013)
  • 1991: VAWA is about civil rights, not divorce law. (Oct 2010)
  • I’ve been a single parent; I know the difficulties. (Oct 2008)
  • Fought for Family and Medical Leave, up to 12 unpaid weeks. (Sep 2007)
  • 1990: authored the Violence Against Women Act. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 16% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
  • Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas. (Dec 1997)
Jeb Bush on Families & Children
Former Republican FL Governor
Click here for 10 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Shame fathers who walk away from paternal obligations. (Jun 2015)
  • Conservatives and Hispanics share family values. (Mar 2013)
  • Supper with kids keeps them away from drugs & booze. (Feb 2007)
  • Privatized foster care via for-profit companies. (Feb 2007)
  • No Place Like Home initiative: find families for DCF kids. (Mar 2004)
  • Increase KidCare; increase developmentally disabled services. (Jan 2002)
  • No mandated child safety seats. (Jun 2001)
  • Parental consent over government intrusions into families. (May 2001)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Ben Carson on Families & Children
Tea Party challenger in Republican primary
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  • I'm a pediatrician and concerned about children's future. (Sep 2015)
Hillary Clinton on Families & Children
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 66 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • I have 30 years of experience helping kids and families. (Oct 2016)
  • The Trump Effect: kids are uneasy and fearful. (Oct 2016)
  • US needs paid family leave, to join rest of the world. (Oct 2015)
  • Design paid-leave system that doesn't burden small business. (Oct 2015)
  • Our generation is blessed by extra years with aging parents. (May 2014)
  • Grew AR Children's Hospital to one of nation's 10 largest. (Sep 2007)
  • Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration. (Aug 2007)
  • 1980s: her church founded largest daycare in Arkansas. (Jul 2007)
  • Family planning & child spacing is international human right. (Jul 2007)
  • Mother’s difficult childhood sparked concern for kids. (Dec 2006)
  • Teen abstinence is the right thing to do. (Oct 2005)
  • Even welfare children are better off with their parents. (Nov 2003)
  • Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs. (Mar 2000)
  • Parents’ dedication improves kids’ lives. (Jan 2000)
  • Boycott violent media and products. (Aug 1999)
  • Send message: It is the job of children to learn. (Jul 1999)
  • Help “sandwiched” parents care for elderly plus kids. (Jan 1999)
  • More funds for after-school programs. (Nov 1998)
  • Keep kids busy from 2PM to 8 PM to avoid trouble. (Nov 1998)
  • Spend more time with kids to prevent violence. (Apr 1998)
  • Teens not ready for sex; provide havens for alternatives. (Sep 1996)
  • Change what kids see in the media. (Jun 1995)
  • Men should be full participants in child-raising. (May 1994)
  • Improving women's lives improves children's lives. (Sep 1993)
  • 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery. (Aug 1993)
  • No tea and cookies for her, but no insult intended. (Jul 1992)

    Child Law

  • Served as chairman of the Children's Defense Fund. (Oct 2007)
  • Support new parents to promote healthy child development. (Sep 2007)
  • For teens, not about birth control, but about self-control. (Jul 2007)
  • 1970s: “I want to be a voice for America’s children”. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported foster care adoptions as First Lady & as Senator. (Dec 2006)
  • I've spent 30 years worrying about impact of media on kids. (Oct 2005)
  • Critics misinterpret 70s article on "Children Under the Law". (Feb 2004)
  • 1974 article: put abused children into state care. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave politics out of Elian decision. (Apr 2000)
  • Governments can’t love child; but it can help families. (Apr 2000)
  • Decide Elian’s fate via ongoing INS legal process. (Apr 2000)
  • Treat kids as “child citizens” not “minors” under the law. (Dec 1999)
  • No dividing line between government vs. parents & children. (Dec 1999)
  • Early-warning hotlines for homicidal & suicidal students. (Jul 1999)
  • Raised issues of maternity leave at 1980s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Against social service agency interference in families. (Aug 1993)
  • 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale. (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child". (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children. (Aug 1993)
  • 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents. (Aug 1993)

    It Takes a Village

  • Even the odds so each child can live up to potential. (Oct 2015)
  • A family is a child’s first school. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary’s “village” criticized as Big Government. (May 2007)
  • Chelsea benefited from “village” & from two parents. (Dec 2006)
  • It takes a village to raise a child, in interdependent world. (Dec 2006)
  • OpEd: "It Takes A Village" really means big government. (Apr 2006)
  • It Takes a Village and a president who believes. (Sep 2005)
  • "It Takes a Village" implies family as part of society. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave no child behind; it still takes a village. (Aug 2000)
  • Community support is key to valuing families. (Dec 1999)
  • Society is responsible for alienation that causes violence. (Jun 1999)
  • “It Takes a Village” is about relationships, not geography. (Oct 1996)
  • Children are not rugged individualists. (Sep 1996)


  • Expand Family and Medical Leave Act. (Aug 1998)
  • Family Leave Act is a good start; paid leave better. (Sep 1996)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids. (Dec 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Ted Cruz on Families & Children
Republican Texas Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • Hispanic values: faith, family & patriotism. (Feb 2016)
  • Defend Judeo-Christian values against liberal fascism. (Apr 2015)
  • Opposes the unrelenting assault on traditional marriage. (Mar 2015)
  • Mother lost an infant child, Ted's would-be brother. (Mar 2014)
  • Alcoholic father gave his life to Christ. (Mar 2014)
  • Read "Green Eggs & Ham" to his kids during Senate filibuster. (Mar 2014)
Carly Fiorina on Families & Children
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
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  • Paid maternity leave OK if voluntary, not mandated. (Aug 2015)
  • Marriage no longer worked after she became husband's peer. (Sep 2007)
Lindsey Graham on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
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  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
  • Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas. (Dec 1997)
Mike Huckabee on Families & Children
Former Republican AR Governor
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  • Don't allow kids to listen to toxic music like Beyonce. (Jan 2015)
  • Christian society discourages out-of-wedlock pregnancies. (Jan 2012)
  • In AR, issued Family Protection Policy Directive. (Nov 2008)
  • Supports traditional marriage and covenant marriage. (Nov 2008)
  • Strong government relies on strong families. (Feb 2008)
  • Understand the totality of the American family. (Jan 2008)
  • Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life. (Sep 2007)
  • High divorce rate fails at presenting role model. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports convenant marriage; adopted it in Arkansas. (Sep 2007)
  • Teach kids immovable standards of right & wrong. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports “covenant marriage”. (Jan 2001)
  • Purpose of marriage is loving relationship, not happiness. (Oct 2000)
  • Sensuality-saturated society trades love for lust. (Oct 2000)
  • Porn industries make billions; but damage America morally. (Jun 1998)
  • Yes, we legislate morality; including "victimless" crimes. (Jun 1998)
  • Sexual "revolution" causes illegitimacy & family dysfunction. (Jun 1998)
  • Government can't replace family as building block of society. (Jun 1998)
  • Family breakdown is symptom; disease is lack of character. (Jun 1998)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Bobby Jindal on Families & Children
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
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  • Entered into "covenant marriage" with his wife. (Jun 2014)
  • Family values reduce poverty; war on poverty doesn't. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase scrutiny & penalties for school child abuse. (Jan 2009)
Gary Johnson on Families & Children
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
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  • No to mandatory vaccines; let parents decide. (May 2016)
  • Refused 'Marriage Vow' pledge; it condemns gays & singles. (Nov 2011)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Tim Kaine on Families & Children
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
Click here for 7 full quotes by Tim Kaine OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • 2005: "conservative on family;" oppose same-sex marriage. (Jan 2017)
  • Teach Safe Relationships: prevent sexual assault. (Feb 2012)
  • Pushed faith-based agencies into letting gays adopt kids. (Feb 2012)
  • Provided a strong vaccination opt-out provision for parents. (Apr 2007)
  • Prevent childhood obesity by improving health education. (Jan 2007)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
John Kasich on Families & Children
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President
Click here for 16 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • CATCH court: prostitutes are victims of human trafficking. (Apr 2017)
  • Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion. (Mar 2016)
  • Put pimps in jail & treat women as victims of trafficking. (Feb 2016)
  • A big mosaic: we all take care of each other. (Feb 2016)
  • Paid maternity leave is reason for pay gap. (Jan 2016)
  • Offer maternity work-at-home, but not paid leave. (Jan 2016)
  • We need to rebuild our families and neighborhoods. (Oct 2015)
  • Nothing is more important to me than faith, family & friends. (Aug 2015)
  • De-fund all family planning centers that discuss abortion. (Jul 2013)
  • Being a father is all about setting an example. (May 2006)
  • Yesterday's R movies have become today's PG fare. (May 2006)
  • Expand day-care choices; remove subsidy restrictions. (May 1999)
  • “Family-friendly” flex-time helps parents and business. (May 1999)
  • Restrict liability lawsuits to allow more on-site day-care. (May 1999)
  • Entertainment should not sabotage American culture. (May 1999)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Evan McMullin on Families & Children
Conservative independent challenger
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    No stance on record.
Martin O`Malley on Families & Children
Democratic Former Governor of Maryland
Click here for 6 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Universal national service option, to cut youth employment. (Dec 2015)
  • Gave access to family planning for 35,000 low-income women. (Nov 2015)
  • I'm a husband and a father, and an effective leader. (Oct 2015)
  • Don't penalize working women for having kids. (Oct 2015)
  • Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%. (Jan 2014)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
Barack Obama on Families & Children
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Families aren't looking for handouts, but for a fair shot. (Jan 2015)
  • Childcare is an economic priority; not a side-issue. (Jan 2015)
  • Everything else is unfulfilled if we fail at family. (Apr 2014)
  • Let's Move partnership: reduce childhood obesity. (Jan 2014)
  • Pass the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Family's unconditional love more important than money. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Says families are off-limits; but attacks opponents'. (Nov 2009)
  • Help families with paid sick days and better family leave. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents provide guidance by turning off TV & video games. (Jul 2008)
  • Zero-to-Five plan: childcare for working parents. (Jul 2008)
  • Admit that too many fathers are missing from too many homes. (Jun 2008)
  • I know what it means to have an absent father. (Jun 2008)
  • Reward fathers who pay child support with larger EITC. (Jun 2008)
  • Teach both abstinence and contraception to teens. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand flex-work & Family and Medical Leave Act. (Feb 2008)
  • Parents should control what’s coming over the airwaves. (Jan 2008)
  • Restore dream of making children’s lives better than parents. (Dec 2007)
  • All kids should learn about sexual abuse. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: ‘Sex Ed for Kindergarten’ means ‘age-appropriate’. (Jul 2007)
  • Listening to evangelicals bridges major political fault line. (Oct 2006)
  • Sponsored bill banning high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Sarah Palin on Families & Children
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 13 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • On Down baby: God won't give me something I can't handle. (Nov 2010)
  • Mistake to assume teen daughter was a "good girl". (Nov 2010)
  • Founding Fathers took strong families for granted. (Nov 2010)
  • Happy family of origin means all is in order in her life. (Sep 2010)
  • Bumper sticker: My kid has more chromosomes than your kid. (Nov 2009)
  • Daughter & teen mom Bristol helping prevent teen pregnancy. (Nov 2009)
  • Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life. (Jan 2009)
  • V.P. role would include helping special-needs children. (Sep 2008)
  • Special-needs children will have her as a friend & advocate. (Sep 2008)
  • 17-year-old unmarried daughter is 5 months pregnant. (Sep 2008)
  • Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby. (Aug 2008)
  • Recognize the vital role of family child care homes. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes explicit sex-education programs. (Jul 2006)
Rand Paul on Families & Children
Republican Kentucky Senator
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  • Revival of values depends on fusing freedom and virtue. (Dec 2014)
  • Volunteer eye surgery for blind kids in Guatemala. (Aug 2014)
  • Re-establish inter-country adoptions from Guatemala. (Aug 2014)
Mike Pence on Families & Children
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • 2003: Pushed for anti-porn Truth in Domain Names Act. (Apr 2018)
  • Does not eat or drink with women other than his wife. (Mar 2017)
  • Let parents and doctors decide on HPV vaccinations. (Feb 2015)
  • Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rick Perry on Families & Children
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Let foster teens act as their own medical consenters. (May 2013)
  • War on the Boy Scouts is a microcosm of larger culture war. (Feb 2008)
  • We gravitate to bad behavior unless we revere authority. (Feb 2008)
  • Free speech for "Coming Out Day" but not "Family Values"? (Feb 2008)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Marco Rubio on Families & Children
Republican Florida Senator
Click here for 17 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Increased child tax credit plus paid family leave. (Apr 2018)
  • Hispanic values: Burning desire that kids have it better. (Feb 2016)
  • Make investing in kids deductible like business expenses. (Feb 2016)
  • Pro-family tax code: increase child-care tax credit. (Nov 2015)
  • Most important job is being a parent. (Nov 2015)
  • The "success sequence"--education and kids after marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Answers lie with family and our faith, not politicians. (Feb 2013)
  • Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could. (Aug 2012)
  • Elian Gonzalez should stay in US & father should join him. (Jun 2012)
  • Even single mothers see their hopes & dreams in firstborn. (Jun 2012)
  • Improve state-provided services for kids with disabilities. (Jun 2012)
  • Hip-hop fan; "Ignore their politics & just enjoy the music". (Jun 2012)
  • No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation. (Jun 2012)
  • We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan. (Apr 2012)
  • Parental notification for social networking website use. (Nov 2006)
  • Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase $20M in tax credits for G-rated and PG-rated films. (Nov 2006)
Bernie Sanders on Families & Children
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Real family values: time with newborn and sick relatives. (Nov 2016)
  • American workers need a vacation. (Nov 2016)
  • Affordable housing underlies jobs, and child development. (Nov 2016)
  • $1.61 a week for paid family & medical leave. (Dec 2015)
  • Increase payroll tax to guarantee paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • We're the only major country without paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • LGBTQ values are family values. (Sep 2015)
  • Provide affordable childcare & early pre-K education. (Sep 2015)
  • Violence Against Women Act applies to men and gays, too. (Sep 2015)
  • Real family values means paid family leave & sick time. (Jun 2015)
  • 1972: wrote fictional "satire" about men oppressing women. (May 2015)
  • Parents worry more about kids than themselves, economically. (Dec 2010)
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Rick Santorum on Families & Children
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 25 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • More nuclear families will improve the economy. (Jan 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, ISIS declared fatwa to kill disabled kids. (Dec 2015)
  • This campaign is all about two words: "Working Families". (Nov 2015)
  • Family means economy; make both strong. (Oct 2015)
  • Book "Bella's Gift" about their special-needs youngest child. (May 2015)
  • Patriot Voices: online community to restore American dream. (May 2015)
  • Strong families help produce a strong economy. (May 2015)
  • Marriage at historical low; illegitimacy at historical high. (Apr 2014)
  • Government policy facilitates breakdown of family. (Apr 2014)
  • Double child tax credit to $6,000 per child. (Apr 2014)
  • Marriage disappears where government dependency is highest. (Aug 2012)
  • Severely disabled daughter is still life worth living. (Aug 2012)
  • Contraception for teens helps fix fracturing families. (Feb 2012)
  • Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit. (Jan 2012)
  • Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban. (Jan 2012)
  • Promote the family as economic anchor point. (Dec 2011)
  • Poverty rate 5% with two parents; 30% with one parent. (Oct 2011)
  • No-Fault Freedom: doing whatever we want damages society. (Apr 2006)
  • Shotgun marriage wasn't all that bad in some cases. (Apr 2006)
  • Pre-marital cohabitation makes 50% more chance of divorce. (Apr 2006)
  • Covenant Marriage: do whatever it takes to keep together. (Apr 2006)
  • Automatically awarding custody to moms celebrates sexism. (Jul 2005)
  • Church scandals caused by "right to privacy lifestyle". (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Families & Children
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
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  • Kids in poverty can't go to school in condition to learn. (Jul 2015)
  • Half-million in foster care means system is dysfunctional. (Jul 2015)
  • Don't assume that mothers should always get custody. (Jul 2015)
  • Physician married to a physician; two sons and one dog. (Apr 2015)
  • Family planning is 1st principle of reproductive healthcare. (Dec 2011)
  • Fund community youth programs for at-risk youth. (Sep 2010)
Donald Trump on Families & Children
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 14 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Bipartisan effort to implement paid family leave. (Feb 2017)
  • I have great respect for women; despite locker-room talk. (Oct 2016)
  • Hillary and I agree on paid family leave. (Sep 2016)
  • Supports birth control without a prescription. (Sep 2016)
  • Women act feminine & needy, but inside, they are killers. (Aug 2016)
  • Ex-wives sign confidentiality agreements and keep quiet. (Aug 2016)
  • Federal tax breaks to support child care costs. (Aug 2016)
  • Happiest people have great families & God in their lives. (Nov 2015)
  • Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life. (Jun 2015)
  • Everyone getting married should have a prenuptial agreement. (Sep 2008)
  • Too many hollow compliments are not healthy for kids. (Sep 2008)
  • I would rather live a married life than be single. (Sep 2008)
  • Be cocky & confident & get all the women you want. (Sep 2008)
  • I seem to bring out either the best or worst in women. (Oct 1997)
Scott Walker on Families & Children
Republican Wisconsin Governor
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  • Stopped state funding for Planned Parenthood. (Nov 2013)
James Webb on Families & Children
Former Virginia Democratic Senator
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    No stance on record.
Bill Weld on Families & Children
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Government out of your pocketbook and your bedroom. (Aug 1992)


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