State of Connecticut Archives: on Abortion


Chris Murphy: I'm more pro-choice than opponent; but no late-term abortion

Murphy accused McMahon of not really supporting abortion rights, despite her repeated statements in TV ads and during the hour-long debate that she is a ''pro-choice woman.'' Murphy pointed to how McMahon has received support from anti-abortion advocates and her stance on abortion-related issues, including her support of a failed amendment to the federal health care reform law that would have allowed businesses to forgo health insurance coverage for contraception.

He warned that McMahon would support the ''anti-woman, tea party agenda'' in Washington if she becomes the state's next senator.

McMahon, who has said the failed federal amendment about contraception was an overreach by the government, reiterated her support for abortion rights and said as a mother and grandmother, she wouldn't do anything to hurt women and their health care.

Both candidates said they oppose late-term abortions unless the health and life of the mother is at risk, and both said they believe life begins at birth.

Source: Boston Globe coverage of 2012 CT Senate debate Oct 18, 2012

Linda McMahon: I'm a pro-choice woman; not part of anti-woman agenda

Murphy accused McMahon of not really supporting abortion rights, despite her repeated statements in TV ads and during the hour-long debate that she is a ''pro-choice woman.'' Murphy pointed to how McMahon has received support from anti-abortion advocates and her stance on abortion-related issues, including her support of a failed amendment to the federal health care reform law that would have allowed businesses to forgo health insurance coverage for contraception.

He warned that McMahon would support the ''anti-woman, tea party agenda'' in Washington if she becomes the state's next senator.

McMahon, who has said the failed federal amendment about contraception was an overreach by the government, reiterated her support for abortion rights and said as a mother and grandmother, she wouldn't do anything to hurt women and their health care.

Both candidates said they oppose late-term abortions unless the health and life of the mother is at risk, and both said they believe life begins at birth.

Source: Boston Globe coverage of 2012 CT Senate debate Oct 18, 2012

Jodi Rell: CT leads in bioscience revolution & stem cell research

We are leading the bioscience revolution and we are home to cutting-edge technologies and life-changing medical advances.

Stem cell research, aerospace, nanotechnology, fuel cells, pharmaceutical research--all position Connecticut for the industries and jobs of the 21st century.

Source: 2009 State of the State Speech to the CT General Assembly Jan 7, 2009

Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor

Abortion is a decision best left to a woman and her doctor (where appropriate, the father).
Source: 2006 CT Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research

I support smart investments such as our 10-year, $100 million stem cell research fund.
Source: 2006 CT Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2006

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