State of Tennessee secondary Archives: on Abortion


Bob Corker: Incrementally work to lessen number of abortions

Q: What would you do about abortion?

CORKER: I am pro-life. I support the culture of life. Iíd appoint judges who donít create law from the bench, but interpret the laws that are on the books. Iíd love to incrementally work to lessen the number of abortions in this country.

FORD: Iím pro-life too. Weíve got to take steps early on, even before a woman gets pregnant, by putting character education & abstinence programs in our schools, and other legislation to reduce the number of abortions.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

Bob Corker: No stem cell research that destroys human life

Q: What about stem cell research on fertilized eggs that would otherwise be destroyed?

CORKER: My dad has Alzheimerís, and I know a lot of people are afflicted. I want to use every piece of science available to cure those diseases -- adult stem cells; cord research -- those types of stem cell research that have actually been proven, I want to see those carried out. I was incredibly disappointed that this last Congress did not add the money necessary to make sure that those types of technology are carried on. I do not support the type of stem cell research that destroys human life. But I strongly support those kinds that are proven to cure diseases, where we have tremendous breakthroughs.

FORD: When it comes to stem cells, Iím with [the people]. His party has blocked it. He claims that the Congress blocked it -- I would remind my opponent that the Republicans who control the House, the Senate, and the White House.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at University of Chattanooga Oct 10, 2006

Harold Ford: Pro-life; education before pregnancy to reduce abortions

Q: What would you do about abortion?

CORKER: I am pro-life. I support the culture of life. Iíd appoint judges who donít create law from the bench, but interpret the laws that are on the books. Iíd love to incrementally work to lessen the number of abortions in this country.

FORD: Iím pro-life too. Weíve got to take steps early on, even before a woman gets pregnant, by putting character education & abstinence programs in our schools, and other legislation to reduce the number of abortions.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at Univ. of Chattanooga, x-ref Corker Oct 10, 2006

Harold Ford: Supports stem cell research of all types

Q: What about stem cell research on fertilized eggs that would otherwise be destroyed?

CORKER: My dad has Alzheimerís, and I know a lot of people are afflicted. I want to use every piece of science available to cure those diseases -- adult stem cells; cord research -- those types of stem cell research that have actually been proven, I want to see those carried out. I was incredibly disappointed that this last Congress did not add the money necessary to make sure that those types of technology are carried on. I do not support the type of stem cell research that destroys human life. But I strongly support those kinds that are proven to cure diseases, where we have tremendous breakthroughs.

FORD: When it comes to stem cells, Iím with [the people]. His party has blocked it. He claims that the Congress blocked it -- I would remind my opponent that the Republicans who control the House, the Senate, and the White House.

Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at Univ. of Chattanooga, x-ref Corker Oct 10, 2006

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V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
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Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
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Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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Howard Schultz(I-WA)
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Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
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