On Partial Birth Abortion
Throughout her years in the U. S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow voted at least 6 times against a ban on partial-birth abortion and voted a number of times to either strip a bill banning partial-birth abortion of its effectiveness or delay it from becoming law.
On Tax Dollars for Abortion
While in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow has voted for tax dollars to pay for abortions at least 8 times and voted at least 11 times for tax dollars to support organizations who provide and promote abortions overseas.
Using Health Care Reform to Fund Abortions
During the debate over health care reform legislation in 2009, Senator Stabenow voted against the Hatch-Nelson amendment which would have prohibited the funding of abortion through the government's insurance program and prohibited federal subsidies for private plans that cover abortion. In 2008, Senator Stabenow voted against the Vitter Amendment, which prohibited abortions from being covered in federal health programs for American Indians.
Debbie Stabenow voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as "Laci and Conner's Law," in the U.S. Senate. This law allows federal and military prosecutors to bring charges on behalf of a "child in utero" as a second victim when he or she is injured or killed during commission of a violent federal or military crime. Senator Stabenow has also voted twice against amendments to include unborn children as part of the State Children's Health Insurance Program which helps provide children in low-income families with health care.
Debbie Stabenow co-sponsored deceptive legislation which would have legalized human cloning for research purposes. The bill, which intentionally legalizes human cloning, was entitled "Human Cloning Ban Act of 2005" even though it only would have banned attempting to bring a human clone to birth.
While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow voted against the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999. This law would have banned the use of federally controlled substances for use in assisted suicides and promoted pain management and palliative care.
World Magazine has published an editorial by E. Calvin Beisner which discusses advertisements by an organization called the Evangelical Environmental Network. The ads encourage U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators to vote in favor of a bill regulating mercury emissions. The ads claim this is a prolife issue while completely ignoring the issue of abortion and Senator Debbie Stabenow's 100 percent pro-abortion voting records.
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Recent Vote / Actions
Letter attacking Komen, praising abortion giant
Senator Stabenow joined 25 other pro-abortion senators in signing a letter to Susan G. Komen for the Cure after they decided to defund Planned Parenthood. The letter encouraged Komen to reverse its decision and continue funding America's leading abortion provider. Komen went on to reverse it's decision and will allow Planned Parenthood to apply for grants.
U.S. Senate votes against legislation to defund Planned Parenthood
On April 14, 2011, Senator Stabenow voted to continue funding, with our tax dollars, the number one abortion business in the United States, Planned Parenthood. The measure aimed at de-funding Planned Parenthood was defeated 58-42. Here's the roll call vote.
In a 56-44 vote on March 9, 2011, the U.S. Senate voted against the House appropriation bill which includes the Pence Amendment. The Pence Amendment passed the House and would strip Planned Parenthood and its affiliates of federal funding. Here's the roll call on the vote. Senator Stabenow voted against the legislation.
Going beyond voting against the first long-term bill U.S. House Republicans sent the U.S. Senate with the Pence Amendment, Debbie Stabenow along with 18 other Senate Democrats sent a letter to Vice-President Joe Biden vowing to vote against any federal funding bill that contains the Pence Amendment.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider, with plans to expand their abortion business.
During the last 10 years in the U.S. Senate, Debbie Stabenow has a 0% voting record from the National Right to Life Committee.
Numerous donations from pro-abortion organizations
According to opensecrets.org, Senator Stabenow's biggest contributor between 1999 and 2004 was EMILY's List, providing her with nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions. EMILY's List is also listed as Senator Stabenow's biggest contributor between 2005 and 2010, providing her with nearly $200,000 in contributions.
EMILY's List is an avid pro-abortion organization which raises money solely for female pro-abortion candidates who favor tax-funded abortions, partial-birth abortion and are against nearly every piece of commonsense prolife legislation.
Senator Stabenow also received $2,000 from Planned Parenthood's Political Action Committee in 2009-2010. In 2005-2006, she received $10,000 from the National Abortion Rights Action League's PAC and $1,000 from Planned Parenthood's PAC.
On December 6, 2011, Senator Stabenow attended a fundraising dinner for EMILY's List in Washington, D.C. with other pro-abortion U.S. Senators.
(Let Sen. Stabenow know that we need a voice in Washington, D.C., for all members of the human family. We want a senator from Michigan who will work to protect vulnerable Michigan residents, including the unborn.)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
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Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
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