Bob Dold on Abortion

Last Updated : Sep 15, 2010

Summary

Bob Dold is pro-choice. He states that he will protect a woman's right to choose and that he oppose partial birth abortion except in cases where the health of the mother is at stake.

 

Campaign Website Statements

Choice

I am pro-choice and believe that this very personal and difficult decision belongs to each individual woman. I support access to common-sense family planning and comprehensive sex education.

As Congressman, I will protect a woman’s right to choose, while encouraging that the decision is an informed one and made with knowledge of the full range of options, which is why I support parental notification laws. As a parent, I believe that our most fundamental role is to provide guidance, support, and direction to our children -- especially in those difficult times when a child needs it the most.

I oppose partial-birth abortion procedures, except in cases of where the health or life of the mother is in danger. Further, I do not believe that federal taxpayer money should be used to pay for abortion procedures.

Most important, I will support preventative initiatives and family planning aimed at reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, to ultimately reduce the number of abortions. Preventing unwanted pregnancies and births while protecting the health of women should be our shared goal.

 

Voting Record

Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds

In February of 2011, the House passed an amendment to prevent the use of funds by Planned Parenthood. Bob Dold voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

Bob Dold voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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