Jon Huntsman on Abortion

Republican UT Governor

Supports a right to life amendment

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the host asked, "Governor, let's close with four quick issue sets to get you located on the political map," said Hewitt in yesterday's interview. "Do you support a right to life amendment?"

"I do support a right to life amendment," replied Huntsman.

Source: ABC News report on Hugh Hewitt interview , Jun 17, 2011

No truce on abortion; don't trade life for economic life

Huntsman told the audience that there should be no truce on abortion when it comes to balancing social and economic issues. "I do not believe the Republican party should focus only on our economic life--to the neglect of our human life,"he said. "That is a trade we should not make. If Republicans ignore life, the deficit we will face is one that is much more destructive. It will be a deficit of the heart and of the soul."

Saying he "supported and signed every pro-life bill" he received, he talked about how he signed a trio of pro-life bills in February 2009 that the Utah legislature approved. Hunstman told the crowd, "I signed the bill that made second-trimester abortions illegal, and increased the penalty for doing so. I signed the bill to allow women to know the pain an abortion causes an unborn child. I signed the bill requiring parental permission for abortion. I signed the bill that would trigger a ban on abortions in Utah if Roe v. Wade was overturned."

Source: Steven Ertelt in LifeNews.com , Jun 3, 2011

Make second-trimester abortions illegal

Gov. Huntsman signed three pro-life bills to help limit abortions in the state. They provide new protections for unborn children, require abortion practitioners to provide women with certain information, and establish a fund for defense of a future bill to ban abortions. Huntsman signed bills HB 90, HB 222, and HB 114 into law:
Source: Steven Ertelt in LifeNews.com , Mar 24, 2009

Other candidates on Abortion: Jon Huntsman on other issues:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
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Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Party Candidates:
Mayor Rocky Anderson(J)
Roseanne Barr(PF)
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Jill Stein(G)
Andre Barnett(Ref.)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(LA)
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