Ross Perot on Abortion
1992 & 1996 Reform Party Nominee for President
For abortion, but reluctantly
His commonsense approach to abortion (for it, but reluctantly), education (the only thing he would raise taxes for), the debt ("like the crazy aunt tucked away in the room upstairs nobody talks about"), and taxing the wealthy ("makes no sense for me to
pay less of a percentage of my income that other people"), rang true in a season of sour, false notes. He promised a coalition government, using the best minds of both parties. He said he would "get a shovel and clean out the barn."
Source: The Man Behind the Myth, by Ken Gross, p.202-203
, Sep 20, 2000
Perot has not only taken a pro-abortion stand, his is the first presidential candidate ever to have conceived close personal and institutional ties to the abortion industry. The Perots are activists with an interest in the most radical fringe of the
He funded an entire gynecological wing of the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which has provided first and second trimester abortions as well as amniocentesis research. He has also been a vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Source: Strong-Man Politics, by George Grant, p. 98
, Nov 7, 1992
Itís a womanís choice, including federal funding
My personal position on abortion is well-known, but I will restate it just to make sure thereís no confusion: I believe it is time for Congress to codify these positions into law. Each human life is a precious gift. We should not create
a human life unless weíre willing to take responsibility for it. It is irresponsible for two people to create a human life they donít want. For democracy to work, every single one of us has to take responsibility for his or her actions.
Source: United We Stand, by Ross Perot, p. 93-94
, Jul 2, 1992
- I support a womanís right to have an abortion. It is the womanís choice.
- I support encouragement of adoption as an alternative to
- I support federal funding of reproductive counseling and education that can help prevent unwanted pregnancies so that fewer women will have to face this difficult decision.
- I support federal funding of abortions for poor women. Since
these women have already made the decision, for public health reasons, we should ensure that the procedure is done safely.
Other candidates on Abortion:
Ross Perot on other issues:
George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
Harry_S_TrumanHarry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
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