Michigan Sen. Stabenow’s record on abortion-on-demand

Editor’s note. This is provided by Right to Life of Michigan, NRLC’s state affiliate.

Senator Debbie Stabenow’s position on abortion is that it should be legal up to and including the process of birth, and that women should be able to have abortions for any reason.

Stabenow supported partial-birth abortion. Partial-birth process is a now illegal abortion method where the child is birthed until only the head remains in the birth canal. The abortionist then stabs the baby in the head and suctions out the baby’s brains.

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. As recently as 2015 Stabenow voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, instead opting for late-term abortions to be performed on children in utero that can feel pain.

In 2003 Stabenow voted in favor of an amendment to the partial-birth abortion ban explicitly endorsing Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned abortion laws in all 50 states. Together with the “health” exception established in Doe v. Bolton (decided on the same day), Roe v. Wade created abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Only five nations in the world allow abortions for any reason at any time: the United States, Canada, North Korea, Vietnam, and China.

Stabenow’s views on the lack of value of unborn children extends into other issues. She 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.

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.