Missouri Senate: Where do Roy Blunt and Jason Kander Stand on Abortion?

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

blunt-endorsement-graphicreEvery election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for Missouri’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here.

The candidates have very different views on abortion. Here is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues.

Abortion on Demand

Roy Blunt is pro-life. He opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children.

In contrast, Jason Kander supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason.

Late Abortion

Roy Blunt co-sponsored and voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), legislation to protect unborn children who can feel pain by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

As a state Representative, Jason Kander voted against Missouri’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 213, 5/12/11).

Roy Blunt supports the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act, a bill to ban a common and brutal method of abortion in which the living unborn child is torn apart limb from limb.

In contrast, Jason Kander voted against a bill with “restrictions on late-term abortion” while in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Obama’s Health Care Law

Roy Blunt voted to repeal Obamacare, including the provision that has resulted in federal funding of about 1,000 health plans that pay for elective abortion. He is committed to reversing the abortion-expanding and rationing effects of that law.

In contrast, Jason Kander supports Obamacare, which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion on demand, and imposes rationing of lifesaving medical care.

A downloadable version of the Missouri Senate comparison flyer may be found here.

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