Where do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Abortion? An updated comparison.

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life political director

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While abortion was not a topic of discussion during last Thursday’s Democratic Presidential debate, abortion will most certainly be an issue in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, 49% of all voters considered the issue of abortion when they voted.

The updated presidential candidate comparison “Where do the Candidates Stand on Life?” can be found on National Right to Life’s website.

The candidates listed in the comparison are listed in order of their polling in the 9/4/2019 Real Clear Politics average. They have at least a 1% average in the polls.

So where do the presidential candidates stand on abortion?

All of the top-tier candidates have made clear their abortion positions.

Following is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues.

Roe v. Wade and Abortion on Demand

Donald Trump has proven his pro-life commitment through his many pro-life accomplishments as president including: appointments of pro-life advocates in his administration and cabinet; restoring and expanding the “Mexico City Policy,” appointing two Supreme Court justices who respect the text and history of the Constitution; and pledging “to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life an any state.”

Although only nine of the top 20 Democrat presidential candidates are listed, every one of them supports New York-style abortion on demand throughout pregnancy policies: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Wayne Messam, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Joe Sestak, Tim Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang.

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