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Senator Debbie Stabenow's Record on Life

Partial-birth abortion

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.

Tax dollars for abortion

While in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow has voted for tax dollars to pay for abortions at least 8 times and voted at least 11 times for tax dollars to support organizations who provide and promote abortions overseas.

Using health care reform to fund abortions

During the debate over health care reform legislation in 2009, Senator Stabenow voted against the Hatch-Nelson amendment which would have prohibited the funding of abortion through the government's insurance program and prohibited federal subsidies for private plans that cover abortion. In 2008, Senator Stabenow voted against the Vitter Amendment, which prohibited abortions from being covered in federal health programs for American Indians.

Prenatal protection

Debbie Stabenow 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. Senator 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.

Human cloning

Debbie Stabenow co-sponsored deceptive legislation which would have legalized human cloning for research purposes. The bill, which intentionally legalizes human cloning, was entitled "Human Cloning Ban Act of 2005" even though it only would have banned attempting to bring a human clone to birth.

Assisted suicide

While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Debbie Stabenow voted against the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999. This law would have banned the use of federally controlled substances for use in assisted suicides and promoted pain management and palliative care.

Recent Votes and Actions

Voting record
During the last 10 years in the U.S. Senate, Debbie Stabenow has a 0% voting record from the National Right to Life Committee.

U.S. Senate votes against legislation to defund Planned Parenthood
On April 14, 2011, Senator
Stabenow voted to continue funding, with our tax dollars, the number one abortion business in the United States, Planned Parenthood. The measure aimed at de-funding Planned Parenthood was defeated 58-42.

Numerous donations from pro-abortion organizations
According to opensecrets.org, Senator Stabenow's biggest contributor between 2005 and 2010 was EMILY's List, providing her with nearly $200,000 in contributions.

EMILY's List is an avid pro-abortion organization which raises money solely for female pro-abortion candidates who favor tax-funded abortions, partial-birth
abortion and are against nearly every piece of commonsense prolife legislation.

Senator Stabenow also received $2,000 from Planned Parenthood's Political Action Committee in 2009-2010. In 2005-2006, she received $10,000 from the National Abortion Rights Action League's PAC.

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