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Abercrombie’s 100% anti-life voting record
By News Release @ 2:18 PM :: 10409 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

from Hawaii Christian Coalition


Abercrombie's voting record on abortion

  • Rated 0% by the National Right To Life (NRLC)
  • Rated 100% by National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition on Family Issues

    1) Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life.

Bill sponsored by Santorum, R-PA; Bill S.3 ; vote number 2003-530 on Oct 2, 2003

2) Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.

Makes it illegal, excluding the minor's parents, to knowingly transport a pregnant minor across state lines in order to obtain an abortion, as a way to escape state laws requiring parental consent

Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act; Bill HR 748 ; vote number 2005-144 on

Apr 27, 2005 S 403 09/26/2006

3) Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.

Unborn Victims of Violence Act; Bill HR 1997 ; vote number 2004-31 on Feb 26, 2004


4) Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info.

Bill sponsored by Bilirakis, R-FL; Bill HR 4691 ; vote number 2002-412 on Sep 25, 2002


5) Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.

Amendment sponsored by Hyde, R-IL; Bill HR 1646 ; vote number 2001-115 on May 16, 2001


6) Abercrombie co-sponsored protecting the reproductive rights of women

Provides that a State may not restrict the right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy

Freedom of Choice Act (H.R.25) 1993-H25 on Jan 5, 1993


7) Voted in favor of funds to pay for abortions or to cover any part of the costs of a health plan that includes abortion coverage

HR 3962: Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments 11/07/2009


8) Voted NO on the Abortion Pain Bill, which would require the physician to provide the woman with the following information:

the approximate age of the fetus/unborn child; the "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Brochure"; the possibility that drugs administered to the mother may not prevent pain for the fetus/unborn child; and risks and costs associated with the use of pain-reducing drugs and that evidence exists suggesting fetuses/unborn children 20 weeks or more into development are capable of experiencing pain, and that the woman may request pain-reducing drugs for the fetus/unborn child, and that there may be additional risks associated with the use of some pain-reducing drugs HR 6099 12/06/2006

9) Voted in favor of an amendment that lifts the ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas

H4009-4013, H4017-4018 5/25/2005

10) Voted in favor of permitting public funds for abortions in prisons.

The section further provides that should the foregoing prohibition be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the section shall be null and void.

H Amdt 882 06/22/2000

11) Voted in favor of funds for international family planning programs and permitting dispersal of funds to international groups that perform abortions.

Requires every organization that receives funding for population planning activities to certify that it will not, during the period for which the funds are made available, perform abortions except where the life of the woman would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term

HR 581 02/13/1997


12) Voted NO on prohibiting the FDA from using any federal funding to test,

develop, or approve any drug that may chemically-induce abortion.

H.Amdt. 142 Introduced by Rep. Coburn (OK) 6/8/99


13) Voted YES on Fetal Tissue Research Bill, which allows for the use of fetal

tissue in medical research

HR 4 Sponsor: Rep. Waxman, Henry (D-CA) 03/11/1993

Abercrombie's voting record on assisted suicide and embryonic stem cell research

Voted NO on banning physician-assisted suicide.

Vote on HR 2260, the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999, would ban the use of drugs for physician-assisted suicide. The bill would not allow doctors to give lethal prescriptions to terminally ill patients, and instead promotes "palliative care," or aggressive pain relief techniques.

Bill sponsored by Hyde, R-IL; Bill HR 2260 ; vote number 1999-544 on Oct 27, 1999

Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines.

Allows federal funding for research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR 3 ("First 100 hours") ; vote number 2007-020 on Jan 11, 2007

Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research.

To provide for human embryonic stem cell research

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act; Bill HR 810 ; vote number 2005-204 on May 24, 2005

Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research.

Vote to pass a bill that would forbid human cloning and punish violators with up to 10 years in prison and fines of at least $1 million. The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning, for both reproductive purposes and medical research. Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.

Human Cloning Prohibition Act; Bill HR 534 ; vote number 2003-39 on Feb 27, 2003

Abercrombie's voting record on civil unions/"gay marriage"

Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-agenda stance

Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.

"Marriage in the US shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman." Marriage Protection Amendment; Bill H J RES 88 ; vote number 2006-378 on Jul 18, 2006

Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Prohibits the Constitution or any State constitution from being construed to require that marital status or its legal incidents be conferred upon any union other than that of a man and a woman.

Constitutional Amendment sponsored by Rep Musgrave [R, CO-4]; Bill H.J.RES.106 ; vote number 2004-484 on Sep 30, 2004

Voted NO on

banning adoptions in District of Columbia by gays or other individuals who are not related by blood or marriage.

Amendment introduced by Largent, R-OK; Bill HR 2587 ; vote number 1999-346 on Jul 29, 1999

Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees

Abercrombie co-sponsored providing benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees

Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2007

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    • Abercrombie is one of the biggest advocates for granting gay couples civil unions, saying that civil unions reinforce “our core values of equality and Aloha.”  He has spoken in support of civil unions at gay pride parades in Honolulu, and has promised he would sign the civil unions bill if elected governor.

    • Abercrombie has shown that he wants to go one step further and institute gay marriage.  He voted against the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman, and since its passage, he co-sponsored legislation attempting to repeal DOMA.  In 1998, 70% of Hawaii’s voters voted against same sex marriage. (Mike Yuen, “Abercrombie, Ward Debate On TV,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 26, 1998 & & 1998 Election Results, 

    • Abercrombie tries to dismiss the question of gay marriage by saying it is already settled law in Hawaii. Yet, in 2009 legislation was introduced in the Hawaii House of Representative that would define marriage as including gay couples. This legislation was sponsored or co-sponsored by nine representatives.  (HB878-2009 Legislative Session)


      Not only does Abercrombie support abortion, he wants to use tax dollars to pay for it.  Since he was elected to congress, Abercrombie has voted repeatedly for publicly funded abortions. He has voted:


    • Against ensuring the ban on taxpayer funded abortions (Vote 884,  11/7/2009).

    • To overturn the ban on taxpayer funds going to international groups that promote or provide abortions.  (Vote 534, 06/21/07)

    • To allow military hospital to perform abortions for members of the military and military dependents at taxpayer expense.  (Vote #136, 5/10/06, Vote 216,5/25/05 Vote 197, 5/19/2004, Vote 215, 5/22/2003, Vote 153, 5/10/2002, Vote 357, 9/25/2001, Vote 203, 5/18/2000, Vote 184, 6/9/1999, Vote 171, 5/20/1998, Vote 642, 9/7/1995

    • To use taxpayer money to extend abortion coverage in federal employees’ health care plans and for abortion inducing drugs.  (Vote 422, 7/20/2000, Vote 301, 7/15/1999, Vote 288, 7/16/1998, Vote 292, 7/16/98)

    • Abercrombie has been a dependable voice against parent’s rights to give consent for their child to have an abortion. He opposed making it a crime for anyone other than a minor’s parent to transport a minor across state lines to have an abortion, and requiring Title X clinic to give parents 48-hour notice before performing a abortion on a minor.  (Vote 144, 4/27/2005, Vote 142, 4/27/2005, Vote 141, 4/27/2005, Vote 97, 4/17/2002, Vote 261, 6/30/1999, Vote 280, 7/15/1998 & Vote 106, 3/25/93 )

    • On at least seven occasions, Abercrombie voted against banning partial birth abortion, a procedure that the late Democrat and Pro-Choice Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan compared to infanticide.  Abercrombie voted against this ban even though it included an exception if the life of the mother is in danger. (Vote 242, 6/4/03; Vote 530, 10/2/03, Vote 343, 7/24/2002, Vote 104, 4/5/2000, Vote 325, 7/23/1998, Vote 65, 3/20/1997, Vote 756, 11/1/1995)

    • Abercrombie has repeatedly demonstrated opposition to religious participation in public life. He voted:

    • Against allowing faith-based organizations, which provide job-training services, to use religion as a factor in hiring.  (vote 175, 5/8/03)

    • Against letting faith-based organizations compete for federal housing program grants.(vote 109, 4/6/00)

    • Against a measure that permitted the public display of the Ten Commandments in government buildings.  (vote 221, 6/17/1999, vote 31, 3/5/1997)

    • Against a constitutional amendment to guarantee every citizen’s right to pray and express their religious beliefs on public property including schools. (vote 201, 6/4/98)



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