• Where do the Democratic candidates for president stand on abortion? Here is what they are saying

    By: Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Last week, Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country, banning abortion in almost all cases with the exception of some instances where the mother’s life is in danger.

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    That ban followed a Georgia law -- a “heartbeat” law -- that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

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    In April, Indiana passed a law that all but bans a type of second-trimester abortion.

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    As a wave of anti-abortion legislation continues in state legislatures during the runup to the 2020 election, here’s a look at what Democratic candidates for president have said -- via tweet -- about the new legislation and where they stand on the issue: 

    Michael Bennet

    Joe Biden

    Cory Booker

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    Steve Bullock

    Pete Buttigieg

    Julian Castro

    Bill de Blasio

    John Delaney

    Tulsi Gabbard

    Kristen Gillibrand

    Kamala Harris

    John Hickenlooper

    Jay Inslee

    Amy Klobuchar

    Wayne Messam

    Seth Moulton

    Beto O’Rourke

    Tim Ryan

    Bernie Sanders

    Eric Swalwell

    Elizabeth Warren

    Marianne Williamson

     Andrew Yang

    People hold up signs in favor of legal abortion during a protest against abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. A coalition of dozens of groups held a National Day of Action to Stop the Bans, with other events planned throughout the week.  

    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


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