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2008 Elections

Dennis Kucinich on Abortion


(Editor's Note: Kucinich dropped his bid for the Democratic nomination on Jan. 25, 2008, changing his focus to run for re-election to his Ohio congressional seat. He did so after having been excluded from televised Democratic debates in Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.)

He was traditionally a supporter of pro-life, but switched from pro-life position to pro-choice in 2002 based upon knowledge of women's health risks. He states that pro-choice underscores women's rights to privacy and equality. He says more important than how abortion as a law is decided are the provisions providing for the proper medical care and education that decreases the instances of abortion.


YouTube video:
Kucinich discusses his "journey" form pro-life to pro-choice at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.


YouTube video: (Kucinich begins talking at 4 minutes 18 seconds) Kucinch points out the larger picture that encompasses abortion and includes providing prenatal care, postnatal care, child care and more to women and the public.


— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.

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