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McCain would have signed abortion ban, spokesman has said

Published: March 6, 2006

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A representative for Sen. John McCain recently told Washington D.C.'s Hotline that he would support South Dakota's push to ban abortions, a liberal blog found Monday.

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McCain "would have signed the legislation, but would also take the appropriate steps under state law -- in whatever state -- to ensure that the exceptions of rape, incest or life of the mother were included," the spokesman said.


WH Press Secretary Scott McClellan says Pres. Bush would not support the bill unless it contained exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. Of the three potential '08 GOP candidates below, Sen. John McCain's view is closest to Bush's.

Sen. George Allen's CoS, Dick Wadhams, tells the Hotline that "Sen. Allen has consistently supported the rights of the people in their states to pass laws which reflect their views and values."

MA Gov. Mitt Romney has yet to be asked about the SD ban. Spokesperson Julie Teer: "If Governor Romney were the Governor of South Dakota he would sign it. The Governor believes that states should have the right to be pro-life if that is the will of the people."

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