10th Congressional Democratic candidate Dan Seals is an abortion champion, and wants you to have to pay for anyone who wants to get one, but can't afford it.
That's the gist of the Daily Herald profile today on the abortion stances of Seals and GOP nominee Bob Dold, who, while supporting the legality of abortions, favors restrictions on late-term abortions (only in cases where the life of the mother is threatened), and also supports parental notification in cases where a minor seeks an abortion.
Dold also doesn't think federal tax dollars should be used to fund abortion clinics.
Seals, on the other hand, doesn't think notifications should be required, and thinks the federal government should chip in to make sure that anyone who demands an abortion should get one, free.
Seals' campaign website offers the rather disingenuous statement that "Dan strongly opposes a constitutional ban on abortion favored by many Republicans." As we can see from the Dold position, a "constitutional ban" isn't a position espoused by Dold, so we here at Team America wonder who Seals is talking about, and question Seals' intent to mislead voters regarding Dold's position, which seems pretty clear on his website:
As Congressman, I will protect a woman’s right to choose, while encouraging that the decision is an informed one and made with knowledge of the full range of options, which is why I support parental notification laws. As a parent, I believe that our most fundamental role is to provide guidance, support, and direction to our children -- especially in those difficult times when a child needs it the most.
I oppose partial-birth abortion procedures, except in cases of where the health or life of the mother is in danger. Further, I do not believe that federal taxpayer money should be used to pay for abortion procedures.
Will north shore voters support the idea that their daughters can get an abortion without their knowledge? Will they support the idea of their tax dollars going to pay for abortions? Well, the Seals fans love to try to paint Bob Dold as a right-wing extremist, but one might suggest that Seals is the one with the more extreme views on this hot-button issue.
We'll leave it to the informed voters of the 10th District to decide which viewpoint on abortion is more in line with their views, come November 2nd.