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Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Abortion

Full Name: Susan M. Collins
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014

Abortion

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 33%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 33%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 60%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 35%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 28%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 95%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 56%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 68%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 67%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 77%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%

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