#FeingoldFail: Russ Feingold Voted 8 Times Against Banning Partial-birth Abortion

Published on Friday, September 30, 2016

The decades-long debate over abortion following Roe v. Wade shows no sign of letting up, but shifting demographics in America show a grim outlook for abortion advocates. A recent poll of 803 millennials revealed 53 percent believed abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances, with only seventeen percent agreeing with Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold’s position, which allows abortion at any point in the pregnancy.

Partial-birth abortion refers to a barbaric procedure in which doctors are able to terminate the life of an infant before it is completely removed from the mother. Between 1995 and 2004, Russ Feingold voted against banning the procedure at least eight times. In 1996, Senator Rick Santorum questioned Feingold on the Senate floor, asking him whether he believes doctors should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy when the infant is partially or fully delivered. Feingold responded by leaving that decision up to the doctor and the mother – essentially endorsing their right to do so.

Senator Feingold’s position on this issue is completely out of sync with Wisconsinites, and further exposes his radical voting record during an 18-year tenure in the U.S. Senate.