The Republican National Coalition For Life, a political
action committee formed by anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly, sends
out questionnaires every election season to Republican candidates asking
them to lay out their positions on abortion.
A list of responses from this year's candidates indicate that 78 Senate and
House candidates answered that they are "pro-life without discrimination,"
meaning they don't agree with any exceptions to a ban on abortion.
The list was flagged earlier this week by Charles Johnson at the Little
Green Footballs blog. Johnson counted 112 candidates who hold that view of
abortion, but a Raw Story count of the listed candidates found 78 who have
won their primary and indicated they would make no exceptions to allow
As the list doesn't include all US states or all candidates running for the
House or Senate, the total number of candidates backing a full abortion ban
is likely higher. The list also does not cover gubernatorial candidates or
politicians running for state or local government.