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Campaign Issues - Issues: Abortion Barack Obama, Democrat...

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Issues: Abortion Barack Obama, Democrat Supports Roe v. Wade; criticized Supreme Court decision that upheld ban on partial- birth abortions. John McCain, Republican Wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, but has been supportive in the past; supported Supreme Court decision that upheld ban on partial-birth abortions; "strict constructionist judges."
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What is “Roe v. Wade?” Roe v. Wade is the historic Supreme Court decision, January 22, 1973, overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion law and making abortion legal in the United States. (v. = ) The Roe v. Wade decision held that a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without restriction, and with restrictions in later months, based on the right to privacy. Roe v. Wade was decided primarily on the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights. Who Roe and Wade were: The alias ( 对对 ) "Jane Roe" was used for Norma McCorvey, on whose behalf the suit was originally filed, alleging that the abortion law in Texas violated her constitutional rights and the rights of other women. The defendant was the district attorney of Dallas County, Texas, Henry B. Wade.
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Climate Change Barack Obama Supports a mandatory cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. John McCain Supports a mandatory cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
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Obama on Climate Change U.S. MUST LEAD GLOBAL EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS; WOULD INSTITUTE CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEM Strengthened institutions and invigorated alliances and partnerships are especially crucial if we are to defeat the epochal, man-made threat to the planet: climate change. . .. As the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases, America has the responsibility to lead. While many of our industrial partners are working hard to reduce their emissions, we are increasing ours at a steady clip -- by more than ten percent per decade. As president, I intend to enact a cap-and-trade system that will dramatically reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. . .. Getting our own house in order is only a first step. . .. We need a global response to climate change that includes binding and enforceable commitments to reducing emissions, especially for those that pollute the most: the United States, China, India, the European Union, and Russia. Foreign Affairs, July/August 2007 issue
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McCain on Climate Change U.S. SHOULD WORK TOWARD A GLOBAL EFFORT THAT WOULD INCLUDE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES I believe climate change is real. I think it's devastating. I think we have to act and I agree with most experts that we may at some point reach a tipping point where we cannot save our climate. I don't think we're there yet, but the overwhelming evidence is
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