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Barber: Personal freedoms include gay marriage, abortion rights

We believe that everyone in our community has the right to live the life they want without the government, politicians or their employer interfering in their personal decisions. In Southern Arizona, we stand by our values. That's why I am fighting to preserve a woman's right to make her most personal health care decisions and to ensure that all Southern Arizonans have the right to marry the one they love.
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Oct 26, 2014, 1:39 pm
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Fact check: In answering a 2012 candidate survey from the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy, McSally checked “yes” on a question asking if she opposed abortion except in cases where it was “necessary to prevent the death of the mother.”

In 2013, McSally indicated that she supports three exceptions to a ban on abortions: cases of rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother.

This year, McSally has said that she also supports an exemption to protect the health of the mother.

Oct 26, 2014, 6:24 pm
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In any event it is none of McSally’s business if a woman wants to get an abortion

Oct 27, 2014, 8:49 am
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The Supreme Court ruled on Roe vs. Wade before I was even born. Why in the world are political candidates still harping on this as a relevant issue? Regardless of who wins this race, there’s nothing either of them can do to affect this issue. I would much prefer political candidates focus on issues that are relevant for our time, and that they can actually effect the outcome of.

As to marriage “equality”, are we sure that McSally opposes it? She doesn’t exactly strike me as heterosexual. And, I’ve never seen or heard her oppose gay marriage. (This is where someone posts a link, I’m sure). And, once again, nothing either of them can do about this. The courts ruled, our AG says he’s not appealing, it is a done deal.

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