Life Issues / Family Ethics Political Action Committee of Southwest Washington

Maria Cantwell (D) *

2006 US Senate Candidate

Anti-Life / Anti-Family Positions: Supports the killing of unborn babies and other policies which contribute to the dysfunction and demise of families.

Candidate's Website 0% National Right To Life Voting Record  
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Cantwell  Quotes on the "Right To Privacy"

"Cantwell earlier this week said she had 'some concerns about Judge Roberts' views on the right to privacy' and whether he would 'continue to protect a woman's right to choose' an abortion. She and Murray each had met earlier with Roberts."  Retrieved from:

"Senator Maria Cantwell said that she was "trying to understand" Justice Owen's "personal beliefs" on the right to privacy. " Retrieved from:


Cantwell's Anti-Life Votes on Senate Legislation:


Name of Legislation - Bill Info link to National Right to Life Voted Status
Funding of overseas pro-abortion organizations 04/05/2005 YES Agreed To
Unborn Victims of Violence Act: passage 03/25/2004 NO Passed
Feinstein Substitute Amendment (single-victim substitute) 03/25/2004 YES Rejected
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 10/21/2003 NO Passed
Funding of overseas pro-abortion organizations ("Mexico City Policy") 07/09/2003 YES Rejected
Abortion in military medical facilities 05/22/2003 YES Rejected
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: passage 03/13/2003 NO Passed
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Feinstein Substitute 03/12/2003 YES Rejected
Harkin Amendment to endorse Roe v. Wade 03/12/2003 YES Agreed To
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Boxer Motion 03/12/2003 YES Rejected
Repeal of ban on abortions in military medical facilities 06/21/2002 YES Agreed To


Cantwell loans broke election rules, says FEC

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Maria Cantwell broke federal election laws by
not promptly disclosing emergency loans made late in her 2000
campaign against Slade Gorton, the Federal Election Commission
has ruled.

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"Maria Cantwell obviously self-financed the bulk of her 2000 campaign, paid for by her well-documented wealth from Real Networks stock. But, she failed to report until after the election that a notable part of her self-financing was actually merely a loan to her campaign, for which she earned a reprimand from the FEC.

Yet, not only was Maria Cantwell disingenuous to voters by claiming she was self-financing her 2000 campaign when in reality she only loaned part of it to her campaign, the campaign still hasn't paid it all back. Her current FEC filings list over $2 million in debts. Anyone want to guess what that debt is for? For the slowcoaches in the reading audience that would be the money still owed to her personally by her campaign.

So, Cantwell is still riding a 6 year-old debt of over $2 million that most people would expect to be paid by now, but which she is still refusing to pay-off to keep the funds available for her current campaign."



Local angle - Cantwell, Baird chide Bush, Republicans for catering to base
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Columbian staff writer

Southwest Washington's congressional delegation said President Bush's decision to veto stem-cell legislation denies hope for millions of sick Americans.

"Only one of the bills we passed Tuesday delivers real promise for a cure to millions of Americans," U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said in a statement. "This is the bill the president vetoed. The federal government should not stand in the way of a cure for some of the most debilitating diseases faced by Americans today."

U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, D-Vancouver, voted to override Bush's veto, but the effort failed to muster the necessary two-thirds of House members.

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Senator Maria Cantwell Statement on 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, January 22,2003

Mr. President, I rise today to speak on the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Thirty years ago, in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that women have a constitutional right to an abortion. That decision - Roe v. Wade - was carefully crafted to be both balanced and responsible while holding the rights of women in America paramount in reproductive decisions. Roe v. Wade held that women have a constitutional right to an abortion, but after viability, states can ban abortions as long as they allow exceptions when a woman's life or health is endangered. Since then, while the Court has consistently ruled in favor of this right, there is no doubt that this right is being eroded.

Full statement on Sen. Cantwell's website at:


100% Naral Endorsement

From Naral Website:

Bold Names = 100% pro-choice candidates endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Washington.

"NARAL Pro-Choice Washington has endorsed the following candidates for the United States Congress:

Senator Maria Cantwell (D)"

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