Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on immigration, abortion and other social issues
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7. Michele Bachmann
Minnesota congresswoman voted against the DREAM Act, supports a fence â€śon every inch of the southern border,â€ť opposes providing Social Security or health coverage to illegal immigrants or their children, and cosponsored a bill declaring English the official US language.
Wants to abolish Department of Education, repeal No Child Left Behind, and return decisionmaking to the local level. Cosponsored the A-Plus Act, which would have given states greater power to design curricula.
Is staunchly antiabortion (except in cases of rape or incest). Has a history of voting for bills that prohibit the use of federal funds for abortion or groups like Planned Parenthood.
Favors repeal of the Obama reform law, which she describes as â€śunconstitutional,â€ť â€śsocialized medicine,â€ť and â€śkilling jobs.â€ť Pledges to make medical expenses tax deductible, expand Health Savings Accounts, and allow small businesses to combine and purchase insurance.
[Has withdrawn from the race]
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