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U.S. Senate Candidate Clarifies Stance On Abortion

Jun 2, 2017

Mike Gibbons
Credit cleveland.com

A Cleveland banker and Republican Party donor reports raising 250 thousand dollars in his U.S. Senate campaign's first 24 hours, even as he scrambles to clarify his abortion stance.

Mike Gibbons said Thursday he opposes abortion and supports Planned Parenthood de-funding and U.S. Supreme Court justices who favor overturning Roe v. Wade. Gibbons was responding to anti-abortion leaders' concerns about the vagueness of his position as described in an Associated Press article, which described Gibbons as "a 'pro-people' person who's "not dogmatic" on social issues. Gibbons initially told AP he personally opposes abortion but, politically, he's "not a woman" so wouldn't choose for them. He said he wasn't "pro-choice," though, but "pro-people."