Where Palin Stands

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Policy positions previously staked out by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:


Opposes abortion in all circumstances except when a pregnancy threatens the woman's life. A member of Feminists for Life.


Sought to increase domestic production of oil and gas. Advocated drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and offshore production off the Alaska coast.

Pushed the state legislature to pass a bill helping to build a natural gas pipeline connecting the North Slope and the Lower 48 states (she signed the bill into law Aug. 27).


Rejected the idea that global warming is a man-made problem. As governor, sued to overturn a Bush administration decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species.

Gay Rights

Opposed to same-sex marriage. Supported a ballot measure in Alaska denying spousal benefits to same-sex couples.

Used her first veto as governor to scuttle a bill that would have prohibited Alaska from granting health benefits to same-sex partners of public employees, after being advised that the legislation was unconstitutional.

Gun Control

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