Thursday, August 26, 2004

Updated August 26, 2004 at 5:30 pm; 8th Cong. Dist. Democratic Candidate Melissa Bean on “Public Affairs.”
Jeff Berkowitz: Social issues very quickly. You are 1000% pro-choice, right? in terms of abortion?

Melissa Bean: I don’t know exactly what that means.

Berkowitz: Well, would you oppose a ban on partial birth abortion?

Bean: I support the laws as they exist as defined by Roe v. Wade, which limits any late term abortion or at least allows the states—

Berkowitz: There was a proposal to ban partial birth abortion. Would you have opposed that proposal?

Bean: Because it did not take into account the woman’s life and health, I would have opposed it.

Berkowitz: If it took [into account] a woman’s life and health, you would have supported it?

Bean: Absolutely.

Berkowitz: Parental notice. I know that is a state issue, but do you oppose parental notice.

Bean: That is a state issue and I would support how the state has handled it.

Berkowitz: Which is not to require parental notice [of an upcoming abortion by a minor female]

Bean: Not yet, but I know they are working on trying to find some kind of---
Melissa Bean, 8th Cong. Dist. Candidate [D- Barrington], interviewed on “Public Affairs,” recorded on August 14, 2003, in a show that is being cablecast in many Northwest and North Shore Cook County and Lake County suburbs this week [the Week of August 23, 2004, for a suburban airing schedule, including some special airings this weekend, see blog entry, immediately below ].

The show with Democratic 8th Cong. Dist. Candidate Melissa Bean will also air through-out the City of Chicago, at its usual time slot in the City, this coming Monday night, August 30 at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV]

Additional partial transcripts of the show are included in the blog entry, two entries below this one.