The Durbin Abortion Papers

Richard Durbin serves as Master of Ceremonies at the Respect for Life Observance, sponsored by the Springfield Right to Life Committee at the Illinois state capitol -- January 17, 1982


Letter from congressional candidate Richard Durbin to voters, arguing ways in which his pro-life credentials exceeded those of his primary opponent, and pledging support for a constitutional amendment that would overturn Roe v. Wade [PDF] - March 14, 1982


Letter from newly elected Congressman Richard Durbin (D-Il. 20th district) to a constituent ("I have studied the issue in depth and favor the Eagleton Amendment which states clearly that the right to abortion is not guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.") [PDF]- June 22, 1983


Questionnaire signed by Congressman Richard Durbin, seeking re-election, pledging support for "legislation which would protection unborn children from abortion except in those cases necessary to prevent the death of the mother." [PDF] - December 8, 1983


Congressman Richard Durbin says in a letter to a constituent, "Also, notwithstanding the result in Webster [a 1989 Supreme Court decision], I continue to believe the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade should be reversed." [PDF] - August 14, 1989


NBC News' Tim Russert questions Senator Richard Durbin on his history on abortion policy - July 24, 2005


Turley incident illustrates the danger in using Sen. Durbin as an anonymous source - July 26, 2005 and August 15, 2005


NRLC releases radio ad highlights Durbin's unfairness regarding John Roberts - September 12, 2005