Horner: Emmer Leadership Lacking On Abortion Issue (CC) By Michael McIntee | October 30, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on MN Governor's Race Subscribe to MN Governor's Race Follow this author Video by Craig Stellmacher Following Friday’s Minnesota Gubernatorial debate, Independence Party candidate Tom Horner said he was puzzled by why Republican Party candidate Tom Emmer won’t answer questions about what he would do as Governor on abortion issues. Tom Horner: “You know I don’t understand why Representative Emmer won’t answer some of these questions. I mean I think it is fairly well known where his position is on abortion. And I respect his position, his right to take that position. I think it’s misplaced in that where I believe we ought to put our resources and where I think he could have the conversation and where both Dayton and Emmer ought to join me in leading is how do we reduce the need for abortion. How do we have good public policy that says, right, that we ought to make sure women have access to health care including contraceptive care. That we are having responsible sex education in our schools, adoption services. There are areas in all of these issues that just cry out for leadership and all they want to do is have the political battles that really are looking in the rear view mirror. We better get over that.” View the full Tom Horner interview with KFAI’s Marty Owings and captioned video of Horner on abortion. Captioned video: Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.