Top 4 presidential candidates’ views


Hillary Clinton

Abortion: “Individuals must be entrusted to make this profound decision. I think abortion should remain legal, but it needs to be safe and rare.”

Immigration: “I think all of us on this stage agree that we need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.”

Health Care: “I am adamantly in favor of universal health care.” She also said she wants to reduce the cost of medications.

Gun control: “I also want to be sure that we keep those guns out of the wrong hands (through background checks).”

Bernie Sanders

Abortion: “The decision about abortion must remain a decision for the woman, her family and physician to make, not the government.”

Immigration: “We can and must secure borders without building a fence. We ought to provide a path to citizenship for people from many different countries.”

Health Care: “I believe that in a democratic, civilized society, all people should be entitled to health care as a right.”

Gun Control: “I voted to ban certain types of assault weapons, which are designed only to kill people. And over the years, I have strongly supported instant background checks, doing away with this terrible gun show loophole.”


Donald Trump

Abortion: “Planned Parenthood is important, but abortions must stop.”

Immigration: “We need strong borders. We need a wall. The king of building buildings, the king of building walls–none of them can build them like Donald Trump.”

Health Care: “Repealing Obamacare may be one of the most important and consequential actions our next president takes.”

Gun Control: “I want to protect the Second Amendment but address mental health. If we take guns from good people, bad people have target practice.”

Ted Cruz

Abortion: “Planned Parenthood essentially confesses to multiple felonies. It is a felony with 10 years’ jail term to sell the body parts of unborn children for profit.”

Immigration: Cruz has opposed the DREAM Act, which would “provide illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children a path to permanent residency if they attend college or serve in the military.” He said he does not support this because he thinks this plan is unfair to those who follow correct procedure to become a citizen.

Health Care: “Washington wants ObamaCare. The people want liberty.”

Gun Control: Cruz wants to ensure people’s Second Amendment rights stay intact. He plans to continue opposing legislation that threatens the Second Amendment.