“John Cox’s extreme views would be a disaster for California families, because he wants to deny family planning services to the nearly one million Californians served by Planned Parenthood each year. John Cox is out of step with the vast majority of Californians who are pro-choice. John Cox has the radical view that every abortion is the crime of murder, with no exceptions for rape, incest or to save the life of the mother,” said Crystal Strait, CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California.
"I am proudly pro-life without exception, from conception to natural death. If there is a question about protecting life versus protecting someone’s personal choices, we should ALWAYS resolve it in life’s favor. We should embrace the broadest possible definition of life, and err on the side of protecting it. Government has a role in defining life as a fundamental right.” - John Cox
Source: 2008 Presidential website, cox2008.com , Jul 2, 2007
"Abortion is murder--plain and simple--and that should be regulated by state law.” - John Cox
Source: Interview with “Small Government Times” , Mar 6, 2007
"Q: I want to know, will you defund Planned Parenthood?
Source: 2007 GOP Values Voter Presidential Debate , Sep 17, 2007