March 5, 2010 | 8:00 pm
Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner, who is running as a social conservative, took the most liberal positions on a range of issues relating to abortion rights when he ran for state Assembly in 2004, according to a document obtained by The Times.
The form Poizner filled out for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, in San Jose, earned him a 100% rating on abortion rights from the group for his losing race against Democrat Ira Ruskin in the 21st Assembly District. It shows that Poizner said he supported sex education in schools, including discussion of contraception. He also supported government funding of abortion services. And he supported efforts to expand the use of emergency contraception after unprotected sex, also known as the “morning after pill.”
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