As a Christian, Ted believes all human life is sacred and should be protected from conception until death.
He does not personally believe in abortion and opposes federal funds being used to pay for abortion procedures. Taxpayer funding should be barred from paying for actions that violate so many Americans moral beliefs if they do not serve to provide for the common defense of our nation.
With that being said, our courts have codified a woman's right to choose into law and Ted would not vote to outlaw abortion procedures, the exception being partial birth abortion, so long as women seek the procedure from licensed medical practitioners at private party expense. Ted does not oppose providing medicaid reimbursement to women's low-income healthcare providers so long as those funds are not used in abortion procedures.