Questions for Candidates

Each candidate and representative is asked to fill out the questionnaire below. It is designed to provide the reader with a better understanding of the person's view and a better feel for how the candidate or representative will respond to future issues.The candidates can answer the questions in an email or using their facebook login on this site. The responses to this questionnaire are shown under the appropriate issue. The candidate can answer as many or as few of the questions as they desire. If you would like a candidate or representative answer these questions, email them.

Abortion

Overall View
Would you classify yourself as pro-life or pro-choice?
Unborn Pain Legislation
In recent years, state and federal legislators have proposed and sometimes passed legislation to inform the mother that the child may experience pain during an abortion. Do you support or oppose these laws?
Ultrasound Legislation
In recent years, state and federal legislators have proposed and sometimes passed legislation to require the mother to see an ultrasound of the fetus prior to an abortion. Do you support or oppose these laws?
Exceptions for Rape and Incest
If pro-life, do you support the exceptions for rape and incest?
Partial-Birth Abortion
If pro-choice, do you support or oppose late-term abortions, also known as partial-birth abortions?
Roe vs Wade
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Roe vs Wade decision that effectively legalized abortion in the United States. What is your view on the constitutionality of the Roe vs Wade decision? Do you believe that the federal government has the ability to regulate abortion, or is it a matter to be decided by the states?
Mexico City Policy
When President George W. Bush assumed office, he reinstated a policy of not providing funds to foreign entities that perform and promote abortion. This is known as the Mexico City policy. When President Barack Obama assumed office, he reversed the policy again to fund these programs overseas. Do you support the policy of denying funding to overseas entitites that promote or provide abortions?
When Life Begins
When does life begin? Does it begin at conception, or at some point later in the development of the fetus?
Federal Funding and Insurance
If pro-choice, do you support federal funding for abortions? Do you support mandating companies to provide insurance to its employees that covers abortion related services?
Parental Consent Laws
In recent years, there have been laws voted on to make it illegal to transport a minor across state lines for the purposes of an abortion without parental consent. Do you support these laws?
Unborn Victims of Violence
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as Laci and Connor's law sought to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus in utero during a crime. Do you support thise law?