State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Abortion
Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life
My faith compels me to serve others, to love as Christ loved us, and to obey God rather than man. Politics doesn't have to be nasty and cruel. We should treat each other with respect, kindness, and love. But our faith doesn't ignore the crumbling walls
around us. Our faith asks us to step forward and advocate for policies that help families to thrive.
I will evaluate each vote by its effect on families. I am 100% pro-life and pro-family. I will fight for the right to life of the unborn.
Source: 2016 North Carolina House campaign website TedBudd.com
Nov 8, 2016
All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA)
Q: On Abortion: Should abortion be highly restricted?
Q: On Contraception: Should employers be able to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if they disagree with it morally?
Q: On Healthcare: Should Planned Parenthood be eligible to receive public funds for non-abortion health services?
Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race
Oct 9, 2016
No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say
Cooper is the state's lawyer, so he's obligated to defend state laws even if he personally opposes them. So, for instance, though Cooper is considered a supporter of reproductive rights, he asked the US Supreme Court last month to review a federal
appeals court ruling that struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion patients to view a narrated ultrasound image prior to the procedure.
The appeals court ruled that the ultrasound law violates the First Amendment rights of physicians by
compelling delivery of ideological information that transforms "the physician into the mouthpiece of the state." But in petitioning the Supreme Court to take up the case, Cooper said the ultrasound law was consistent with the First Amendment as a
regulation of medical practice.
Just a few months earlier, though, Cooper spoke to a gathering of abortion rights supporters, criticizing state leaders "who want the voice of politicians in the medical examining room telling the doctor what to say."
Source: Huffington Post on 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial race
Apr 2, 2015
Protect the sanctity of human life
100% PRO-LIFE: If elected, Mark will fight to protect the sanctity of human life, from conception onward. Every life is sacred, and every child has a right to live.
To protect this right, Mark will work diligently to pass legislation clearly stating that all life begins at conception.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com
Oct 10, 2014
Human life begins at conception
Q: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death?
WALKER: Strongly Agree
Q: Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances?
WALKER: I believe the only time abortion should be allowed is in the life or death circumstance
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina House race
Sep 30, 2014
Human life begins at conception
Question topic: Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Tillis: Strongly Agree
Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 North Carolina Senate race
Sep 30, 2014
No role for government in regulating abortion
In the first ever US Senate Libertarian candidates forum, Haugh outlined several areas where his views contrasted with those of his opponent, Tim D'Annunzio, including:
Source: 2014 North Carolina Senate campaign website, SeanHaugh.com
Jul 2, 2014
- Abortion (Haugh says there is no role for government in regulating it;
D'Annunzio asserts government should protect the rights of the unborn)
- The Drug War (Haugh would end it; D'Annunzio is ambivalent)
- US military intervention abroad (Haugh opposes it; D'Annunzio says there are circumstances where it is justified)
No state nor federal government role in abortion
Neither candidate believes the federal government has a role in gay marriage or abortion. D'Annunzio opposes abortion because the victim "is a human being guaranteed a right to life just like
every other human being, and therefore under the Constitution every life is afforded the same right to life."
Haugh said no level of government--state or federal--should have a role in those matters.
Setting aside morality and focusing on the economics of abortion, "Banning abortion works as well as banning alcohol, or drugs, or guns,"
Haugh said. "You're only going to make it more difficult for people. You just add more death and more violence."
Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate
Apr 8, 2014
Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services
HB 730 Amends Abortion Laws
Bill Passed House (73 - 39); Rep. Deborah Ross voted Nay.
Source: VoteSmart synopsis: 2013-2014 North Carolina voting records
May 16, 2013
- Prohibits "qualified" health plans offered through the State Health Insurance Exchange from providing coverage for abortions except under
certain circumstances including the following circumstances:
- When the life of the mother is endangered arising from the pregnancy;
- When the pregnancy is the result of rape; and
- When the pregnancy is the result of incest.
Specifies that health care providers are not required to perform or participate in abortion services on the basis of a moral, ethical, or religious objection.
- Prohibits counties and cities from providing
abortion coverage greater than that provided by the State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees to county officers and employees.
Require 24-hour information period before abortion
Tillis voted YEA on HB 854, Abortion Requirements: Bill Passed House, 71-48.
Source: North Carolina House voting records (Votesmart synopses)
Jun 8, 2011
- Vote to override a veto of a bill that requires physicians to provide certain information at least 24 hours before an abortion is
- Requires physicians to provide certain information at least 24 hours prior to performing an abortion, including:
- Information about the medical risks associated with that particular abortion procedure;
A display of a real-time view of the fetus and heart tone monitoring that enables the pregnant woman to view her fetus or listen to the heartbeat of the fetus;
- Information about medical assistance benefits that may be available for prenatal care,
childbirth, and neonatal care;
- Information about how the father of the fetus is required to assist in the support of his child; and
- Information about alternatives to abortion, including keeping the baby or putting it up for adoption.
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