Monday, June 4, 2012

Candidate Positions - Pre-Primary June 2012

Note: 2014 Candidate Survey information (The information below is obsolete - from 2012)

Note to readers: Several updates have already been applied as new surveys have come in - please check back immediately before voting to see if your candidates have replied. 

UPDATE 6/12 - We've added a special note about Rep. Amy Stephens, who still says she's pro-life but her commitments and leadership on pro-life issues have been lacking at the Capitol or in her official duties.

The 2012 Colorado Right to Life survey asked 9 position questions of candidates, establishing their positions on government mandates such as the HHS rule that would force pro-life doctors and pharmacists to prescribe abortifacients, fetal homicide legislation, taxpayer funding of abortions, the protection of unborn children under the 5th and 14th Amendments, whether they believe in exceptions to allow abortions for rape or incest, their position on the Personhood Amendment, beliefs about euthanasia, beliefs about medical experiments that destroy a developing human being, and their position on whether it is sometimes okay to compromise in order to save some lives even though the compromise undermines the principle of a Right to Life (i.e. are anti-abortion regulations helping or hurting the fight to establish rights for all unborn children?).

No candidate is considered "pro-life" unless they support the Personhood amendment and have pledged to oppose all abortion (with the understanding that a doctor may take action to save a woman’s life while also trying to save the baby’s life, even if the baby’s survival is doubtful due to other factors). This is the only position consistent with the inalienable Right to Life of every innocent human being at every age or stage of development. Candidates who support "rape or incest exceptions" are NOT pro-life because there is never an excuse to kill an innocent child.


Congressional Candidates

Everyone wants to claim they’re pro-life if it benefits them. Often those claims are mere words.

There are two Republican Congressional primaries where one candidate is a demonstrated pro-life voter who supports the Personhood standard and Personhood legislation.

Congressional District 2

There is no reason to believe Eric Weissman (R-Boulder) is pro-life. However, his opponent in the primary, Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud) is pro-life and has been an ally of the pro-life movement for many years, has endorsed and signed petitions for all of Colorado’s Personhood Amendments.

Congressional District 5

There is a seemingly needless primary in CD 5 between Robert Blaha, who according to his website may support a Personhood standard (we do not have information to confirm this), but who may or may not be sincere. He is running against Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs) who is 100% pro-life and who not only supports Personhood on paper, but also has cosponsored Personhood legislation at the federal level. This is a major sign of commitment that Lamborn has been the most outspoken of all of Colorado’s Congressional delegation on this issue.



State Senate Candidates

State Senate District 4

Mark Scheffel (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey, but is believed to support Personhood. Please ask him to return his survey.

State Senate District 8

Rep. Randy Baumgardner (R) is 100% pro-life with no exceptions, and supports Personhood. He has responded to the CRTL survey with 9 out of 9 questions answered correctly. He is facing Sen. Jean White (R), who is known to be pro-choice, in the primary.

State Senate District 10

Owen Hill (R) is pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 8 out of 9 questions answered correctly (he still believes anti-abortion regulations are helpful, but is willing to listen further about how they undermine the Right to Life). He is in a primary with Rep. Larry Liston (R) who has never returned a CRTL survey, but who was the ONLY Republican in 2010 to respond to the Planned Parenthood survey, where he expressed support for taxpayer-funded abortion and opposed the Personhood of the unborn child. Liston also voted for a conscience-violating measure requiring pro-life doctors and pharmacists to provide “emergency contraception” (i.e. the abortifacient “morning after” pill). Update 6/6: Larry Liston exposed as taking both sides of Planned Parenthood funding and other key pro-life issues (i.e. he's lying).

State Senate District 12

Sen. Bill Cadman (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 out of 9 questions answered appropriately.

State Senate District 14

Syndi Anderson (R) has been contacted multiple times, but has not returned her CRTL survey. Her website has no indication that she is pro-life, nor do we have any other information to suggest she is.

State Senate District 17

Charlie Plagainos (R) is an unknown quantity. He has been contacted at least once, and has not returned his CRTL survey. His website has no indication that he is pro-life. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State Senate District 18

Barry Thoma (R) responded to the CRTL survey without answering questions. He claimed to be opposed to Roe v. Wade, but indicated he wasn’t sure when unborn children should be protected under the law. He may believe he is pro-life, but he does not understand the issues at all. He appears to be pro-abortion with exceptions.

State Senate District 19

Lang Sias (R) has called himself pro-life, but has been contacted several times during 2010 and 2012 and has never answered a CRTL survey. His credentials and commitments are suspect. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State Senate District 21

UPDATE 6/19: Francine Bigelow (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and answered correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey.  We have not heard from Matthew Plichta, and must assume he is not pro-life.

State Senate District 22

Ken Summers (R), despite being a former pastor, Summers is NOT pro-life. He has voted for a conscience-violating measure requiring pro-life doctors and pharmacists to provide “emergency contraception” (i.e. the abortifacient “morning after” pill), and has responded angrily when asked about pro-life measures.

State Senate District 23

Vicki Marble (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood and answered 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey correctly. She is in a primary contest against Rep. Glenn Vaad (R). Vaad signed the Personhood petition in 2010, but may have done so without conviction, as he has shown little other sign that he is pro-life and has never returned a CRTL survey. Vaad also voted for the conscience-violating “emergency contraception” measure. UPDATE 6/8: On the Christian Coalition survey, Glenn Vaad apparently indicated he supports Personhood (he did sign a Personhood petition in previous years).  However, to validate this he needs to answer the CRTL survey, which has specific wording meant to prevent wiggle room. Obviously, since his opponent is already rated 100% pro-life it would be in his interest to do so.

State Senate District 25

John Sampson (R) claims to be pro-life, but he has been contacted multiple times, and has not returned his CRTL survey. His website has no indication that he is pro-life. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites. The only thing we know about him is that he will not support the Personhood Amendment, or discuss the issue further.

State Senate District 26

David Kerber (R) has never even claimed to be pro-life. He has not answered the CRTL survey even after multiple contacts and has refused to sign the Personhood petition. Kerber is NOT pro-life.

State Senate District 27

Rep. Dave Balmer (R) has expressed strong pro-life commitments and is pro-Personhood, but has not returned his CRTL survey. Please encourage him to do so.

State Senate District 28

Art Carlson (R) and John Lyons (R) are in a primary against each other. Both claim to be pro-life, but neither has responded to the CRTL survey even after numerous contacts. They are not believed to support Personhood. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who claim to be pro-life but who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State Senate District 29

Bill Ross (R) has been contacted twice and has not responded to the CRTL survey. We have no information to indicate he is pro-life. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State Senate District 31

Brandon Kelley (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions.  Please ask him to contact us.

State Senate District 32

Roger Logan is a recent entrant as a Republican candidate. Nothing is known about him and he does not appear to have a website. If you could put him in touch with us, or if you know anything about him, please let us know.

State Senate District 33

Jason DeBerry is a recent entrant as a Republican candidate. Nothing is known about him and he does not appear to have a website. If you could put him in touch with us, or if you know anything about him, please let us know.

State Senate District 35

Larry Crowder (R) has been contacted twice through his website about the CRTL survey but still has not responded. If you know  please encourage him to return his CRTL survey.




State House Candidates

State House District 1

There is a primary between two Republicans, James Wildt and John Kidd. Please ask them to return their candidate surveys.

State House District 2

If you know TJ Tyrrell (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 3

If you know Brian Watson (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 4

David Dobson (R-Denver) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and answered the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly. Update 6/11 - Dobson has a primary against Stuart Siffring, who we don't believe is pro-life.

State House District 5

If you know Ronnie Nelson (R) or Matthew Zielinski (R), please encourage them to contact CRTL.

State House District 6

Robert Hardaway (R) is a recent entrant and nothing is known about him. Please ask him to contact CRTL.

State House District 7

If you know Travis French (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 8

If you know Alan Johnson (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 9

If you know Celeste Gamache (R) please encourage her to contact CRTL.

State House District 10

If you know William Eckert (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 11

We have not heard from Ellyn Hilliard (R) despite 3 attempts to contact her. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State House District 12

If you know Russ Lyman (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 13

If you know Adam Ochs (R) please encourage him to contact CRTL.

State House District 14

Daniel Nordberg (R) has no opposition. He has been an aide to pro-Personhood Congressman Doug Lamborn, and has also been associated with the pro-life Republican Study Committee, so we assume he is inclined to be pro-life. If you know him please ask him to return his CRTL survey.

State House District 15

American Constitution Party candidate Michael Edstrom is presumably pro-life, but please encourage him to contact us. Rep. Mark Waller (R) claims to be pro-life, but has not supported Personhood, and is not believed to be truly pro-life.

State House District 16

Rep. Janak Joshi (R) says he is pro-life on his site, but his support of Personhood is unknown. He was very cooperative with CRTL in pushing a non-objectionable, non-compromised, Fetal Homicide measure through the legislature this year – the first time one passed either chamber of the Colorado legislature (it failed in the Senate a couple of weeks ago). He is also associated with the pro-Personhood Republican Study Committee. We would like to have him on record with regard to his commitments, so please encourage him to return his survey.

State House District 17

UPDATE 6/14: Mark Barker (R) is pro-life and supports Personhood.  He responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in 2010, and this year he indicated his positions have not changed and will not. Barry Forest Pace (ACP) is also presumably pro-life. Please encourage both to return their 2012 survey – we need to confirm both candidates’ commitments.

State House District 18

Jennifer George (R) may or may not be pro-life. The American Constitution Party has a candidate, Amy Fedde, who is presumably pro-life. Please encourage both to return their surveys.

State House District 19

This is one of the most fascinating races in the legislature this year. Rep. Amy Stephens (R – House Majority Leader) is being challenged by Rep. Marsha Looper (R) who were redistricted into the same district together. Rep. Marsha Looper (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and returned the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly.  Looper also helped lead a fight to de-fund Planned Parenthood in the State budget. Looper is framing this as a conservative vs. moderate fight, and so far as CRTL can tell she’s entirely correct.

Stephens used to work for Focus on the Family, but she also used to work in the abortion industry. With rare exceptions, she has remained silent and disinterested in pro-life issues in the past 6 years at the Capitol, except when she sponsored a bill to silence pro-life protestors exercising their rights to free speech on public sidewalks. She  enabled Obamacare, and its taxpayer-paid abortion provisions, by sponsoring HB-200. After 3 attempts to contact her in 2012 (and at least a dozen, total, since 2008), CRTL is very concerned that Stephens is a FAKE pro-lifer. Update 6/12: See "Special Note About Amy Stephens" at the bottom of this blog post for more information.

Tim Biolchini (ACP) is also presumably pro-life. Please encourage Stephens and Biolchini to return their CRTL surveys.

State House District 20

Rep. Bob Gardner (R) has never responded to a CRTL survey, and also supported the conscience-violating “emergency contraceptive” legislation which forces pro-life doctors and pharmacists to provide the abortion-causing “morning after pill.” Gardner is NOT pro-life. Donna Burdick (ACP) is presumably pro-life. Please encourage her to return her CRTL survey.

State House District 21

A rare “can’t lose” situation. Al Sweet (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood and responded correctly to 9 of 9 questions. Lois Landgraf (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 of 9 questions.

State House District 22

Justin Everett (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 of 9 questions. He is being challenged in the primary by Loren Bauman (R) who is pro-abortion.

State House District 23

Rick Enstrom (R) has failed to respond to 3 attempts to contact him, and has not returned his survey. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State House District 24

E.V. Leyendecker (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions.  Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 25

Cheri Gerou (R) is NOT regarded as pro-life. She has never responded to a CRTL survey and is considered an unreliable vote on even the least of pro-life votes.

State House District 26

Chuck McConnell (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 27

Libby Szabo (R) has not returned surveys since 2008, but we believe she probably supports Personhood. Her silence is disconcerting. Please encourage her to return her CRTL survey.

State House District 28

Amy Attwood (R) is probably pro-life, but we have asked her for a survey response 3 times so that we can establish this, and she still has not responded. Please encourage her to return her CRTL survey.

State House District 29

Robert Ramirez (R) has responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in the past. Please encourage him to return his CRTL survey to make sure he’s still with us.

State House District 30

If this is the same person who ran for Congress (CD7) in 2010, Mike Sheely (R) has responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in the past. Please encourage him to return his CRTL survey.

State House District 31

Beth Humenik (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us.

State House District 32

Paul Reimer (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 33

David Pigott (R) has failed to respond to 3 attempts to contact him, and has not returned his survey. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State House District 34

Jodina Widhalm (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us.

State House District 35

Brian Vande Krol (R) is pro-abortion (he was mis-identified in 2010 as pro-Personhood, but set the record straight with a reporter that he supports “a woman’s right to choose”).

State House District 36

Jim Parker (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 37

Rep. Spencer Swalm (R) claims to be pro-life, but has never responded to a CRTL survey, being approached more than 6 times over 6 years time, and supported the conscience-violating "emergency contraception" mandate in the legislature. His commitment to pro-life issues is doubtful.

State House District 38

Kathleen Conti (R) responded favorably to CRTL’s survey in 2010, however general opinion now seems to be that she lied about her beliefs on our survey and a number of others (she campaigned as a pro-life, fiscal conservative, and she appears to be neither). She is regarded as an unreliable vote on pro-life issues.

State House District 39

This primary seems on its surface to be a contest between two pro-lifers. Both Polly Lawrence (R) and Lu Ann Busse (R) are pro-life, and have expressed support for Personhood. Polly Lawrence answered correctly on 9 of 9 questions, Lu Ann Busse responded correctly on 8 of 9, with a reservation on opposing anti-abortion regulations which she believes are a worthwhile compromise, but which CRTL believes undermine the concept of a Right to Life. On paper, Polly Lawrence seems the better pro-lifer, but Lu Ann Busse has the stronger long-term record in supporting life issues. In 2010, Polly Lawrence refused to support Personhood and may have expressed other positions inconsistent with her positions on the 2012 survey. It is our hope that she has sincerely changed her positions, and would support Personhood positions in the legislature, but ultimately this comes down to whether an individual voter trusts her change of heart. The survey can only record a candidate’s promises, and cannot read their minds or hearts.

State House District 40

Cynthia Acree (R) is believed to be pro-life, but she has not responded to the CRTL survey. Please encourage her to do so.

State House District 41

Adrienne Webb-Markopolous (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us. There is also Independent Maria Fay, who we know nothing about.

State House District 42

Update 6/4: Michael Donald (R) is 100% pro-life and supports Personhood, responding correctly to 9 of 9 questions on the survey. Democrat Rep. Rhonda Fields (D) has become very shrill in opposing pro-life efforts.

State House District 43

Speaker Frank McNulty (R) has said in the past he supports Personhood, but he has taken action as leader of the House Republicans which cast doubt upon his commitment to taking pro-life action. He has never responded to a CRTL survey. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State House District 44

Rep. Chris Holbert (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly. He has also become a stand-out leader of the pro-life legislators in the House.

State House District 45

Rep. Carole Murray (R) is believed to be pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey. Please encourage her to return her survey.

State House District 46

Jerry Denney (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 47

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us. Candidate Ray Watts (R) is 100% pro-life, and responded to the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly, but has apparently lost at the district assembly and will not be on the ballot.

State House District 48

Both Stephen Humphrey (R) and Jeffrey Hare (R) are pro-life and support Personhood. Hare responded to the CRTL survey with 9 of 9 questions answered correctly. Humphrey, with 8 of 9 questions answered correctly (again not agreeing with CRTL’s position against anti-abortion regulations which undermine the concept of a Right to Life).

State House District 49

Perry Buck (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish her positions. Please ask her to contact us.

State House District 50

Arthur “Skip” Carlson (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 51

Rep. Brian DelGrosso (R) is believed to support Personhood, but we have not heard from him. Please encourage him to return his CRTL survey.

State House District 52

Bob Morain (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 53

Jonathan Fye (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 54

UPDATE 6/8: Jared Wright (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the survey.

State House District 55

Update 6/4: Rep. Ray Scott (R) is 100% pro-life and supports Personhood, responding correctly to all questions on the survey. There is also Virgil Fenn (Libertarian) who may or may not be pro-life (most Libertarians are not). Please encourage both to respond to the CRTL survey.

State House District 56

Rep. Kevin Priola (R) is believed to be pro-life, but has not responded to the CRTL survey. Please encourage him to do so.

State House District 57

Bob Rankin (R) did not reply to the CRTL survey in 2010, and has not in 2012, even after 3 contacts. It is believed he is not pro-life (his defeated opponent in the primary was not either). Please encourage him to respond to the CRTL survey.

State House District 58

Don Coram (R) has never responded to the CRTL survey, even after 3 contacts. Please encourage him to contact us. CRTL is always skeptical of candidates who don’t return their surveys or self-identify as pro-life on their websites.

State House District 59

J. Paul Brown (R) is 100% pro-life, supports Personhood, and responded correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey.

State House District 60

Steve Collins (R) is pro-life, and supports Personhood, responding correctly to 8 of the 9 questions, and answering favorably to the 9th (opposing anti-abortion regulations) with a minor reservation. It sounds like he will work with CRTL to avoid compromised legislation. James Wilson (R) has not responded to the CRTL survey. Please encourage him to contact us.

State House District 61

Robert Petrowsky (ACP) is 100% pro-life, and supports Personhood, responding correctly to 9 out of 9 questions on the CRTL survey. Debra Irvine (R) and David Justice (R) both need to contact CRTL to establish their positions. Please ask them to contact us.

State House District 62

Tim Walters (R) needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 63

Lori Saine (R) appears to be pro-life, but still needs to establish her particular positions with CRTL. She is in contact with CRTL and we will report on her positions once we have established them. Michael Mazzocco (R) is running as a write-in candidate but needs to contact CRTL to establish his positions. Please ask him to contact us.

State House District 64

Tim Dore (R) is pro-life, and supports Personhood, having responded to the CRTL survey with 8 out of 9 correct answers. We will continue to work with him on his support for compromised anti-abortion regulations (which some pro-life legal scholars believe legitimizes abortion and doesn’t treat the unborn child as a Person).

State House District 65

Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (R) has responded favorably to previous CRTL surveys. Please ask him to contact us so we can establish for sure that he’s still with us.



**Special Note About Rep. Amy Stephens

Rep. Amy Stephens is trying to campaign as a pro-lifer in a conservative district against another conservative Republican, Rep. Marsha Looper, in the same district. CRTL has claimed Stephens is questionably pro-life, based on 6 years of observation where she has shown little to no sign of being pro-life.  Stephens, needing pro-life votes, is fighting back against this impression, belatedly trying to sound like she is an active pro-lifer, and as if constituents can expect her to "continue" pro-life leadership in her 7th and 8th years in the legislature when she hasn't shown any such initiative in her first 6.  Here are several reasons why we do not believe Amy Stephens is pro-life:

1) Rep. Amy Stephens collaborated with the Obamacare structure by jointly authoring and sponsoring SB 200 with Democrat Sen. Betty Boyd -- one of the most pro-abortion legislators in Colorado.  SB 200 would have implemented the terms of Obamacare by setting up a statewide healthcare exchange.  This was done at a time when the state Attorney General and thousands of other officials around the US were trying to prevent implementation of Obamacare by means of non-collaboration, lawsuits and stonewalling.  Stephens could have added an opt-out option, but refused to do so, and also refused to support other legislation that would have opted Colorado out of the Obamacare structure.  Obamacare includes as part of its requirements taxpayer funding for abortions and abortifacient birth control.

2) Stephens claims to be pro-life, and has a list of endorsers who say she's pro-life, but all of them point to her service at Focus on the Family from more than a decade ago, and not to more recent initiatives or action.  To the best of our knowledge, she has never either sponsored or voted for a pro-life bill while in the legislature.  If she had, wouldn't it be on her website?

3) If Stephens is pro-life, why didn't she respond to any of the Colorado Right to Life surveys, in 2008, 2010 or 2012?  Why avoid your pro-life allies?  Most pro-life representatives responded to the survey at least once during those several years.  Most pro-life representatives wanted to be on record as supporting the Personhood Amendment.  Stephens never wanted to be on record with CRTL.

4) Stephens also refused to answer the Pikes Peak Citizens for Life survey in both 2010 and 2012.  They do not consider candidates pro-life if they do not answer the survey.  This is the most prominent local pro-life group in Colorado Springs -- why would she not want to be on record with them?

5) Stephens also refused to answer the Colorado Christian Coalition survey in 2012.  This is another well-known and nationally connected family values group -- why would she not want to be on record with them, especially in a year when she faces conservative opposition from Looper?

6) NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Stephens a 67% rating in 2008.

7) Stephens claims she's never seen Rep. Looper "at a pro-life rally, fundraising dinner, seminar, strategy meeting, or training session."  This is ironic, since none of us has ever seen Stephens at any of these activities either!  It's possible she's attended such things in Colorado Springs, but nothing at the Captiol or any statewide pro-life marches, meetings, fundraising dinners, etc.  How could she see Looper at one if SHE wasn't there?  If Stephens attended these rallies or meetings, are there photos?  Why wouldn't she post evidence if it exists?

8) The Colorado Springs Independent once published a story saying Rep. Amy Stephens had attended the 2009 Colorado March for Life, but later issued a correction saying they were mistaken: "Correction: State Rep. Amy Stephens was misidentified in the original publication of this story as having attended the rally. She did not. The Colorado Independent deeply regrets the error." Why would the Independent even issue a correction if Amy Stephens had not asked for one?  Why would she not want to be associated with the March for Life?

9) Stephens cosponsored a bill to silence pro-life protestors and prevent them from exercising free speech on public sidewalks.  This was specifically a reaction against a pro-life tactic of "shaming" abortion doctors, executives, and construction executives who built abortion facilities.  This tactic was used effectively by anti-slavery activists to shame pro-slavery merchants in front of the public, so people would know they had blood on their hands.





**Please note: Republicans predominate this list because they are considered the most likely to be pro-life. Members of other parties, especially the American Constitution Party, may be pro-life. However, we have yet to hear from a single candidate from the Democrat or Libertarian parties who is pro-life. Most Democrats who entered early in the race were sent a copy of the survey in February and will be contacted again before the November election. Any candidate wishing to respond to the survey may contact office@coloradorighttolife.org for a copy.

2 comments:

Lee Mulcahy said...

My name is Lee Mulcahy; I'm running for State Senator, District 5 & will be running on the ballot in November.

My story is here:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/tea-partyer-takes-on-limousine-liberals-in-aspen-elites-threaten?xg_source=activity

I want to be honest. I do not support the "personhood" movement.

As the Libertarian tea partyer on the ballot, I believe that the government is already too big and there are already too many laws.

I personally would never choose abortion. After I dug irrigation ditches to save money to study in France, I returned to Dallas with a French wife who later returned to Paris for several reasons, one of which was she knew I'd never have agreed to aborting my future son or daughter.

The Socialist government of Francois Mitterand at the time provided free abortions.

Mitterand is like Obama. How?

"Most markedly, it appears that the cell, under illegal presidential orders, obtained wiretaps on journalists, politicians and other personalities who may have been an impediment for Mitterrand's personal life. The illegal wiretapping was revealed in 1993 by Libération; the case against members of the cell went to trial in November 2004.[79][80]"--from Wikipedia

Sound familiar?

My campaign is about federal overeach. Our President and the Orwellian NSA's spying is just one more example of petty tyranny.

I hope you will consider voting for Lee Mulcahy in November.

Ed Hanks said...

Lee,

I think most Personhood supporters would agree that government is already too big, and there are too many laws on the books.

But -- and this is a serious question, not trying to be flip -- do you believe there should be laws on the books to protect people from slavery? Laws to protect the human person are necessary, and I would think a Libertarian, especially, would agree.

I don't understand why most Libertarians don't see the anti-liberty aspect of abortion, which is almost exactly akin to the anti-liberty aspect of slavery, where the government approves the enslavement or killing of a human individual.

Ed (a liberty-minded conservative Republican)