State of West Virginia Archives: on Abortion

Jeff Kessler: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks

Kessler is strongly pro-life and he supported the bill that passed this session prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.
Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial race Jun 23, 2015

Alex Mooney: Fight to stop federal taxpayer funding of abortion

Our government must protect the sanctity of all human life. I am pro-life and will fight to stop federal taxpayer funding of abortion. As a state senator, I led the fight to protect the unborn by offering legislation to put an end to taxpayer-funded abortions and will do the same in Congress.
Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Evan Jenkins: Life begins at conception

Evan knows that life begins at conception and is firm in his convictions.

The National Right to Life [organization says], "This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Congress."

Source: 2014 W.V. House campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

John Buckley: Protections of law apply to the unborn child

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: Oppose. I respect the sincere differences of opinion on the difficult issue of abortion. I find that there is another human being, the unborn child, from the moment of conception. Accordingly, I believe government has an obligation to the extent the protections of the law to the unborn child and I do not favor the legalization of abortion. It is not because I want to impose my "values" on anyone, but rather because every person deserves the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Source: Email interview on 2014 W.V. Senate race with OnTheIssues Sep 5, 2014

Jeff Kessler: Stem cell research ok, but not embryonic research

Q: Do you support state funding of stem cell research?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support state funding of embryonic stem cell research?

A: No.

Q:Do you support allowing pharmacists who conscientiously object to emergency contraception to refuse to dispense it?

A: Yes.

Source: W.V. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

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