State of West Virginia Archives: on Abortion
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
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, MooneyForCongress.com
Nov 4, 2014
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, EvanJenkins.com
Nov 4, 2014
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
Stem cell research ok, but not embryonic research
Q: Do you support state funding of stem cell research?
Q: Do you support state funding of embryonic stem cell research?
Q:Do you support allowing pharmacists who conscientiously object to emergency contraception to refuse to dispense it?
Source: W.V. Congressional 2008 Political Courage Test
Nov 1, 2008