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Brad Wenstrup on Abortion

 

 


Proud supporter of Family First and Right to Life

I am strongly pro-life and believe that life begins at conception. I'm a proud supporter of Family First and Right to Life. One of the dangers inherent in ObamaCare is that federal funding for abortion will be codified. In Congress, I'll support efforts to ensure that doesn't happen. Further, I'll work to make sure our nation isn't supporting a culture of abortion around the world by rejecting funding for the UN's controversial Population Fund.
Source: 2012 House campaign website, usabrad.com, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Prohibit federal funding for abortion.

Wenstrup co-sponsored No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Source: H.R.3 &S.906 11-HR0003 on May 5, 2011

I consider myself pro-life.

Wenstrup supports the PVS survey question on abortion

Project Vote Smart infers candidate issue stances on key topics by summarizing public speeches and public statements. Congressional candidates are given the opportunity to respond in detail; about 11% did so in the 2012 races.

Project Vote Smart summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?'

Source: Project Vote Smart 12-PVS-q1 on Aug 30, 2012

Life and human rights begin at fertilization or cloning.

Wenstrup co-sponsored Sanctity of Human Life Act

The Sanctity of Human Life Act declares that:

  1. the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human and is the person's paramount and most fundamental right;
  2. each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood; and
  3. Congress, each state, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories have the authority to protect all human lives.
Source: H.R.23 13-HR0023 on Jan 3, 2013

No family planning assistance that includes abortion.

Wenstrup co-sponsored Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

Prohibits providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where:

  1. the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or an act of incest; or
  2. a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy.
Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion.
Source: HR.217/S.135 13-HR0217 on Jan 4, 2013

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Abortion: Brad Wenstrup on other issues:
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John Kasich
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