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Wendy Long on Abortion

 

 


Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees

Sharp distinctions were apparent Wednesday between Long and Gillibrand, who has championed same-sex marriage and women's rights. In one of the most animated exchanges, Long spoke against the mandate that President Barack Obama announced in January requiring most employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control, a move opposed by many Roman Catholic groups. "If I'm just a private person with a business, and I have faith that tells me that abortion, sterilization and contraception are evil, will I be forced to buy such a plan, to offer it to my employees?" Long asked.

Gillibrand countered that there is a movement to undermine women's basic rights. "To say that's evil shows disregard for the ability of a woman to make that personal life-and-death decision about her own body," Gillibrand said.

Source: New York Newsday on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Oct 17, 2012

Pro-life from conception to natural death

LIFE: 100% pro-life from conception to natural death. She has the support of the Susan B. Anthony List and she has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of life,.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, "Election Day Comparison" , Jun 25, 2012

Endorsed as longtime pro-life leader

Today the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a national pro-life political action committee, announced its endorsement of Wendy Long for U.S. Senate in New York. "There could not be a more clear contrast between longtime pro-life leader Wendy Long and EMILY's List poster child Senator Gillibrand," said the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President. "Wendy has boldly called on Senator Gillibrand to end the assault on Life, conscience, and religious liberty."

Wendy Long's pro-life activism began on Capitol Hill where she served as press secretary for pro-life Senators Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) and Bill Armstrong (R-CO). Long put her congressional work on hold to join Americans United for Life and was inspired to obtain a law degree to better defend pro-life principles. She studied at Northwestern University School of Law under the direction of pro-life legal scholar, the late Professor Victor G. Rosenblum.

Source: SBA List press release, "Endorses Wendy Long" , Apr 3, 2012

Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception

Originally Obama mandated that all employers--including some religious hospitals that may have a moral objection--provide contraception coverage in their insurance plans. Republicans attempted to pass a measure, dubbed the Blunt Amendment, which would allow employers a "conscience" exemption. Long said she would support it, and attacked Gillibrand's vigorous opposition to it.

"She supports Obama's enforcement of their view on Catholic institutions and all religious institutions and people of conscience who would have a problem with it. I support permitting churches and people of conscience not to abrogate their conscience. I would be willing to stand up for that and vote for the Blunt Amendment and not, in any way, support what the president is doing. She is angry and annoyed with the president for considering any kind of compromise, even though it wasn't any compromise, it was just completely cosmetic. She was just annoyed that he would even consider backing off in any way," Long continued.

Source: Capitol Confidential on 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Mar 5, 2012

Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision

I think there is a universal understanding among the legal community that Roe v. Wade was a very flawed legal decision. It's a horrible decision from a constitutional law standpoint, and even liberal law professors will tell you that. I believe that the issue of abortion should be left to the people to decide. The Constitution doesn't mention the word abortion. And if Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, nobody would even notice, because the states are legislating their own laws about abortion
Source: Capital New York coverage of 2012 N. Y. Senate debate , Feb 24, 2012

Opposes public abortion funding.

Long opposes the CC Voters Guide question on abortion funding

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Public funding of abortions"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1a on Oct 31, 2012

Supports parental notification for abortions.

Long supports the CC Voters Guide question on minor's abortions

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Parental notification for abortions by minors"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1b on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes churches providing birth control.

Long opposes the CC Voters Guide question on churches and contraception

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Requiring religious groups to cover birth control & abortion in insurance"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1d on Oct 31, 2012

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