2016 Other Regional Office
Copy and paste the survey questions below into your word processor, type your
answers and send to
email@example.com, or print, fill out and
send to Life PAC, PO Box 871103, Vancouver, WA 98687-1103.
Alternatively, you can freely compose your own statement for posting using some
of the survey's themes. Responses will be authenticated before use.
ETHIC OF LIFE IN PUBLIC POLICY
consistent ethic of life (see
here) focuses on the major life issues of abortion, euthanasia, persistent
poverty, unjust war, capital
punishment, the use of nuclear arms, violence,
racism and exploitation. While these are nationally debated issues, there
are community manifestations of these that local governments
Will you as a regional government official do all
in your power and authority to implement public policies and facilitate
community action that further a consistent respect for all human life?
proponents of abortion acknowledge that life begins at conception.
What do you believe? Does a unique human life begins at conception?
not, when? ___ 3 mths ___ 6 mths
___ At Birth ___ 1
yr ___18 yrs?
The 14th Amendment states "nor shall any state deprive any person of
life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person
within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The Supreme
Roe v. Wade, 1973, stated that "if this suggestion of personhood is
established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to
life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment." The
Court regrettably concluded though that "we need not resolve the difficult
question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines
of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the
judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a
position to speculate as to the answer."
believe that the right to life of the unborn child is guaranteed by the 14th
Is taking the life of a pre-born child
abortion ever permissible? Check all that apply:
_____ No, it's never permissible
_____ Yes, to save mother's life
_____ Yes, in cases of rape or incest
_____ Yes, for physical deformity
_____ Yes, for gender
_____ Yes, for race
_____ Yes, to punish spouse
_____ Yes, it's always permissible
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN ABORTION
Peer reviewed studies have shown that parental involvement laws reduce the
occurrence of risky sex in teens, and more than 30 states currently have some
form of them. Either the teen refrains from engaging in sex or is more
careful before having sex. These laws help teen mothers and fathers get
the support and guidance they need from parents in this important decision.
Not having them risks parental estrangement or alienation from the child when in
the greatest need and denies the dignity of the family. Minors already
must have parental approval for even the most minor types of medical procedures
or medications and should also for the complex procedure of abortion.
Without parental involvement, a minor impregnated by an adult often times is pressured into having an
abortion so as to conceal the fact that the adult is guilty of
statutory rape. A 2013 poll commissioned by Human Life WA, found Washington
State voters are widely supportive of laws requiring "parental involvement"
in abortion decisions for girls under the age of 18 (62-29% with just under
Read a summary of the results here.
Will you promote/support parental involvement laws (with
judicial override) for minors when seeking an
CONTRIBUTIONS OF RELIGIOUS
6. "Religious communities are the largest and best-organized civil
institutions in the world, claiming the allegiance of billions across race,
class, and national divides. These communities have particular cultural
understandings, infrastructures, and resources to get help where it is
needed most" (World Conference of
Religions for Peace). Southwest Washington has a broad range of
religious communities that contribute substantially to the welfare of
families, children, seniors, the homeless, sick, and refugees. They
are a highly valued part of our community which respects and defends human
life at every stage. Are you an active member in a church,
synagogue, temple, mosque or other religious assembly?
If so, you may state here where
FAITH-BASED AND NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS
The White House's
Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships ensures that religious
and other community organizations are able to compete on an equal footing
for participation in Federal programs without impairing the character of
such organizations and without diminishing the religious freedom of those
served. Does the collaboration of
government with faith-based charitable works lawfully ensure fair treatment
of religious organizations, and is it good for our communities?
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMMENTS
What office (district and position)
are you running for?
Please state your qualifications for office such as professional,
educational, family and community accomplishments. You may also add any
any further comments regarding the relationship of your candidacy to respect
10. Do you have a campaign website? What is the
state here any policy positions you have in relation to the office
you are seeking:
12. May Life PAC post your returned survey on our website? Surveys are posted only with your permission.
Please give your campaign web address if you have one: