2017 Other Regional Office
Copy and paste the survey questions below into your word processor, type your
answers and send to
can answer either all of the questions or choose from among them, or you can
compose your own statement using some of the survey's themes. Responses will be authenticated
ETHIC OF LIFE IN PUBLIC POLICY
consistent ethic of life (see
here) focuses on the major life issues of abortion,
fetal plundering, euthanasia, persistent
poverty, unjust war, capital
punishment, the use of nuclear arms, violence,
trafficking and exploitation. While these are nationally debated
issues, there are community manifestations of them that municipalities can
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?
Although the office you are seeking
may not have authority over these issues, are you generally in agreement that,
for the common good of communities, a. public libraries should be porn free, b.
city and county jurisdictions should regulate sexually-oriented businesses, c.
marijuana and drug paraphernalia sales should be kept away from schools and
parks, and d. pro life community pregnancy centers should be
Please explain any differences.
proponents of abortion acknowledge that life begins at conception.
What do you believe? Does a unique human life begin at conception?
If not, how long after conception does a human life begin?
___3 mths ___6 mths ___9 mths ___1 yr ___18 yrs?
believe that the right to life of the unborn child is guaranteed by the 14th
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."
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."
Is taking the life of a pre-born child
through abortion ever
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
Do you support parental
notification and/or consent before a minor (under 18 years of age) could
have an abortion? A judicial bypass of parents would be allowed when
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. Do you support:
The nation's biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood,
in the 2015-2016 fiscal year received $555 million
in tax payer funding and aborted 328,348 babies.
Should Planned Parenthood be contracted with to make community
presentations, provide literature, birth control chemicals or devices,
and/or abortion services?
Recreational marijuana was
legalized in Washington State in 2012 by
Initiative 502. The drug though is still
banned federally, and considered dangerous by many, including
the AMA, and
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
against Marijuana Legalization (CALM) states "The normalization,
expanded use, and increased availability of marijuana in our communities
are detrimental to our youth, to public health, and to the safety of
our society." The Alaska Association of Police Chief
describe some of the negative aspects of legalizing the drug here. For
additional dangers see
here. For an extensive
report by the National Academy of Sciences (Jan 2017)
see here. What is your
position on the legal production, processing and sale of
the jurisdiction of the office you are seeking?
_____ No Opinion
CONTRIBUTIONS OF RELIGIOUS
"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?
Please state your professional experience, community
involvement, education and other qualifications for the county office you
are running for.
state here any policy positions you have in relation to the office
you are seeking:
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: