Which candidates are pro-life?

Updated Nov. 13, 2006

Political Action Committee

RNC/LIFE PAC REPORT - 2006 General Election
Republican National Coalition for Life PAC supports Republican candidates who are pro-life without discrimination and who will work to translate Republican pro-life platform principles into public policy and law. For your information, we have listed the Republican Congressional Candidates whose responses to the RNC/Life Questionnaire indicate they are faithfully pro-life, and do not justify abortion for babies who are conceived through rape or incest, have a handicap, or a genetic defect.

Politicians who justify the deliberate killing of an unborn baby hold a view that is inconsistent with the goal of the pro-life movement and the Republican National Platform which states in part: "The unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed." RNC/Life does not support candidates who hold such exceptions because to do so ensures that abortion will remain legal in America. The exception makes the rule. Please do what you can to educate your congressional candidates so they recognize their inconsistency. You can't claim to be pro-life and justify abortion at the same time.

Please do your own checking to determine the viability of a campaign. For instance, does the candidate have a strong campaign organization? Has he or she raised sufficient funds? Is the candidate credible and respected in the community? Hundreds of candidates are running for Congress. We can tell you how they stand on the right to life. The rest is up to you.


Candidate's Responses to the RNC/Life Candidate Questionnaire
KEY
  1. Pro-life without discrimination

  2. Does not accept the scientific fact that a human being comes into existence at conception.

  3. Does not believe that all innocent human beings, from conception until natural death, at every stage of development, deserve legal protection.

  4. Thinks a mother should have the legal right to an abortion if her baby
    1. was conceived through rape or incest;
    2. has a handicap;
    3. has a genetic defect;
    4. may threaten the health of the mother.

  5. Disagrees with the Republican National Platform Pro-Life Plank in the following ways:
    1. Opposes its re-adoption in 2004;
    2. Opposes a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution;
    3. Opposes extension of 14th Amendment protection to the unborn;
    4. Opposes appointment of pro-life judges;
    5. Does not oppose using public revenues for abortion or organizations that advocate it;
    6. Does not oppose euthanasia;
    7. Does not oppose assisted suicide.

  6. Opposes re-adoption of the pro-life plank in the Republican National Platform.

  7. Does not think Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

  8. Will not work and vote for laws and public policies founded on the pro-life Republican National Platform plank.

  9. Will not vote to ban
    1. publicly funded killing of human embryos.
    2. Privately funded killing of human embryos.

  10. Will not vote to ban
    1. publicly funded efforts to clone human beings.
    2. Privately funded efforts to clone human beings.

  11. Will not vote to prohibit use of genetic testing information as a condition for insurance coverage of employment.

  12. Will not vote to prohibit the denial of health insurance coverage to newborn babies based upon prenatal genetic testing information.

  13. Will not vote against taxpayer funding of surgical abortions and abortion-causing drugs like RU-486 and the "morning after" pill.

  14. Will not vote for a ban on the use of baby body parts (fetal tissue) taken from the victims of abortion for experimentation or scientific research.

  15. Will not vote for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

  16. Will not vote to deny taxpayer funding to organizations such as Planned Parenthood that promote, perform, counsel or refer for abortions.

  17. Does not support legislation that would define nutrition and hydration as ordinary care which must be provided to all patients so as not to cause death by starvation and dehydration.


PLEASE NOTE:
A star Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC
next to the name of a candidate indicates endorsement and/or financial support by RNC/Life PAC.
 
won primary indicates candidate won primary election.

To quickly see the key, please select the number(s) at the end of a candidate's name.
   Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2006
ARIZONA
U.S. Senate Jon Kyl [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
CD-01 Rick Renzi [Incumbent] (6) won primary
CD-02 Trent Franks [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-03 John Shadegg [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
CD-08 Randy Graf (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
ARKANSAS
CD-01 Mickey D. "Stubby" Stumbaugh (4a; d) won primary
CD-02 Andy Mayberry (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CALIFORNIA
U.S. Senate Dick Mountjoy (1) won primary
COLORADO
CD-04 Marilyn Musgrave [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 Doug Lamborn (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
CD-06 Tom Tancredo [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary 
FLORIDA
U.S. Senate Katherine Harris (4a)
CD-09 Gus M. Bilirakis (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
GEORGIA
CD-02 Bradley C. Hughes (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-03 Lynn Westmoreland (9b) won primary
CD-04 Catherine Davis (1) won primary
CD-10 Charlie Norwood [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
CD-12 Max Burns (1) won primary Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC
CD-13 Deborah Travis Honeycutt (1) won primary Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC
IDAHO
CD-01 Bill Sali (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
ILLINOIS
CD-06 Peter Roskam (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
CD-08 David McSweeney (4a) won primary
INDIANA
CD-01 Mark J. Leyva (4a; 4d; 5; 7; 9b; 14) won primary
CD-08 John Hostettler [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
IOWA
CD-01 Mike Whalen (4d)
CD-05 Rep. Steve King [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
KENTUCKY
CD-02 Ron Lewis [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACRe-Elected
LOUISIANA
CD-03 Craig Romero (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-05 Rodney Alexander (4d)
MARYLAND
CD-03 John White (5b; 9a, 9b) won primary 
MICHIGAN
CD-02 Pete Hoekstra [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-04 Dave Camp [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
CD-05 Eric Klammer (1) won primary
CD-07 Tim Walberg (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
CD-08 Mike Rogers [Incumbent] (9b) won primary
CD-09 Joe Knollenberg [Incumbent] (4a; 9b; 12) won primary
CD-10 Candice S. Miller [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-11 Thaddeus G. McCotter [Incumbent] (4d) won primary
CD-14 Chad Miles (1) won primary
MINNESOTA
U.S. Senate Mark Kennedy (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary 
CD-01 Gil Gutknecht [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
CD-06 Michele Bachmann (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
CD-07 Michael Barrett (1) won primary
CD-08 Rod Grams (1) won primary
MISSOURI
CD-01 Mark J. Byrne (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-02 Todd Akin [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 Jacob Turk (5c) won primary
CD-06 Sam Graves [Incumbent] (4a)
CD-07 Bernard F. Kennetz, Jr. (4a)
MONTANA
U.S. Senate Conrad Burns [Incumbent] (1) won primary 
NEBRASKA
U.S. Senate Pete Ricketts (11; 12) won primary
CD-03 Adrian Smith (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primaryElected
NEW JERSEY
CD-05 Rep. Scott Garrett [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
NEW YORK
CD-24 Raymond A. Meier (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
NORTH CAROLINA
CD-13 Vernon Robinson (1) won primary
OHIO
CD-04 Jim Jordan (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
OKLAHOMA
CD-03 Frank D. Lucas [Incumbent] (4a, d; 5b, c; 9b) won primary 
CD-04 Tom Cole [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 Mary Fallin (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
PENNSYLVANIA
U.S. Senate Rick Santorum [Incumbent] (4a) won primary
SOUTH DAKOTA
CD-01 Bruce Whalen (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
TENNESSEE
CD-01 David Davis (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
CD-04 Kenneth Martin (1) won primary 
CD-05 Thomas F. Kovach (1) won primary 
CD-07 Marsha W. Blackburn [Incumbent] (3; 4a, d)  
CD-08 John Farmer (4a) won primary 
CD-09 Mark White (4a, d) won primary 
TEXAS
CD-22 Shelley Sekulo Gibbs (4a)
WISCONSIN
CD-03 Paul R. Nelson (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-07 Nick Reid (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-08 John Gard (4a; 9b; 11) won primary

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