Which candidates are pro-life?

Updated Nov. 6, 2008

Political Action Committee

RNC/LIFE PAC REPORT - 2008 Republican Candidates
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.


(Please note:) The listing of a candidate in this report does not constitute an endorsement. Candidates endorsed by RNC/Life PAC are identified by a star next to their names.


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 a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution;
    2. Opposes extension of 14th Amendment protection to the unborn;
    3. Opposes appointment of pro-life judges;
    4. Does not oppose using public revenues for abortion or organizations that advocate it;
    5. Does not oppose euthanasia;
    6. 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 exclude abortion coverage in any universal, mandatory, or taxpayer-subsidized health care plan.

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

  13. 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.

  14. Will not vote to make it a crime for any adult (other than a parent) to transport a minor across state lines to have an abortion if the intent is to circumvent parental involvement laws in the state where the minor resides.

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

  16. Will not vote against the Equal Rights Amendment (Women's Equality Amendment) which would prohibit states from regulating, restricting or prohibiting the practice of abortion.


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. 6, 2008
ARIZONA
CD-01 Sydney Hay (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-02 Trent Franks [Incumbent] (1) won primary Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACRe-Elected
CD-03 John Shadegg [Incumbent] (4a) won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 David Schweikert (1) won primary
CALIFORNIA
CD-11 Dean Andal (4a) won primary
COLORADO
U.S. SENATE Bob Schaffer (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-04 Marilyn Musgrave, Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-05 Doug Lamborn [Incumbent} (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-06 Mike Coffman (1) won primaryElected
DELAWARE
U.S. Senate Christine O'Donnell (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC
FLORIDA
CD-08 Todd Long (5a, 5f)
CD-16 Gale B. Harrell (4a, d; 15)

Hal Valeche (1)

GEORGIA
CD-10 Paul Broun, Incumbent (1) won primaryRe-Elected
CD-12 John Erwin Stone, II Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC (1) won primary
CD-13 Deborah Honeycutt (1) won primary Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC
IDAHO
CD-01 Bill Sali, Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
INDIANA
CD-01 Mark L. Leyva (4a, d; 7; 10b; 13) won primary
CD-08 Greg Goode (1) won primary
IOWA
CD-05 Steve King, Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACRe-Elected
KANSAS
CD-03 Paul V. Schowen (1)
LOUISIANA
CD-04 Dr. John Fleming won the Nov. 4 Republican runoff.
He faces a Democrat in the Dec. 6 general election.
MARYLAND
CD-01 Andy Harris, (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
CD-08 Steven J. Hudson, (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
MASSACHUSETTS
CD-06 Richard Baker (5a)
MICHIGAN
CD-07 Tim Walberg (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
MINNESOTA
CD-06 Michele Bachmann (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
MISSOURI
CD-03 Chris Sander (1) won primary
NEW HAMPSHIRE
CD-02 Grant Bosse (4a)
NEW JERSEY
CD-04 Chris Smith, Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 Scott Garrett (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
NEW MEXICO
U.S. Senate Steve Pearce (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primary
NORTH CAROLINA
CD-11 Carl Mumpower (5b) won primary
OHIO
CD-02 Jean Schmidt, Incumbent (1) won primary Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACRe-Elected
CD-05 Bob Latta, Incumbent (1) won primaryRe-Elected
OKLAHOMA
U.S. Senate Jim Inhofe (4a) won primaryRe-Elected
CD-01 John Sullivan, Incumbent (4a, d) won primaryRe-Elected
CD-04 Tom Cole, Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-05 Mary Fallin , Incumbent (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACRe-Elected
SOUTH CAROLINA
CD-02 Joe Wilson Incumbent (4a) — Re-Elected
CD-04 Bob Inglis, Incumbent (4a) won primaryRe-Elected
SOUTH DAKOTA
U.S. Senate Joel Dykstra (1) won primary
TENNESSEE
CD-01 Phil Roe (4d) won primaryElected
CD-07 Marsha Blackburn (4a) won primaryRe-Elected
TEXAS
CD-04 Ralph Hall [Incumbent] (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryRe-Elected
CD-15 Eddie Zamora (1)
CD-22 Pete Olson (1) Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC won primaryElected
VIRGINIA
CD-11 Keith Fimian (1)
WASHINGTON
CD-05 Cathy McMorris Rodgers (4d) won primaryRe-Elected
CD-07 Steve Beren (1) won primary

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