Which candidates are pro-life?

Updated November 5, 2010

Political Action Committee

RNC/LIFE PAC REPORT — 2010 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 innocent 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." We concentrated on the House candidates in 2010 because of the sheer number of Republican candidates. Not every candidate returned our questionnaire and lack of a listing on our candidate page does not indicate that the candidate is pro-choice, merely that he/she did not return a questionnaire. A few U.S. Senate candidates are also listed, who sought us out as pro-life Republicans.

Before we donate PAC funds to a candidate, we also check 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? What are the candidate's polls and trends showing?

Hundreds of candidates are running for Congress — more than 400 Republicans in 2010! We can tell you how they stand on the right to life. The rest is up to you to help get them elected.


This list is compiled from the questionnaires returned to RNC for Life. Not all GOP candidates returned the questionnaire, and omission from this list does not imply any particular position on the Life issues.


(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.


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Candidates Ratings Based on 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.

Highlight indicates winner.

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   Last Updated: November 5, 2010

ALASKA
(At-Large) John Cox (4a. d)
Don Young (Incumbent) (4a, d; 9a, b)won primary

ARIZONA
CD-01 Bradley Beauchamp (1)

Russell Bowers (1)

Sydney Hay (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC

Joe Jaraczweski (4d)

Jon Jensen (1)

CD-02 Trent Franks (incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-03 Sam Crump (4a)

Ed Winkler (1)

CD-07 Ruth McClung (4a, d)won primary

Robert Wilson (4a, d)

CD-08 Jesse Kelly (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

Ed Winkler (1)


ARKANSAS
CD-04 Beth Anne Rankin (4a, d)won primary

CALIFORNIA
CD-09 Gerald Hashimoto (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-17 Jeff Taylor (3; 4a, d; 5a, b)won primary
CD-28 Merlin Froyd (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-37 Star Parker (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-42 Gary Miller (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-43 Scott Folkens (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-52 Duncan Hunter (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

DELAWARE
U.S. Senate Christine O'Donnell (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

FLORIDA
CD-02 David Scholl (5a)
Steve Southerland, II (4d)won primary
CD-03 Dean Black (4a)

Chris Nwasike (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC

Mike Yost (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

CD-06 Clifford Stearns (4a, d)won primary
CD-07 John L. Mica (Incumbent) (4a, d)won primary
CD-08 Ross Bieling (4a, d; 5a, 5b)

Kurt Kelly (1)

Patricia Sullivan (1)

Daniel Webster (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-09 Gus Bilirakis (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-16 Thomas Rooney (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-19 Joe Budd (4a, d)won primary
CD-20 Karen Harrington (1)won primary
CD-23 Bernard Sansaricq (4a, d)won primary
CD-24 Sandy Adams (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Karen Diebel (1)
CD-25 David Rivera (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

GEORGIA
CD-05 Fenn Little (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-07 Clay Cox (4d)
CD-08 Austin Scott (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

IDAHO
CD-01 Raul Labrador (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

ILLINOIS
CD-02 Isaac Hayes (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-06 Peter Roskam (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 Joe Walsh (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary still counting . . .
CD-16 Donald Manzullo (incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-17 Bobby Schilling (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

INDIANA
CD-02 Jackie Walorski (4d)won primary
CD-04 Todd Rokita (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-05 Dan Burton (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 Dr. Larry Bucshon (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

IOWA
CD-05 Steve King (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

KANSAS
U.S. Senate Jerry Moran (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Todd Tiahrt (1)
CD-01 Tim Huelskamp (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-02 Dennis Pyle (1)
CD-03 John Rysavy (1)
CD-04 James Anderson (1)

KENTUCKY
U.S. Senate Rand Paul (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

LOUISIANA
CD-03 Hunt Downer (4d)
Jeff Landry (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-04 John Fleming (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

MAINE
CD-02 Jason Levesque (4a, d; 5b)won primary

MARYLAND
CD-02 Francis Trendwell (4a,d; 7; 16)
CD-04 Robert Broadus (4a,d)won primary
CD-05 Collins Bailey (1)
CD-06 Roscoe Bartlett (Incumbent) (4a)won primary
CD-07 Frank Mirabile Jr. (4a, d) won primary
CD-08 Mike Philips (4a)

Christine Thran (1)


MASSACHUSETTS
CD-04 Earl Sholley (1)
CD-05 Bob Shapiro (1)
CD-06 Rob McCarthy (1)
CD-07 Gerry Dembrowski (4a, 5a)won primary

Thomas Tierney (9a)


MICHIGAN
CD-01 Dan Benishek (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Don Hooper (4d)
CD-02 Bill Huizenga (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Wayne Kuipers (1)
Ted Schendel (1)
CD-03 Bill Hardiman (1)
CD-05 Rick Wilson (1)
CD-07 Tim Walberg (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 Mike Rogers (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-09 Rocky Raczkowski (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-10 Candice Miller (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-11 Thaddeus McCotter (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-12 Donald Volaric (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-14 Pauline Montie (4d)
CD-15 John "Jack" Lynch (1)

MINNESOTA
CD-02 John Kline (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-04 Teresa Collett (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-06 Michele Bachmann (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-07 Lee Byberg (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 Chip Cravaack (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

MISSISSIPPI
CD-01 Alan Nunnelee (4a)won primary
CD-02 Bill Marcy (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

MISSOURI
U.S. Senate Roy Blunt (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-02 Todd Akin (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-03 Ed Martin (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-04 Vicky Hartzler (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-05 Jacob Turk (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-09 Blaine Luetkemeyer (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

NEW HAMPSHIRE
U.S. Senate Ovide Lamotagne (1)
CD-01 Peter Bearse (5a, f)
Frank Guinta (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Rick Parent (1)

NEW JERSEY
CD-01 Dale Glading (4a)won primary
CD-06 Anna Little (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

NEW MEXICO
CD-02 Steve Pearce (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

NEW YORK
CD-05 James Milano (4a, d)won primary
CD-06 Asher Taub (4d)won primary
CD-09 Robert Turner (4a)won primary
CD-13 Michael Grimm (4a)won primary
CD-27 Leonard Roberto (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

NORTH CAROLINA
CD-07 Illario Pantano (4a)won primary
CD-10 Patrick McHenry (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-13 William Randall (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

OHIO
CD-02 Jean Schmidt (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-05 Bob Latta (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 John Boehner (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-10 Peter Corrigan (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-17 Jim Graham (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-18 Robert Gibbs (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

OKLAHOMA
CD-01 Kenneth Rice (1)
CD-02 Dan Arnett (1)

Charles Thompson (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

CD-04 R.J. Harris (1)
CD-05 Kevin Calvey (1)
Rick Flanigan (1)
Mike Thompson (1)

OREGON
CD-04 Art Robinson (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

PENNSYLVANIA
CD-02 Rick Hellberg (4a, b, c, d; 5a, b, c, f; 6; 8; 12) won primary
CD-03 Mike Kelly (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-04 Keith Rothfus (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-09 Bill Shuster (Incumbent) (4a)won primary
CD-10 Tom Marino (4a, d)won primary
CD-11 Lou Barletta (4a)won primary
CD-17 Dave Argall (4a, d)won primary

RHODE ISLAND
CD-01 Kara Russo (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PAC

SOUTH CAROLINA
CD-02 Joe Wilson (Incumbent) (4a)won primary

TENNESSEE
CD-05 David Hall (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-06 Diane Black (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-08 Stephen Fincher (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

TEXAS
CD-02 Ted Poe (Incumbent) (4d)won primary
CD-09 Steve Mueller (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-15 Eddie Zamora (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-16 Tim Besco (4a)won primary
CD-17 Bill Flores (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-18 John Faulk (4a, d)won primary
CD-20 Clayton Trotter (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-24 Kenny Marchant (Incumbent) (4d)won primary
CD-25 Donna Campbell (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-27 R. Blake Farenthold (16)won primary
CD-30 Stephen Broden (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

VIRGINIA
CD-10 Frank Wolf (Incumbent) (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
CD-11 Keith Fimian (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary still counting . . .

WASHINGTON
U.S. Senate Clint Didier (1)
CD-02 John Koster (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary still counting . . .

WEST VIRGINIA
CD-01 David McKinley (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary

WISCONSIN
U.S. Senate Ron Johnson (4a)won primary
CD-04 Kenneth Lipinski (1)
CD-07 Daniel Mielke (1)
CD-08 Reid Ribble (1)Endorsed  by RNC/Life PACwon primary
Roger Roth (1)

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