2023 Voter Guides for PRIMARY ELECTION
One of the many resources that Right to Life of Southwest Indiana (RTL) provides for the pro-life community is the Voters Guide. For every election, RTL sends a survey to registered candidates to answer questions about abortion and other life-bearing questions. The surveys are graded and provided to you, the voter, to inform you of candidates’ positions.
Most people when running for office have ambitions for a higher office, which makes the voter guide even more important. No matter how small the office for which a candidate is running, it’s important to vote for candidates that support life! Start with Life as you step into the voting booth!
Mount Vernon- Republican
Mount Vernon- Democrat
Democrat Party Platform on Abortion (www.democrats.org)
Republican Party Platform on Abortion (www.gop.com)
Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion. We will repeal the Title X domestic gag rule and restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides vital preventive and reproductive health care for millions of people, especially low-income people, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ people, including in underserved areas.
Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to
reproductive health and rights. We will repeal the Hyde Amendment, and protect and codify the right to reproductive freedom. We condemn acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff. We will address the discrimination and barriers that inhibit meaningful access to reproductive health care services, including those based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, income, disability, geography, and other factors.
Democrats oppose restrictions on medication abortion care that are inconsistent with the most
recent medical and scientific evidence and that do not protect public health.
Protecting Human Life
The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth.
We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare. We urge all states and Congress to make it a crime to acquire, transfer, or sell fetal tissues from elective abortions for research, and we call on Congress to enact a ban on any sale of fetal body parts. In the meantime, we call on Congress to ban the practice of misleading women on so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact revealed by a 2015 investigation. We will not fund or subsidize healthcare that includes abortion coverage.