Trustee Election
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  • RIGHT TO LIFE
  • SEX EDUCATION
  • ABORTION SERVICES
Winning Issue » ABORTION SERVICES


In the 1973 case of Roe vs. Wade, our Supreme Court ruled it is a woman's right to have an abortion until the time a fetus is viable. It defined viability as the ability of a fetus to live outside the womb. The Court said this usually occurs between 24 and 28 weeks after conception. Between 1973 and 2008, nearly 50 million American fetuses were legally aborted. About 90% of these abortions were performed during the first trimester, or prior to the 13th week of gestation. The main reasons women give for having an abortion included their inability to afford a child (75%) and that having a baby would interfere with school or work (75%). Health problems were responsible for 12% of these decisions and about 1% of women who chose to end their pregnancy reported they were the survivors of rape. There were 623,471 abortions reported in 2016.

Pro-life advocates want all abortions outlawed because Row vs. Wade does not take into account the welfare of the unborn. They claim life begins at conception and aborting a fetus is comparable to murdering a person. Pro-choice advocates claim life does not begin until very late in gestation, or even until birth. They do not believe abortion takes the life of a person. They say only a woman knows if she is a ready to become a parent and that abortion helps ensure the birth of children who are wanted. Pro-life and pro-choice advocates also disagree as to whether a woman's right to make this decision is protected by the Constitution.

Pending Legislation: H.R.18 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Christopher Smith (NJ)
Status: House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (Judiciary)
Chair: Rep. Steve Cohen (TN)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current abortion services policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support modifying provisions relating to federal funding for, and health insurance coverage of, abortions by:

    1.) Prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions or for health coverage that includes abortions.

    2.) Prohibiting abortions in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee.

    3.) Allowing exemptions to restrictions on the use of federal funds in cases of rape, incest, or where a physical disorder, injury, or illness endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.

    4.) Prohibiting qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support modifying provisions relating to federal funding for, and health insurance coverage of, abortions by:

    1.) Prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions or for health coverage that includes abortions.

    2.) Prohibiting abortions in a federal health care facility or by a federal employee.

    3.) Allowing exemptions to restrictions on the use of federal funds in cases of rape, incest, or where a physical disorder, injury, or illness endangers a woman's life unless an abortion is performed.

    4.) Prohibiting qualified health plans from including coverage for abortions.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.18 - No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, National Right to Life Committee will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate against abortion.

The mission of National Right to Life is to protect and defend the most fundamental right of humankind, the right to life of every innocent human being from the beginning of life to natural death. Founded in 1968, National Right to Life is the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. National Right to Life is the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters. Through education and legislation, National Right to Life is working to restore legal protection to the most defenseless members of our society who are threatened by abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 26, 2021