Illinois Federation for Right to Life
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The Illinois Federation for Right to Life (IFRL) believes that unborn children should be protected by law, and that abortion should be permitted only when necessary to prevent the death of the mother. Under what circumstances, if any, do you believe that abortion should be legal?
(A) Only to prevent the death of the mother.
(B) To prevent the death of the mother, in cases of incest, and in report cases of forcible rape.
1) Do you support the complete reversal of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, thereby allowing the state legislatures and Congress to once again protect unborn children?
2) Would you support legislation to require that any mother considering an abortion first must be provided with clear and accurate information about the capacity of an unborn child to feel pain?
3) Would you support legislation to require that any mother considering an abortion first must be provided with clear and accurate information about possible alternatives to lessen or avoid pain?
4) Would you support federal legislation to prohibit anyone from advertising abortions or performing abortions for the purpose of sex selection?
5) Will you vote for measures to protect living human embryos from being used for medical experiments that would harm or kill them, including so-called “embryonic stem cell research” that would require the killing of human embryos, regardless of the method used to create these human embryos?
6) Would you oppose any legislation that would authorize federal funding of research for which the killing of human embryos would be a predicate step or necessary part?
7) Would you support a legal prohibition on all human cloning, including the creation of human embryos by cloning?
8) Would you oppose legislation that would permit the creation of human embryos by cloning but in effect require the death of each such embryo (that is, legislation to “ban reproductive cloning” but simultaneously permit so-called “therapeutic cloning”)?
9) Would you support legislation to require that any recipient of federal National Institutes of Health funds must not engage in the creation or use of cloned human embryos?
10) Would you support federal legislation that would prevent “fetus farming” in humans, by prohibiting establishing a human pregnancy for any purpose other than intending a live birth?
11) Would you vote against the use of taxpayer funds for abortion except to save the life of the mother?
12) Besides Medicaid, would you vote against weakening the existing bans on the use of any congressionally appropriated funds for abortion in bills covering the military, federal employees, the District of Columbia, etc., with the same exceptions as the Hyde Amendment?
13) Would you vote against legislation that would allow the performance of abortions at U.S. Military facilities, even if privately funded (except to save the life of the mother, or in the case of rape and incest)?
14) Would you support legislation to make organizations that operate abortion clinics (not bona fide hospitals) ineligible for Title 10 funding?
15) Would you vote for legislation the requires that in order to be eligible for U. S. Population-control funds, a private overseas organization must agree not to perform abortions (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest) or to “actively promote abortion as a method of family planning?
16) Will you vote against U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)?
17) Would you vote for legislation that makes it an offense to transport a minor across state lines to evade a parental involvement requirement?
18) Would you vote for legislation to clarify that drugs whose use is generally prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act shall not legally be prescribed or dispensed to assist suicide or for euthanasia?
19. Will you vote against any bill that imposes any limits on the rights of older Americans to financially supplement the government contribution in order to obtain Medicare health insurance or any government plan to obtain coverage that is less likely to ration medical treatment and prescription drugs?
20) Will you vote to prevent involuntary denial of lifesaving medical treatment by amending the Patient Self-Determination Act to provide that in cases in which a health care provider is unwilling to provide treatment, food or fluids that is desired by the patient or the patient’s surrogate and that in reasonable medical judgment is necessary to prevent the patient’s death, the provider must allow the patient to be transferred to a willing provider and provide the treatment pending transfer?
21) Do you oppose rationing of lifesaving medical treatment as a means of cost control?
22) Would you oppose any proposed health plan that would use the tax payer funds to pay for abortions?
23) Will you oppose a proposed health plan that forces American citizens to participate in a health plan under the control of the Federal Government that would ration health care, pay for abortions and deny the individual the right to purchase a health plan the reflects their personal beliefs and values?
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on the new date: February 2nd, 2010!
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