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the candidates stand (In life issues.

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that we will n(Jt accept candidates fr(Jm either party wh(J sUPP(Jrt ab(Jrti(Jn. We must send the str(Jng stiJnal that p(Jlitical candidates wh(J sUf'/J(Jrt the killing (Jf unb(Jrn chIldren d(J n(Jt have the ability t(J adequately represent us at an!l

level (Jfg(Jvernment. To put educational opportunities, taxation or better jobs before the protection of innocent hUMan life is ethically questionable. Provided with scientific fact that the unborn are livin9 hUMan bein9s, how can we vote for a candidate who sup足 ports the unfettered killin9 of defenseless children? The le9 al "ri9 hfl' to destroy the life of an unborn child for social and econOMic reasons Must end. One tool we all possess that can end this policy of destruction is (Jur inf(Jrmed v(Jte.

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey US CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES

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PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON November 6,2012

The following survey questions were submitted to each U.S. House candidate listed below: 1. With respect to any health care restructuring legislation, would you vote for language, along the lines of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, that would cover all provisions of the legislation with strong prohibitions on federal subsidies for abortion and insurance plans that cover abortion, and strong guarantees against federal pro-abortion regulatory mandates, on a permanent basis (i.e. without requiring that Congress renew pro-life restrictions on an annual basis)? 2. Do you support a ban on all efforts to clone human embryos? 3. Do you oppose using federal funding for embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 4. Would you vote to oppose any efforts to weaken or eliminate the current Hyde Amendment policy that prohibits federal Medicaid money from being used to pay for most abortions, or for being used for managed-care plans that include abortion? 5. Do you support a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restore legal protection for unborn children? 6. Would you vote against any attempt to weaken or repeal current federal law that prohibits most abortions at overseas abortions? 7. Would you vote to reinstate the Mexico City Policy which restricts U.S. funding for most overseas abortions? 8. Would you vote against U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund, which participates heavily in China's population-control program that includes coerced abortion and promotes expanded access to abortion worldwide? 9. Would you vote for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act in order to make it afederal crime to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion, if this action circumvents a state law requiring involvement of a parent or judge in the girl's abortion decision? 10. Would you vote for legislation that would make abortion clinics, and organizations that operate abortion clinics, ineligible for Title X funding? 11. Would you vote for legislation to ensure that drugs federally controlled under the Controlled Substances Act may not be prescribed or dispensed for the purpose of assisting suicide? 12. Do you support your political party's national platform on abortion? 13. Will you endorse, finanCially support, or in any other way work to help re-elect President Barack Obama, or the election of any other candidate of any party who sup足 ports abortion on demand for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy? 14. Do you support the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, that restricts election-related activities by nonprofits? 15. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? A) Abortion should never be legal; B) Life of the mother only; C) Rape and/or incest; D) Other: ; or E) Abortion should be legal in all cases. Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond. "?" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond.

First

Last

Office

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

Q7

QS

Q9

Q10

Q11

Q12

Q13

Q14

Q15

Dr. Larry

Bucshon

US Conqress 8th District

Y

Y

Y

Y

N'

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

B

Dave

Crooks

US Conqress 8th District

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

See other side for Presidential Candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Positions on Life. The following survey questions were submitted to each U.S. Senate candidate listed below: 1. With respect to any health care restructuring legislation, would you vote for language, along the lines of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, that would cover all provisions of the legislation with strong prohibitions on federal subsidies for abortion and insurance plans that cover abortion, and strong guarantees against federal pro-abortion regulatory mandates, on a permanent basis (i.e. without requiring that Congress renew pro-life restrictions on an annual basis)? 2. Would you oppose the confirmation of any nominee for the United States Suprerne Court, or any other federal judicial nominee, who believes that Roe vs. Wade was correclly decided? 3. Do you support a ban on all efforts to clone human embryos? 4. Do you oppose using federal funding for embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 5. Would you vote to oppose any efforts to weaken or eliminate the current Hyde Amendment policy that prohibits federal Medicaid money from being used to pay for most abortions, or for being used for managed-care plans that include abortion? 6. Do you support a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restore legal protection for unborn children? 7. Would you vote against any attempt to weaken or repeal current federal law that prohibits most abortions at overseas abortions? 8. Would you vote to reinstate the Mexico City Policy which restricts U.S. funding for most overseas abortions? 9. Would you vote against U.S. funding of the United Nations Population Fund, which participates heavily in China's population-control program that includes coerced abortion and promotes expanded access to abortion worldwide? 10. Would you vote for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act in order to make it afederal crime to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion, if this action circumvents astate law requiring involvement of a parent or judge in the girl's abortion decision? 11. Would you vote for legislation that would make abortion clinics, and organizations that operate abortion clinics, ineligible for Title X funding? 12. Would you vote for legislation to ensure that drugs federally controlled under the Controlled Substances Act may not be prescribed or dispensed for the purpose of assisting suicide? 13. Do you support your political party's national platform on abortion? 14. Will you endorse, finanCially support, or in any other way work to help re-elect President Barack Obama, or the election of any other candidate of any party who sup足 ports abortion on demand for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy? 15. Do you support the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, that restricts election-related activities by nonprofits? 16. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? A) Abortion should never be legal; B) Life of the mother only; C) Rape and/or incest; D) Other: ; or E) Abortion should be legal in all cases. Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond "7" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond

First

Last

Office

Joe

Donnelly

US Senate-Indiana

Richard

Mourdock

US Senate-Indiana

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

Q7

QS

Q9

Q10

Q11

Q12

Q13

Q14

Q15

Q16

NR NR

Q1

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

B

Y

Y


Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey

PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON November 6,2012

INDIANA GUBERNATORIAL

The following survey questions were submitted to each Governor Candidate listed below: 1. Do you support Indiana's informed consent law that requires that women considering abortion be given, in writing, facts on the risks of abortion, information on alter足 natives to abortion, and information on fetal development, at least 18 hours prior to an abortion? 2. Do you support Indiana law that prohibits partial-birth abortion, the procedure that kills a living child during delivery? 3. Do you support legislation requiring that abortion clinics dispose of aborted children in a humane manner, instead of treating remains as "medical waste" as is currently allowed? 4. Do you support conscience clause legislation that would give pharmacy workers the right to refuse dispensing drugs that can be used to cause abortions? 5. Would you oppose any attempts to change the current Indiana standard of teaching abstinence-only education in public schools by replacing it with so-called "comprehensive' sex education that includes, among other things, teaching Indiana schoolchildren how to use condoms and other birth control? 6. Do you support current Indiana law that bans assisted suicide? 7. Do you support a ban on all efforts to clone human embryos? 8. Do you support a ban on fetal stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 9. Are you opposed to using taxpayer funding to pay for elective abortions? 10. Do you support the removal of all state-<Jirected funding for Indiana's largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood of Indiana? 11. Do you support Indiana law that defines human physical life as beginning at fertilization, i.e. when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm? 12. Do you support your political party's national platform on abortion? 13. Will you endorse, financially support, or in any other way work to help re-elect President Barack Obama, or any other candidate of any party who supports abortion on demand for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy? 14. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? A) Abortion should never be legal; B) Life of the mother only; C) Rape and/or incest; D) Other; E) Abortion should be legal in all cases. Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond . "U" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond.

First John

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

QS

Q6

Q7

Q8

Q9

Q10

Q11

Q12

Governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

U

N

Y

N

Y

N

Last Greqq

Office

Q13

Q14

B,C

Mike

Pence

Governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

B

Sue

Elspermann

Lt. Governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

B

Vi

SimQSon

Lt. Governor

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Kay

FleminfL

Attorne'iGeneral

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Greq

Zoeller

Attorney General

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

B

Tony

Bennett

Super Public Instruction

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

B,C

Glenda

Ritz

Super Public Instruction

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR


Rig~ife' of Sou till ves t Indiana

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey STATE OFFICES

PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON November 6,2012

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The following survey questions were submitted to each local candidate listed below: 1. When does life begin? (Choose one) 1) at fertilization/conception ; 2) at viability outside the womb; 3) at time of heartbeat (approx 3-6 wks); 4) at birth. 2. Should ELLA the morning-after pill) be available, without prescription, on drug or grocery store shelves? 3. Do you support legislation requiring a doctor's presence when RU-486 (chemical abortion procedure using a two-step pill process) is administered? 4. Are you opposed to using taxpayer funding to pay for elective abortions? 5. Should abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, receive any state funding (MEDICAID for non-abortion and Title X-family planning ser足 vices) to help defray overhead costs? 6. Did you know that there are medical clinics other than Planned Parenthood in Southwest Indiana that provide "family planning" services funded by MEDICAID, and Title X and Title XX funding for low income men and women? 7. Do you support enforcement of statutory penalties against abortion clinics, "family planning" clinics, or others, who fail to report suspected child abuse, as required by Indiana law, when a child under the age of 14 provides evidence of sexual activity? 8. Do you support a ban on fetal/embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 9. Do you support legislation requiring that Indiana high schools include fetal development in required health education curriculum? 10. Do you support current Indiana law that bans assisted suicide? 11 . Did you vote for or would you have voted for HEA 1210, Abortion Matters, passed during the 2011 General Assembly session, which de-funded Planned Parenthood, increased information provided to the mother regarding the infant, established requirement abortion performing physician have local admitting privileges? 12. States legislatures outside Indiana have enacted or are considering bills that would further restrict abortion availability. Would you support legislation that would restrict abortions based on 1) fetal pain (20 wks); 2) heartbeat (6 wks); 3) personhood (at fertilization); 4) higher abortion clinic licensing standards? 13. Should religious institutions, business owners, and individuals be forced to provide contraceptive drugs, sterilization services and abortion inducing drugs as part of their health insurance plan against their moral conscience? 14. Should RU-486 only be administered by physicians on site in clinics currently certified to perform surgical abortions? 15. Would you support legislation that protects the personal conscience of health care providers and professionals, including pharmacists, from work place discrimination for their decision not to participate in any phase of an abortion procedure? 16. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? (choose one) 1) abortion should never be legal; 2) to save the life of the mother only; 3) to save the life of the mother, rape, and incest; 4) if the child is determined to have mental or physical disabilities; 5) abortion should be legal in all cases. 17. Have you participated in any of the following Right to Life Southwest Indiana sponsored events? 1) Annual Banquet; 2) Life Chain; 3) March for Life; 4) 40 Days for Life 18. Does (will) your campaign literature include your position on abortion?

Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond. "?" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond.

First

Last

Office

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

Q7 Q8

Q9

Q10

Q11

Q12

Q13

Q14

Q15

Q16

Q17

Q18

NR

NR

NR

NR

Vaneta

Becker

Senate Dist 50

NR

NR NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Terry A.

White

Senate Dist 50

1

N Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1

Y

MarkA.

Norton

State Hse 64

NR

NR NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Thomas W.

Washburne

State Hse 64

1

N Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1

Y

Ron

Bacon

State Hse 75

1

N Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1,2

Y

Kevin

Derr

State Hse 75

NR

NR NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Wendy

McNamara

State Hse 76

3

N Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

3

1,2

N

W. Trent

Van Haften

State Hse 76

NR

NR NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Alan

Leibundquth

State Hse 77

1

N Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1,2

Y

Gail

Riecken

State Hse 77

NR

NR NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Suzanne

Crouch

State Hse 78

1

N Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

3

1

Y

Call the Right to Li fe of Southwest Indiana office at (812) 474-3195 or visit www.evansvilleforlife.comfor any additional information.

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 308 Evansville, IN 47708

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey VANDERBURGH COUNTY

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PLEASE EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON November 6, 2012

The following survey questions were submitted to each local candidate listed below: 1. When does life begin? (Choose one) 1) at fertilization/conception; 2) at viability outside the womb; 3) at time of heartbeat (approx 3-6 wks); 4) at birth. 2. Is it important that the electorate know a local candidate's position on life since local elected offices are the incubators for future state and federal office holders? 3. Will you support an ordinance that requires a potential abortion clinic operator to give 90-days public notice and to hold public hearings on the site selected, type of procedures to be per足 formed and limit locations available? 4. Should ELLA the moming-after pill) be available, without prescription, on drug or grocery store shelves? 5. Do you think that it was an appropriate use of local taxpayer funds when Bloomington and Monroe County Indiana Councils each appropriated $1000 in taxpayer funds for the local Planned Parenthood clinic? 6. Are you opposed to using taxpayer funding to pay for elective abortions? 7. Should abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, receive any state funding (MEDICAID non-abortion and family planning services) to defray overhead costs? 8. Did you know that there are medical clinics other than Planned Parenthood in Southwest Indiana that provide "family planning" services funded by MEDICAID, and Title X and Title XX funding for low income men and women? 9. Do you support a ban on fetal/embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 10. Do you support legislation requiring that Indiana high schools include fetal development in required health education curriculum? 11. Do you support current Indiana law that bans assisted suicide? 12. State legislatures outside Indiana have enacted or are considering bills that would further restrict abortion availability. Would you support legislation that would restlict abortions based on 1) fetal pain (20 wks); 2) heartbeat (6 wks); 3) personhood (at fertilization); 4) higher abortion clinic licensing standards? 13. Should religious institutions, business owners, and individuals be forced to provide contraceptive drugs, sterilization services and abortion inducing drugs as part of their health insurance plan against their moral conscience? 14. Should RU-486 only be administered by physicians on site in clinics currently certified to perform surgical abortions? 15. Would you support legislation that protects the personal conscience of health care providers and profeSSionals, including pharmaCists, from work place discrimination for their decision not to partiCipate in any phase of an abortion procedure? 16. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? (choose one) 1) abortion should never be legal; 2) to save the life of the mother only; 3) to save the life of the mother, rape, and incest; 4) if the child is determined to have mental or physical disabilities; 5) abortion should be legal in all cases. 17. Have you partiCipated in any of the following Right to Life Southwest Indiana sponsored events? 1) Annual Banquet; 2) Life Chain; 3) March for Life; 4) 40 Days for Life. 18. Does (will) your campaign literature include your position on abortion?

Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond. "?" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond. "10" indicates a question to inform candidates of an issue. Office

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

Q7

Q8

Q9

Ql0

Qll

Q12

Q13

Q14

Q15

Q16

Q17

Q18

Joe

Kiefer

Cit. Comm.

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

1

1,2

Y Y

First

Last

Stephen

Melcher

Cly. Comm.

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1,2,4,5

Ed

Bassemier

Coun Large

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1

Y

Mike

Goebel

Coun Large

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

3

0

N N

Angela

Koehler Lindse}',

Coun Large

1

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

0

Julia

May

Coun Large

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

0

N

Stan

Wheeler

Coun Large

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Jeremy

Meeks

Coun Large

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

1,2

N

Chris

Walsh

Clerk

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Debra

Stucki

Clerk

1

Y

NR

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

NR

Y

3

0

N

Rick

Davis

Treasurer

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Susan K.

Kirk

Treasurer

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1,2

0

N

Ann

Eickhoff Groves

Coroner

1

Y

Y

N

NR

Y

Y

10

N

Y

Y

NR

NR

NR

NR

2,3

0

N

GafY..

Gulled9..e

Coroner

3

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

3

0

Y

Z

Tuley

Recorder

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Cliff

Holm

Recorder

3

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

N

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

3

NR

N

Linda

Freeman

Surveyor

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Jeff

Mueller

Surveyor

1

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

NR

Y

NR

Y

N

Y

Y

3

1,5

N

Terry

Gamblin

School Bd #3

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

1

0

N

David

Gibson

School Bd #3

1

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

10

Y

Y

NR

Y

N

NR

Y

2,3

0

N

Anthony

Ricketts

School Bd #3

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

William

Singleton

School Bd #3

3

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

10

N

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

3

0

N

Jeff E. Lon Karen

Worthington Walter Ragland

School Bd #3 School Bd #1 School Bd #1

NR 1 NR

NR

NR

NR 10 NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

Y

Y

Y

Y

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR N NR

NR

Y

NR

NR N NR

Y

NR

NR N NR

NR

Y

NR N NR

NR

Y

NR

NR

NR 1 NR

NR 1,2 NR

NR N NR

Call the Right to Life of Southwest Indiana office at (812) 474-3195 or visit www.rtiswin.org for any additional information.

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November 6 Election Report Card Federal and State

November 6 Election Report Card Vanderburgh County Commissioner District 1 Joe Kiefer*

President Barack Obama* (see enclosed form)a Mitt Romney (see enclosed form)a

F.

A+

Commissioner District 3 Stephen Melcher*

A

A+

Conntv Council at Large U.S. Senate Joe Donnelly Richard Mourdock

F­ A+

U.S. House of Re~resentatives Larry D. Bucshon* Dave Crooks

A

F-

Governor John R. Gregg Mike Pence

C

A+

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Vi Simpson

A+

F-

Su~t.

A+ A

F-

State Senate District 50 Vaneta Becker* Terry A. White

F­ A

State House District 64 Mark A. Norton Thomas W. Washburne

F­ A+ B

F-

State House District 77 Alan Leibundguth Gail Riecken*

A+

F-

State House District 78 Suzanne Crouch*

F-

C

Treasurer Rick Davis* Susan K. Kirk

F­ A

Coroner B B

Recorder

F­ F

Surveyor Linda Freeman leffMueller

F­ C

School Board-District 3 Terry Gamblin David Gibson Anthony Ricketts William Singleton 1eff Worthington

A+ C

F­ F F-

School Board-District 1

State House District 76 Wendy McNamara* W. Trent Van Haften

Chris Walsh Debra Stucki

B

A A A+

Clerk

Z Tuley Cliff Holm

Of Public Instruction Tony Bennett* Glenda Ritz

A+

Annie Eickhoff Groves * Gary Gulledge

Attorney General Kay Fleming Greg Zoeller*

Ed Bassmeier Mike Goebel Angela Koehler Lindsey* Julia May Jeremy Meeks Stan Wheeler

A

E. Lon Walter Karen Ragland *Incumbent - Failed to return survey a Where do the Candidates Stand on Life These grades are NOT an endorsement, but a score reflecting candidates responses to Life Survey. Note: These were the candidates who had filed at the time of the survey.

A+


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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey WARRICK COUNTY

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The following survey questions were submitted to each local candidate listed below: 1. When does life begin? (Choose one) 1) at fertilization/conception; 2) at viability outside the womb; 3) at time of heartbeat (approx 3-6 wks); 4) at birth. 2. Is it important that the electorate know a local candidate's position on life since local elected offices are the incubators for future state and federal of­ fice holders? 3. Will you support an ordinance that requires a potential abortion clinic operator to give 90-days public notice and to hold public hearings on the site selected, type of procedures to be performed and limit locations available? 4. Should ELLA the morning-after pill) be available, without prescription, on drug or grocery store shelves? 5. Do you think that it was an appropriate use of local taxpayer funds when Bloomington and Monroe County Indiana Councils each appropriated $1000 in taxpayer funds for the local Planned Parenthood clinic? 6. Are you opposed to using taxpayer funding to pay for elective abortions? 7. Should abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, receive any state funding (MEDICAID non-abortion and family planning services) to defray overhead costs? 8. Did you know that there are medical clinics other than Planned Parenthood in Southwest Indiana that provide "family planning" services funded by MEDICAID, and Title X and Title XX funding for low income men and women? 9. Do you support a ban on fetal/embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 10. Do you support legislation requiring that Indiana high schools include fetal development in required health education curriculum? 11. Do you support current Indiana law that bans assisted suicide? 12. States legislatures outside Indiana have enacted or are conSidering bills that would further restrict abortion availability. Would you support legislation that would restrict abortions based on 1) fetal pain (20 wks); 2) heartbeat (6 wks); 3) personhood (at fertilization); 4) higher abortion clinic licensing standards? 13. Should religious institutions, business owners, and individuals be forced to provide contraceptive drugs, sterilization services and abortion inducing drugs as part of their health insurance plan against their moral conscience? 14. Should RU-486 only be administered by physicians on site in clinics currently certified to perform surgical abortions? 15. Would you support legislation that protects the personal conscience of health care providers and professionals, including pharmacists, from work place discrimination for their decision not to participate in any phase of an abortion procedure? 16. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? (choose one) 1) abortion should never be legal; 2) to save the life of the mother only; 3) to save the life of the mother, rape, and incest; 4) if the child is determined to have mental or physical disabilities; 5) abortion should be legal in all cases. 17. Have you participated in any of the following Right to Life Southwest Indiana sponsored events? 1) Annual Banquet; 2) Life Chain; 3) March for Life; 4) 40 Days for Life 18. Does (will) your campaign literature include your position on abortion? Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond. "?" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond. "10" indicates a question to inform candidates of an issue. Last Mosbey

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Reid

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Spinks

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Don

Williams

Cly Commis

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Tony L.

Curtis

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Justin

Freeman

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Overton

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Christmas

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Holweqer

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Pat

Brooks

Treasurer

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 308 Evansville, IN 47708

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November 6 Election Report Card Warrick County

November 6 Election Report Card Federal and State President Barack Obama*(see enclosed form )~ Mitt Romney (see enclosed form)o U.S. Senate Joe DOlmelly Richard Mourdock

Commissioner District 1 Tim Mosbey* Richard A. Reid

F. A

A+ A+

Commissioner District 3 Steve Spinks Don Williams*

A A+

A+ County Council at Large

U.S. House of Rel!resentatives Larry D. Bucshon* Dave Crooks Governor John R. Gregg Mike Pence Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Vi Simpson Attorney General Kay Fleming Greg Zoeller* SUl!t. Of Public Instruction Tony Bennett* Glenda Ritz

A

FC A+

A+

F-

Charlie R. Christmas Tony L. Curtis Justin Freeman Allan Holweger John Mattingly Brad Overton

B F­ F­ C F­

Sarah E. Topper*

A+

A

Clerk

Treasurer Pat McIntyre Brooks Shannon Weisheit*

A+ A+

Coroner

F­ A+

Eddie Goff* Robert "Bob" Irvin

A+ D

Recorder

A

Jill Barnett Yvonne Hughes

B F-

FSurveyor Phil Baxter*

State Senate District 50 Vaneta Becker* Terry A. White

State House District 75 Ron Bacon* Kevin Derr

A+

A

F-

*Incumbent eFailed to return survey oWhere do the Candidates Stand on Life

These grades are NOT an endorsement, but ascore reflecting candidates responses to Life Survey. Note: These were the candidates who had filed at the time of the survey.

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 2012 Candidate Survey POSEY COUNTY

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The following survey questions were submitted to each local candidate listed below: 1. When does life begin? (Choose one) 1) at fertilization/conception; 2) at viability outside the womb; 3) at time of heartbeat (approx 3-6 wks); 4) at birth. 2. Is it important that the electorate know a local candidate's position on life since local elected offices are the incubators for future state and federal of­ fice holders? 3. Will you support an ordinance that requires a potential abortion clinic operator to give 90-days public notice and to hold public hearings on the site selected, type of procedures to be performed and limit locations available? 4. Should ELLA the morning-after pill) be available, without prescription, on drug or grocery store shelves? 5. Do you think that it was an appropriate use of local taxpayer funds when Bloomington and Monroe County Indiana Councils each appropriated $1000 in taxpayer funds for the local Planned Parenthood clinic? 6. Are you opposed to using taxpayer funding to pay for elective abortions? 7. Should abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, receive any state funding (MEDICAID non-abortion and family planning services) to defray overhead costs? 8. Did you know that there are medical clinics other than Planned Parenthood in Southwest Indiana that provide "family planning" services funded by MEDICAID, and Title X and Title XX funding for low income men and women? 9. Do you support a ban on fetal/embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos? 10. Do you support legislation requiring that Indiana high schools include fetal development in required health education curriculum? 11. Do you support current Indiana law that bans assisted suicide? 12. States legislatures outside Indiana have enacted or are considering bills that would further restrict abortion availability. Would you support legislation that would restrict abortions based on 1) fetal pain (20 wks); 2) heartbeat (6 wks); 3) personhood (at fertilization); 4) higher abortion clinic licensing standards? 13. Should religious institutions, business owners, and individuals be forced to provide contraceptive drugs, sterilization services and abortion inducing drugs as part of their health insurance plan against their moral conscience? 14. Should RU-486 only be administered by physicians on site in clinics currently certified to perform surgical abortions? 15. Would you support legislation that protects the personal conscience of health care providers and professionals, including pharmacists, from work place discrimination for their decision not to participate in any phase of an abortion procedure? 16. Under what circumstances do you believe abortion should be legal? (choose one) 1) abortion should never be legal; 2) to save the life of the mother only; 3) to save the life of the mother, rape, and incest; 4) if the child is determined to have mental or physical disabilities; 5) abortion should be legal in all cases. 17. Have you participated in any of the following Right to Life Southwest Indiana sponsored events? 1) Annual Banquet; 2) Life Chain; 3) March for Life; 4) 40 Days for Life 18. Does (will) your campaign literature include your position on abortion?

Candidates responses are listed below All candidates were given equal opportunity to respond. "?" indicates the candidate responded "unsure" to a question. "NR" indicates the candidate did not respond. "10" indicates a question to inform candidates of an issue. First Carl John K.

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Call the Right to Life of Southwest Indi­ ana office at (812) 474-3195 or visit www.rtlswin.org for any additional infor­ mation.

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana 20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 308 Evansville, IN 47708

You are encouraged to share this infor­ mation with all of your family and friends. Permission granted to copy and distribute with no alterations.


November 6 Election Report Card

Federal and State

President Barack Obama *(see enclosed fonn) Mitt Romney (see enclosed fonn)a U.S. Senate Joe Donnelly Richard Mourdock U.S. House of Renresentatives Larry D. Bucshon* Dave Crooks Governor John R. Gregg Mike Pence

F. A

F­ A+

A

FC A+

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Vi Simpson

A+

Attorney General Kay Fleming Greg Zoeller*

F-

A+

November 6 Election Report Card Posey County Commissioner District 1 John Sherretz Carl Schmitz

A

State House District 64 MarkA. Norton Thomas W. Washburne

State House District 76 Wendy McNamara* W. Trent Van Haften

B

F-

A+

F-

A

Commissioner District 3 Scott Moye* Jerry R. Walden

A+

County Council at Large Bob Gentil Martin Redman Ralph Weinzapfel

F­ F­ F-

Treasurer Chris Harp Roy Maynard

A+ A

Surveyor Paul Breeze

A+

*Incumbent eFailed to return survey aWhere do the Candidates Stand on Life These grades are NOT an endorsement, but a score reflecting candidates responses to Life Survey. Note: These were the candidates who had filed at the time of the survey.

Sunt. Of Public Instruction Tony Bennett* Glenda Ritz

F.


Exercise Your Right to Vote lues Nov 6th

Party Platforms on Abortion REPUBLICAN PLATFORM (200S) "Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appOintment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life. We have made progress. The Supreme Court has upheld prohibitions against the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. States are now permitted to extend health-care coverage to children before birth. And the Born Alive Infants Protection Act has become law; this law ensures that infants who are born alive during an aboriton receive all treatment and care that is provided to all newborn infants and are not neglected and left to die. We must protect girls from exploitation and statutory rape through a parental notification requirement. We all have a moral obligation to assist, not to penalize, women struggling with the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. At its core, abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life. Women deserve better than abortion. Every effort should be made to work with women considering abortion to enable and empower them to choose life. We salute those who provide them alternatives, including pregnancy care centers, and we take pride in the tremendous increase in adoptions that has followed Republican legislative initiatives."

DEMOCRAT PLATFORM (200S) "The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right. The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to comprehensive affordable family planning services and age-appropriate sex education, which empower people to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions. The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support and caring adoption programs."

LIBERTARIAN PLATFORM (200S) Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration. *Party platforms at the time of our 2012 surveys.


Exercise Your Right to Vote Tues Nov 6th

WHERE DO THE CANDIDATES

STAND ON LIFE?

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MITT ROMNEY

TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR ABORTION The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would codify the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion. Over one million Americans are alive today because of the Hyde Amendment.

ROE V WADE &

ABORTION The 1973 Roe V. Wade and its companion Doe V. Bolton decisions together essentially legalized abortion on demand throughout the United States, resulting in more than S4 million abortions since then.

FUNDING FOR ABORTION PROVIDERS Each year, hundreds ofmillions of taxpayer dollars are given to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, reporting 332,278 abortions in

2009.

OBAMACARE HEALTH CARE LAW The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) wi/I provide funding for health plans that pay for abortion on demand, and wi/I lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments.

RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE The Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467, H.R. 1179) would exempt institutions or individuals from providing health coverage for services that violate their religious or moral convictions.

BARACK OBAMA

"I support the Hyde Amendment,

The White House issued a statement which broadly bars the use of federal attacking the No Taxpayer Funding funds for abortions."

for Abortion Act (H.R. 3): "if the President is presented with H.R. 3, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."

"I support the reversal of Roe v.

Wade, because it is bad law and bad

medicine. Roe was a misguided

ruling that was a result of a small

group of activist federal judges

legislating from the bench."

"I am pro-choice. I believe in Roe v. Wade." "With one more vacancy on the court, we could be looking at a majority hostile to a woman's right to choose for the first time since Roe v. Wade, and that is what is at stake in this election." (01/22/2008)

"I will support efforts to prohibit

On his third day in office, President federal funding for any organization Obama nullified the pro-life "Mexico like Planned Parenthood, which

City Policy," making organizations primarily performs abortions or offers that perform and promote abortion as a method of family planning abortion-related services."

overseas eligible for U.S. foreign aid funds. On March 23, 2012, Signed the "Obamacare will violate that crucial

first principle of medicine: 'do no

Patient Protection and Affordable harm.'"

Care Act (ObamaCare) into law, which will provide funding for health Mitt Romney believes that

plans that pay for abortion on ObamaCare must be repealed.

(Statement on Mitt Romney's

demand, and will lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical website)

treatments. The Obama Administration issued a " ...on day one I will eliminate the

"final rule" mandating that groups, Obama Administration rule that

compels religious institutions to

including religious schools and hospitals, provide health insurance violate the tenets of their own faith.

plans that cover certain drugs or Such rules don't belong in the

procedures, even if it violates the America that I believe in."

groups' religious and moral convictions.


RTLSWIN 2012 Voters' Guide