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Josh Hawley on Abortion

 

 


Roe v. Wade was one of the most unjust decisions

Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Hawley: Ban. Called Roe v. Wade "one of the most unjust decisions" in U.S. judicial history.

McCaskill: Legal. Supported bill to prevent abortion providers being singled out for medically unwarranted restrictions

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Missouri Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Josh Hawley (R): Ban. Called Roe v. Wade "one of the most unjust decisions" in U.S. judicial history.

Claire McCaskill (D): Legal. Supported bill to prevent abortion providers being singled out for medically unwarranted restrictions.

Q: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it morally?

Josh Hawley (R): Yes. Was lawyer in Hobby Lobby case that gave businesses religious freedom rights to withhold this coverage.

Claire McCaskill (D): No. Says best way to reduce unintended pregnancies and abortions is by expanding access to birth control.

Q: Allow public funding of Planned Parenthood for non-abortion health services?

Josh Hawley (R): "No tax money of any kind."

Claire McCaskill (D): Yes. Taking away birth control will increase abortions.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Missouri Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

New abortion restrictions protects women

New abortion regulations took effect on Tuesday that critics argue will make it more difficult for women to access the procedure. "This is about making it as difficult as possible to obtain an abortion," a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood said. Attorney General Josh Hawley praised the law in a statement issued on Monday, saying, "SB5 enacts sensible regulations that protect the health of women in Missouri and we will continue to vigorously defend these."
Source: Reuters on Missouri voting records for SB5 , Oct 24, 2017

CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood.

Hawley opposes the CC survey question on funding abortion

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Public Funding of Abortions (Such as Govt. Health Benefits and Planned Parenthood)' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-1b on Jul 1, 2018

Protect infant survivors of abortion.

Hawley voted YEA Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

S.311/H.R.962: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Congress finds the following:

Opposing argument from Rewire.com, "Born Alive Propaganda," by Calla Hales, 4/12/2019: From restrictive bans at various points of pregnancy to a proposed death penalty for seeking care, both federal and state legislators are taking aim at abortion rights. The goal? To make abortion illegal, criminalizing patients and providers in the process. One kind of bill making a recent resurgence is the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." These bills aim to further the false narrative that abortions regularly occur immediately before or, according to the president, at the time of birth. Intentional action to end the life of an infant is already illegal. This is covered by federal and state infanticide laws. These bills do nothing but vilify physicians who provide reproductive health care.

Legislative outcome Referred to Committee in House; Senate motion to proceed rejected, 56-41-3 (60 required).

Source: Supreme Court case 19-S0311 argued on Feb 5, 2019

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