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Roger Marshall on Abortion

 

 


Believes life begins at conception and should be protected

He knows a child is a living creation of God from the moment of conception. In Congress, Dr. Marshall co-sponsored bills that would: eliminate all taxpayer funding for abortions, defund Planned Parenthood, and make any abortion after 20 weeks illegal nationwide. Dr. Marshall is also a proud cosponsor of "The Heartbeat Bill," and believes that life begins at conception, and should be protected and cherished from that point on.
Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website KansansForMarshall.com , Jun 17, 2020

Kansans for Life: national leader for pro-life legislation

The leading anti-abortion group in Kansas endorsed Marshall, a move likely to help the congressman shore up support among social conservatives. Kansans For Life's (KFL) political action committee noted the congressman's background as an OB-GYN. "Dr. Marshall has delivered over five thousand babies and is a national leader for pro-life legislation," said Melissa Leach, the manager of KFL's PAC.
Source: The Kansas City Star on 2020 Kansas Senate endorsement , May 28, 2020

Opposes any efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions

Marshall is staunchly pro-life and will oppose any efforts to ever use taxpayer funding for abortions. As a physician who has delivered over 5,000 babies in Kansas over the last 25 years, Dr. Marshall sees human life at it's most vulnerable state every day: in the womb of the mother. "I believe that life begins at conception."

During residency training, Dr. Marshall specifically chose a program that did not teach or perform abortions. Upon completing residency, he purposefully chose to work in hospitals that do not perform these awful procedures. He stands for life everyday, and will stand for life in Congress. No matter what.

"I have committed my professional life to bringing life into this world and I know a child is a living creation of God prior to what we recognize as birth. I encourage those who advocate for so-called "choice" to visit my office and to talk to the many brave women who have brought joy into this world even through the most difficult circumstances."-- Roger Marshall

Source: 2016 Kansas House campaign website KansansForMarshall.com , Nov 8, 2016

Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection.

Marshall co-sponsored H.R.816/S.2464

A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, to implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, the Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child, a prohibition on in vitro fertilization, or a prohibition on use of birth control or another means of preventing fertilization.

In this Act, the terms `human person` and `human being` include each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization or cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.

Source: Life at Conception Act 16-HR816 on Feb 9, 2015

Supports pro-life legislation.

Marshall supports the PVS survey question on abortion

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q1 on Nov 8, 2016

Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion.

Marshall co-sponsored 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: S.311/H.R.962 19-S0311 on Feb 5, 2019

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