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Mike Rounds on Abortion

Republican SD Governor

 


OpEd: Rounds insufficiently zealous against abortion

Mike Rounds supposedly supports religious freedom for Christian-owned businesses.when he clearly lacks the will to fight ObamaCare, which seeks to force Christian businesses to provide contraceptives and abortifacients against their will.
Source: The Right Side news blog on 2020 Soutah Dakota Senate race , Nov 12, 2014

Abortion is wrong; reconsider Roe v. Wade

On Referred Law #6 HB 1215 Anti-Abortion “Personally, I will vote YES to implement this law because I believe abortion is wrong. This law needs to pass so that Roe v. Wade can be reconsidered by the United States Supreme Court. We’ve had 33 years of more information and more advances in medicine. It’s time to reconsider this interpretation of the Constitution, just like the court has done before on other very important issues.”
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial website, roundsforgov.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Protect life under all circumstances; no embryo research

Some have raised questions regarding the appropriateness of abortion under certain circumstances: rape, incest, to preserve the life of the mother. To these questions I can only respond that taking the life of an innocent child is not the solution. Likewise, many will raise the issue of using human embryos for medical research. Another phrase for human embryo is human person, and again I must say that taking the life of a child is not the solution.
Source: 2002 Gubernatorial site, RoundsForGov.com, “Pro Life” , Oct 17, 2002

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

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

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-S2464 on Jan 21, 2016

Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion.

Rounds 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: Congressional vote 19-S0311 on Feb 5, 2019

Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey.

Rounds opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on abortion funding

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Public Funding of Abortions (Such as Govt. Health Benefits and Planned Parenthood)?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-1B on Sep 10, 2020

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