Catholic Witness Voters Guide

catholicwitnessThe Catholic Witness released their voters guide for the upcoming election. Here are a couple highlights from the guide. You can read the entire voters guide here.

In the 13th Senate District Ethan Demme and Scott Martin were the only candidates to respond. Greg Paulson and Neal Rice refused to answer.

The Catholic Witness is the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA. It is distributed to nearly 80,000 homes in 15 counties of Pennsylvania.

Question: Which statement reflects your position most accurately?

a. I support legalized abortion.
b. I oppose legalized abortion in all circumstances.
c. I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.

Responses:

  • Demme (R-13) b. I oppose legalized abortion in all circumstances. All life, from conception to natural death, is created in the image of God and as such deserves full legal protection regardless of the circumstances.
  • Martin (R-13) c. I oppose legalized abortion, except when the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest.
  • Rice (R-13) Refused to Answer
  • Paulson (D-13) Refused to Answer

Question: What is your position on amending Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws for housing, employment and public accommodation to include sexual orientation?

a. They should include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” as protected classes, no exceptions.
b. They should contain specific provisions to protect the religious liberties of religious institutions and the rights of conscience of business owners.
c. No change is necessary.

Responses:

  • Demme (R-13) b. They should contain specific provisions to protect the religious liberties of religious institutions and the rights of conscience of business owners.
  • Martin (R-13) c. However, we must continue to strive to protect religious liberties and rights of conscience of our citizens.
  • Rice (R-13) Refused to Answer
  • Paulson (D-13) Refused to Answer

Make sure and read the entire voters guide to find out where all the candidates stand on the issues and ask Neal Rice and Greg Paulson why they refused to answer the questions.

View the issues page to see where Ethan Demme stands on all the issues and how we can build a better Pennsylvania.

 

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