Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized.
My notes are below:
Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would never advocate for criminalization.” He said,”The only one who benefits from abortion is the donor,” meaning the man who would avoid paying child support.
- Democrat Mary Mahady – “Pro-Choice.” She said , “I will always fight for women to make the choice for their bodies. I think there are people who would like to see people punished for that.”
Republican Don DeWitte – noted the U.S. Supreme Court made legal abortion “the law of the land.” He added, “I do not support the expenditure of public funds [to pay for abortions].” In addition, he said he favors parental consent and opposes late term abortions.
- Democrat Nancy Zettler – “I am unequivocally Pro-Choice. My and my husband’s choice created and built our family on adoption.”
- Republican Dan McConchie – reference the U.S. Supreme Court decision and noted that “more than one person is involved.” He said he believed that policy should be handled by legislative action on a state by state basis.
- Democrat Tom Georges – “Pro-Choice.” I believe legislators should raised themselves above religious beliefs.”