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Ron Johnson on Abortion

 

 


Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life

Q: Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Johnson: Abortions should be allowed in the case if rape and incest, or when the life of the mother is endangered

Source: 2016 AFA Action iVoterGuide on 2016 Wisconsin Senate race , Nov 8, 2016

Roe v Wade decision was a tragedy

Q: On Abortion: Should abortion be highly restricted?

Feingold: No

Johnson: Yes. Believes Roe v Wade "was a tragedy."[1]

Q: On Contraception: Should employers be able to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if they disagree with it morally?

Feingold: Likely no, implied from positions on women's access to health care.

Johnson: Yes

Q: On Healthcare: Should Planned Parenthood be eligible to receive public funds for non-abortion health services?

Feingold: Yes

Johnson: No

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Wisconsin Senate race , Oct 9, 2016

Pro-life & pro-family

Ron is pro-life, pro-family, and believes that freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion. Ron will take these principles with him to Washington and will stand up to those who would attack these cherished traditional values.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.ronjohnsonforsenate.com , Jun 10, 2010

Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism.

Johnson opposes the CC survey questions on abortion & strict interpretation

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1 on Aug 11, 2010

Supports giving legal protection to unborn children.

Johnson supports the F2A survey question on abortion

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Giving legal protection to unborn children '

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q1 on Sep 19, 2010

Prohibit federal funding for abortion.

Johnson signed No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Source: H.R.3 &S.906 11-S906 on May 5, 2011

Supports human life begins at conception.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on abortion

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q1A on Nov 8, 2016

Supports defunding Planned Parenthood.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on Planned Parenthood

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q1B on Nov 8, 2016

Protect infant survivors of abortion.

Johnson 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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