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Jake LaTurner on Abortion

 

 


Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable

We must not give up on protecting life. In 2013 we passed a bill banning the practice of sex-selective abortion. In 2016 we passed a common sense measure that required abortionists to provide women with information about the procedure. And on April 7, 2015 [we] signed the bill successfully. I truly believe a society should be judged by how it treats the most vulnerable amongst it. Women in crisis and their innocent, unborn children truly are among our most vulnerable.
Source: 2020 Kansas Senate campaign website LaTurnerForSenate.com , Jul 19, 2019

Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable

We must not give up on protecting life. In 2013 we passed a bill banning the practice of sex-selective abortion. In 2016 we passed a common sense measure that required abortionists to provide women with information about the procedure. And on April 7, 2015 [we] signed the bill successfully. I truly believe a society should be judged by how it treats the most vulnerable amongst it. Women in crisis and their innocent, unborn children truly are among our most vulnerable.
Source: Hays Post on 2020 Kansas Senatorial race , Apr 29, 2019

Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother

Legislative Summary: SB95: The bill prohibits the performance of or the attempt to perform a dismemberment abortion unless the procedure is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman or a continuation of the pregnancy would cause a substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function.

Analysis by Topeka Capital-Journal: Kansas doctors will be banned from performing a procedure used in 8% of the state's abortions. The legislation bans so-called dismemberment abortions, prohibiting the use of dilation and evacuation--techniques that can result in parts of the fetus being severed apart. About 600 abortions are performed in the state annually using the procedure. Kansas is the first state to ban the procedure.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 31-9-0 on Feb/20/15; State Sen. Jake LaTurner co-sponsored bill and voted YES; Passed House 98-26-1 on Mar/25/15; Signed by Governor Sam Brownback on Apr/7/15.

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal analysis: Kansas voting records SB95 , Feb 20, 2015

Strongly Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to AFA survey.

LaTurner supports the AFA survey question on Planned Parenthood

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-1B on Sep 11, 2020

Strongly support Born Alive Survivors, according to AFA survey.

LaTurner supports the AFA survey question on Born Alive Survivors

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-1C on Sep 11, 2020

Pro-life, according to PVS survey.

LaTurner opposes the PVS survey question on abortion rights

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-1 on Sep 9, 2020

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Abortion: Jake LaTurner on other issues:
KS Gubernatorial:
Carl Brewer
Derek Schmidt
Greg Orman
Jeff Colyer
Kris Kobach
Laura Kelly
Sam Brownback
Wink Hartman
KS Senatorial:
Barbara Bollier
Barry Grissom
Dave Lindstrom
Greg Orman
Jerry Moran
Kris Kobach
Pat Roberts
Patrick Wiesner
Roger Marshall
Susan Wagle
Incoming Republican Freshmen 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshmen 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: replacing Marcia Fudge (D, SPEL Nov. 2021)
OH-15: replacing Steve Stivers (R, SPEL Nov. 2021)
TX-6: replacing Ron Wright (R, SPEL July 2021)
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