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John Neely Kennedy on Abortion

Democratic Senate Challenger (LA)

 


Pro-life, with exceptions

I am Pro-Life with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, www.johnkennedy.com, “Issues” , Oct 20, 2004

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

Kennedy 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

Supports human life begins at conception.

Kennedy 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 federally & locally.

Kennedy 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.

Kennedy 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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