Joe Kyrillos in Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test


On Abortion: Pro-life except rape & incest

Q: Do you support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: Pro-life.

Q: Should abortion be legal after the first trimester of pregnancy?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?

A: Yes.

Q: Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?

A: Yes.

Q: Should parental notification be required before an abortion is performed on a minor?

A: Yes.

Q: Should parental consent be required before an abortion is performed on a minor?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?

A: Yes. Kyrillos adds, "Abortion should not be legal in the third trimester."

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Abortion: No funding for stem cell research, embryonic or not

Q: Do you support state funding for stem cell research?

A: No.

Q: Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?

A: No.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Civil Rights: No same-sex marriage; no orientation discrimination laws

Q: Do you support same-sex marriage?

A: No.

Q: Should New Jersey continue to grant civil unions to same-sex couples?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in New Jersey's anti-discrimination laws?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in New Jerseys anti-discrimination laws?

A: No.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Civil Rights: Affirmative action ok, but not with quotas

Q: Do you support affirmative action?

A: Yes. Kyrillos adds, "Not including rigid quotas."

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Crime: Support capital punishment

Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?

A: No.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Crime: Don't prosecute minors as adults; consider alternatives

Q: Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?

A: No.

Q: Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?

A: No.

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders?

A: Yes.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Education: Supports teacher merit pay; supports charter schools

Q: Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support state funding for charter schools?

A: Yes.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Government Reform: Term limits; campaign donation limits; full disclosure

Q: Do you support limits on the number of terms for New Jersey governors?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support limits on the number of terms for New Jersey state legislators?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government: Individual?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Action Committee?

A: Yes.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Party?

A: Yes.

Q: Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?

A: No.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes. Kyrillos adds, "State elections should be moved to even numbered years to avoid the constant campaign culture in NJ."

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

On Gun Control: Restrict gun purchases; no concealed carry

Q: Do you support requiring background checks on all firearms sales at gun shows, including sales by unlicensed dealers?

A: I believe that existing gun laws are appropriate for our state and do not need any amendments. Q: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?

A: No.

Q: Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?

A: Yes.

Source: Congressional 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2011

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