State of Louisiana secondary Archives: on Abortion


John Bel Edwards: Unblemished anti-abortion voting record

John Bel Edwards says, "We need the exact opposite of what we've gotten from Bobby Jindal; he has sacrificed the state's well-being to further his own self-ambition." But in some ways, Edwards is more like Jindal than many might think. Like the governor, he is an anti-abortion, pro-gun rights Catholic; his voting record is unblemished on both issues. Edwards is also known in the House as one of the most studied and disciplined legislators on either side of the aisle. Like Jindal, he has a sharp mind for policy. And he's not the back-slapping, joke-telling candidate some Louisiana voters are accustomed to.

What Edwards is telling voters that separates him from Jindal boils down to honesty. Seven of the eight years he has served in the Legislature were spent closing budget deficits, and over time Edwards became increasingly vocal about calling out the governor on what he calls "fictions" in the budgeting process.

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune on 2015 La. Gubernatorial race Oct 8, 2015

John Bel Edwards: AdWatch: My daughter is living proof of my pro-life values

State Rep. John Bel Edwards--is running an ad highlighting his anti-abortion views. In the 30-second TV spot, Edwards' wife Donna describes being 20-weeks pregnant when a doctor discovered their child had spina bifida and encouraged her to have an abortion. `I was devastated,` Donna Edwards says. `But John Bel never flinched. He just said, 'No. No, we're going to love this baby no matter what.'`

The commercial shows their grown-up daughter with her fiancee as Donna Edwards says, `Samantha's getting married next spring and she's living proof that John Bel Edwards lives his values every day.`

Edwards said the ad was his daughter's idea `to make sure people understood where we are on that issue as it relates to our Catholic Christian faith, being pro-life.` It also draws distinctions from the national Democratic Party, as Edwards positions himself as the kind of moderate Democrat that Louisiana used to regularly elect to statewide office.

Source: Okla. News AdWatch on 2015-2016 La. Gubernatorial race Oct 8, 2015

Garret Graves: Fight to protect the sanctity of human life

President Obama has used executive orders and other venues to trample on Louisiana values-- pro-life, traditional marriage & gun rights. In Congress, I will fight to protect the sanctity of human life, defend Louisiana's definition of marriage, and work to return power back to the states so that they can determine their own course and destiny.
Source: 2014 La. House campaign website, GarretGravesForCongress.com Dec 5, 2014

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Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
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Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
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Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
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Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Robert Steele(L-NY)
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