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Duf Sundheim on Abortion

 

 


Pro-life; but don't let some government official decide

Q: What's your opinion of the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: My wife and I are pro-life. I have a brother with a disability, and the thought he would be aborted because he had a few numbers off in his DNA is something I cannot even imagine.

However, my father died of Alzheimer's. My mom, sisters and I had to decide whether to terminate his life. As we all were crying, unsure what to do, I found myself thinking I do not want some government official deciding whether people in our situation made the right decision.

So whether it is a difficult decision at the end of life or the beginning of life, we have to have confidence that the people involved, in consultation with their medical and spiritual advisors, will make the right decision.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Calif. Senate race with OnTheIssues , Nov 28, 2015

Right to abortion is a gating issues

Republicans are poised to field a pro-abortion, same-sex marriage-supporting Senate candidate, testing the theory that they might be relevant if only they'd concede defeat on social issues. Duf Sundheim, a self-described `balding 60 year-old white guy,` says, `For a lot of people, [abortion and gay marriage] are gating issues; it sends a broader message about whether you're inclusive, whether you're a good listener, whether you're able to identify with people and you're able to share their concerns.`
Source: Washington Examiner on 2016 California Senate race , Jun 4, 2015

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