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John MacGovern on Abortion

 

 


Don't require churches to provide birth control to staff

MacGovern says there is also a crisis in moral leadership in the US. He opposes Pres. Obama's administration's decision to require religious institutions to provide services that violate their deeply held moral values. He was referring to a requirement that insurance companies representing institutions such as churches provide birth control services even if those institutions object to birth control. MacGovern calls it "an assault on our cherished first amendment right to religious freedom."
Source: Wall Street Journal on 2018 Vermont Senate race , Nov 1, 2012

Opposes abortion in most cases

On the issues, the two primary contestants tout similar conservative views. Both dislike President Obama's health care act, want a drastically smaller federal government, oppose abortion in most cases and are critical of the use of American soldiers to conduct nation-building in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.
Source: Burlington Free Press, on 2012 Vermont Senate debate , Aug 27, 2012

Don't force religious institutions to violate moral values

We are facing a full frontal assault on our religious liberties. The Obama Administration has issued a mandate to force religious institutions to buy health insurance that covers 'free' provision of services that violate their deeply held moral values. This is an assault not only on our religious institutions - whether they are Catholic or Protestant, Buddhist or Hindu - it is an assault on our cherished first amendment right to religious freedom.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, johnmacgovern.com, "Issues" , Aug 11, 2012

Religious liberty trumps contraception health insurance

On the contraception issue, MacGovern writes on his website, "As hard as it is to imagine, we are facing a full frontal assault on our religious liberties. The Obama Administration has issued a mandate to force religious institutions to buy health insurance that covers 'free' provision of services that violate their deeply held moral values. This is an assault not only on our religious institutions--it is an assault on our cherished first amendment right to religious freedom."
Source: SevenDaysVT.com on 2018 Vermont Senate race , Mar 9, 2012

Opposes public abortion funding.

MacGovern opposes the CC Voters Guide question on abortion funding

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Public funding of abortions"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1a on Oct 31, 2012

Opposes churches providing birth control.

MacGovern opposes the CC Voters Guide question on churches and contraception

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Requiring religious groups to cover birth control & abortion in insurance"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q1d on Oct 31, 2012

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