Every human being is a unique gift. Every human being deserves to be treated with equal dignity and respect.
Everyone deserves to be treated equally, with dignity and respect. I cannot think of anything more personal than someone’s sexual orientation. Something so personal should not be a matter of federal policy. That’s why I have reservations about the federal government defining marriage. State governments are closer to people and provide the best place for same-sex marriage discussion and legislation. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people should know that we hear their concerns and we value them for who they are.
Women are a gift to society. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. This applies at all times, in all places, including the workplace. Therefore, I support the Equal Rights Amendment. It is wrong to pay a woman less than an equally qualified man.
I am pro-life. Forty-one years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade declared every woman’s legal right to have an abortion. I believe it is bad constitutional law and should be overturned.
And I think many pro-choice advocates would agree that at least a few restrictions are necessary. After all, scientific research is finding developed fetuses can feel pain and survive outside the womb. I believe most would agree with me that sex-selective abortions and partial-birth abortions are objectionable and unjust practices. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, however, is not like most reasonable people in this regard. In fact, her position is to the left of pro-choice advocates like NARAL, which draws the line at abortion for the purpose of sex selection.