Ask these questions of candidates


A list of candidates seeking election in Iowa is available through the Iowa Catholic Con­ference. An affirmative answer to the following questions would be consistent with the positions of the conference and the Church.
Do you support:
• Protecting and supporting human life from conception until natural death?
• Prohibiting “webcam” abortions?
• Maintaining Iowa’s ban on euthanasia/assisted suicide?
• Rejecting all initiatives to compromise the First Amendment and its guarantee of religious freedom and any imposition by government in authentic religious beliefs and practices as well as rejecting unjust laws that impinge on legitimate exercise of the freedom of conscience?
• Financial assistance for parents who wish to send their children to a nonpublic school?
• Legislation that helps all immigrants provide for their families and become participating members of their communities?
• Initiatives that would make health care more readily available and affordable to all Iowans, including immigrants and their children?
• Maintaining Iowa’s status as a “no death penalty” state?
• Amending Iowa’s Constitution to recognize marriage as a union of one man and one woman?
• A fair and just tax system, a just living wage and fair and reasonable labor practices by employers?
• Measures to preserve, protect, and improve the quality of the air, water and land in Iowa?

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