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|1. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. (HB 319, 2022)||O||Note: Planned Parenthood Survey Question: Do you support the ability of teenagers under the age of 16 to confidentially access safe and legal abortion? Answer: "Yes."
|2. Public schools should seek to strengthen the parent-child relationship, and should not be required to implement or integrate expansive and comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes LGBTQIA+ role play, sexual practices, and identities. (HB 199, 2021)||O||Note: Planned Parenthood Survey Question: Do you support expansive and comprehensive sex education curriculum in public schools that is inclusive of LGBTQ+ sexual experiences and identities? Answer: "Yes. As a high school educator, sex education is something that has been covered in the schools I have taught in and I believe it needs to be comprehensive and current. I have had students who identify as LGBTQ+ and come out to me on many occasions; my heart breaks for them when they do not have the necessary support they need at home. I believe this education and the supports i plan to implement as a legislator need to be in schools."
|3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022)||O||Note: Endorsed by Delaware Stonewall Alliance. "Advocate for Gender Sexuality / Gay Straight Alliance clubs in schools elementary through college."
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|4. Individuals and faith-based entities should have the right of conscience to freely live out their sincerely held convictions regarding human sexuality and conception, without fear of government infringement or retaliation. (HB 199, 2021)||-|
|5. Abortion is the act of violently ending the life of another human being. Lawmakers should work to promote the value of and protect human life from conception to natural death, versus expanding abortion access through all 9 months of pregnancy. (SR 24, 2022; HB 40, 2022; SB 235, 2022; HB 140, 2022; HB 455, 2022; SB 343, 2022; HB 460, 2022).||O||Note: Planned Parenthood Survey Question: Legislation is often proposed that would impose restrictions on both people seeking abortions and providers. The restrictions (often called targeted restrictions on abortion providers or TRAP laws) single out providers, facilities, and drugs related to abortion services and may include provisions such as mandated waiting periods, redundant levels of accreditation, and expensive and unnecessary equipment. Do you support these restrictions on abortion access? Answer: "No. While states across the country rush to put onerous and excessive restrictions on abortion care providers and patients, I'm proud to live in one of the few states that has taken action to expand and protect this right. I agree with all provisions of HB 355 and will continue to support reproductive care providers, patients, and organizations."
|6. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should not be legalized in Delaware as an end-of-life option. (HB 140, 2022)||-|
|7. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. (HB 49, 2021; HB 247, 2021).||-|
|8. The right of Delawareans to keep and bear arms, as protected by the US and DE Constitutions, should not be infringed. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. (HB 450, 2022; SB 8, 2021)||-|
|9. To preserve the integrity of our elections, the legislature should strive to eliminate opportunities for fraud in the election process. (HB 15, 2022; HB 25, 2022; SB 320, 2022)||-|