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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. Teens should be able to make this choice without outside interference and pressure from their parents. Telling parents sometimes doesn't improve family communication but rather delays appropriate medical care thus increasing the number of teen births. However, I feel that parents should also be teaching the teen responsibility for their actions and about sex and pregnancy, birth control and about healthy relationships and healthy choices."
|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. Accurate discussions of LGBT people and issues helps build safer school environments, decreasing the education, mental and physical harms that LGBT students experience. Implementing LGBT-inclusive sex education would improve school environments for LGBT youth, helping them feel safer and reducing the harmful effects of stigma and discrimination."
|3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022)||O||Note: Co-Sponsored HB 199, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Delaware Constitution.
|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)||O||Note: Co-Sponsored HB 199, to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Delaware Constitution.
|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: Co-Sponsored SB 343, to elevate abortion as a protected right in the Delaware Constitution.
|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)||O||Note: Voted No on SR 24, to recognize the Sanctity of Human Life Day.
|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)||O||Note: Voted Yes to HB 450, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of "assault weapons."
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|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)||O||Note: Sponsored HB 25, to allow same-day voter registration.
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