In one questionnaire, this candidate disagreed that life begins at conception and that all life should be protected from conception through a natural death.
On another question in the same survey, this candidate indicated her support for continued funding of Planned Parenthood. This coming from a candidate who calls herself a “fiscal conservative.”
I’ll have more soon on another pro-abortion candidate running in the Republican primary for a federal office from Maryland.
One question asked the respondents to agree or disagree with this statement:
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Richardson’s response was “Disagree.”
She later gave this muddled response for what circumstances she would support abortion:
A woman must be allowed to control her own health and if that includes a choice for abortion, so be it….except such a decision should be made within the first 30 days, thereafter, the choice should remain for raising a child or allowing the child to be adopted.
It makes no sense that this was her response when she disagreed with the first question I mentioned. It’s a muddled, ignorant response that shows someone uneducated on the issues involved. In fact, earlier restrictions on abortion would be less likely to withstand legal scrutiny in the courts now as opposed to late-term restrictions.
Another statement Richardson disagreed with:
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
In other areas, Richardson seemingly supported gay “marriage” while also supporting the First Amendment Defense Act, which is a measure forwarded by those who oppose it. She thinks religious liberty is at risk in the United States but is neutral on whether Judeo-Christian values provided a framework for limited government.
In a question designed to ask candidates to present evidence to support their self assessment of their ideology, Richardson (who described herself as moderate) said “I do not need to ‘defend’ my answer.”
As I’ve said before, the number of candidates running in this U.S. Senate primary, as well as some other races, show that there are some candidates who are not serious and increasing the filing fees to run for these offices would be a good way to weed them out.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.