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1, new york state & RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE, —_. Ze POLITICAL ACTION COMMITIEF 41 Slate Steel. Albany, New York 12207 # 518 434 124% QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CANDIDATES FOR STATE SENATE 1986 1. If you have the opportunity to do so, will you vote to ratify the Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution returning the civil right to life to all human beings from fertilization to natural death, but permitting those medical procedures necessary to prevent the death of either the mother or her unborn offspring ? us NO 2, Will you vote to prohibit all state Medicaid funding of abortion except to save the life of the mother ? YES NO 3. WALI you vote to prohibit state funding for programs which pronote, counsel or refer for abortion 7 YES No 4, Recent court decisions have ruled that the proposed wording of the B.R.A. (Equal Rights Amendment) would mandate the yge of tax money for abortion and eliminate conscience clauses, Will you oppose sex equity bills unless, abortion neutralizing wording is added 7 YES No 5. Would you support legislation that will prohibit experimentation on a live fetus except when there is a reasonable expectation that such an action would be beneficial to the fetus ? yes No 6. Will you vote for a parental: consent/notification bill ? YES No PART II Present laws protect patients by insuring ordinary medical care and necessary treatment,” The choice to continue or discontinue extraordinary procedures is medically, legally and morally the choice for the patient to make. However, bills have beea introduced in some legislatures that confuse withholding/withdrawing of ordinary and extra-ordinary care. 1, Would you continue to support traditional medical, legal and moral ethics which ensure and protect ordinary medical treatment for sick persons ~ including handicapped infants and the elderly ? ‘YES No 2. Would you oppose legislative initiatives and bills that would allow a doctor to withhold or withdraw minimal care and/or medical treatment, including food and water, in order to cause or hasten the death of a patient ? YES No 3. Would you oppose a bill that would allow a doctor to kill a patient intentionally even if requested to do so by the patient ? YES NO PART ITT dy Leaders in both houses of the Legislature appoint Conmittee Chairmen to negotiate with the Governor. Their decisions have great inpact on the outcome of important issues. Are you willing to support leaders who are not opposed to pro-life goals ? y . YES No 2, Mould you accept the endorsement of the New York State Right to Life Political Action Committee if it were offered ? YES No SIGNATURE OF CANDIDATE: 5.0. 4 batt Please mail your responses back by August 20 to the New York State Right to Life Politital Action Committee at the above address.