Here is Tim Hudak's voting record relating to life and family issues:
|Votes, Surveys and Policy Decision||Vote||Score|
|Position on abolishing the repressive Ontario Human Rights Commission||Supported|
|Bill 91, An act to restore the right of parents to at least be notified of medical treatment planned for their children
[Nov 28/96] Note: this right was taken away from parents by the NDP government in 1992.
Here are quotes from Tim Hudak on various life and family issues:
On family: "I also believe it is the government's role to foster the success of the traditional family." [Letter to CLC, May 23, 1995]
Pledging to not re-open debate (or legislation) on the right to life: "I may have signed a petition from my riding in that respect [to defund abortion], but listen, let me be clear: we are not reopening this debate..Just like the federal Parliament, we would not be reopening that issue." [CTV.ca, 'McGuinty tries to pressure Hudak over abortion', July 19, 2011]
Hudak was pro-life at the start of his career, but has apparently become pro-abortion, as witnessed by his recent pledge to not re-open the abortion debate. Here's his statement on abortion back in the days when he wasn't afraid to be pro-life: "I believe that it is the government's role to promote the choice of life in childbearing decisions, to encourage women to carry the babies to term and, if the child is unwanted, to give them up for adoption." [Letter to CLC, May 23, 1995]
Criticising the Liberal government's radical sex education plan: "The McGuinty Liberals would rather have elitist academics, bureaucrats, and special interests decide what our children learn and when they learn it. We’re proud to put our faith in Ontario parents... Last week, after being caught attempting to sneak in changes to the Ontario curriculum that would have sex courses taught to six year-olds, Dalton McGuinty hastily backed away from his two-years-in-the-making plan". [Netnewsledger.com, 'McGuinty Flip-Flop Not Enough for Hudak', by James Murray, Apr. 26, 2010]
Here are the answers for the questionnaire as provided by Tim Hudak on 2011.
|Do you acknowledge that human life begins at conception (fertilization)?||Refused to respond|
|Are there any circumstances under which you believe a woman should have access to abortion? (note: a surgical or medical intervention, designed to prevent the death of the mother but but which results in the unintended and undesired death of the pre-born child, is not an abortion. e.g. in cases of tubal pregnancy or cervical cancer)||Refused to respond|
|Will you support measures to stop funding abortions with taxpayers' money in Ontario?||refused to respond|
|Do you agree women have the right to be thoroughly informed about the serious health consequences of abortion, the development of the child in the womb and the alternatives to abortion?||refused to respond|
|Will you support legislation to protect the right of health care workers who refuse to participate in procedures which are in violation of their religious or conscientious beliefs?||refused to respond|
|Will you protect the rights of parents to educate their children according to their faith in matters of moral principles and beliefs concerning abortion, contraception and homosexuality?||refused to respond|
|Will you oppose euthanasia and instead support measures to promote “palliative care”, the purpose of which is to alleviate pain, and enhance the quality of life for terminally ill patients and those with disabilities? *Euthanasia is the direct and intentional killing of a person by action or omission, with or without that person’s consent, for what people mistakenly believe are compassionate reasons.||refused to respond|
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