Questions For Tom Udall: Abortion

  1. You have a daughter. What advice would you give her about abortion?

  2. You are Mormon. Your religion explicitly condemns abortion. You support abortion at any stage of the pregnancy and even as the baby is being born. How do you reconcile your religious beliefs and your voting behaviors?

  3. Why are there no laws to prohibit one woman from having multiple abortions?

  4. There have been 55 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe v Wade. This means that abortion is legal, may be safe, but is definitely not rare. You have stated that you want the practice to be legal, safe, and rare but your voting record doesn’t defend you. Don’t you feel that abortion is way overused these days by women who are making choices but not always the best ones?

  5. Do you accept that abortions can have long lasting physical and psychological issues and women should have all kinds of advice and counseling as part of the maternity process?

  6. You vote for Planned Parenthood activities overseas as part of foreign aid packages. Is this a justifiable use of taxpayer funds from constituents who not only dislike foreign aid, but dislike abortions?

  7. New Mexico is neither pro-choice nor pro-life. You receive and vote 100% pro-choice. How is this representing New Mexico?

  8. Why is the conversation in this country about abortion instead of where are the responsible adults?

  9. You believe in separation of church and state yet you voted for Obamacare that tramples religious freedom in the U.S. How is voting for abortions and contraception forced on religious groups keep the state out of religion?

  10. States are already passing laws to deal with the abortion question in their states, as they should. New Mexico is one of these states. By your voting record you take away the states right to handle this issue, take choice out of the issue and give it to the federal government. Why is it so important to you to protect women’s rights but not protect the rights of the baby, the state you were elected to represent, and life?

  11. Abortion may be good political strategy but how is it good public policy and morally and ethically justifiable?

  12. There is lots of money made off abortion. You take donations from the medical community for your campaign and your wife does fundraisers for groups that support abortion. Isn’t this just another example of crony capitalism that you frequently accuse the other political party of doing?

  13. Men are part of the abortion question too. What do you say to a man who is a father and wants a child but is forced to watch his child aborted?

  14. We saw the trial of an abortion doctor in Philadelphia who did horrendous things in the name of women’s choice. What are your feelings about this episode?

  15. Have you personally known women who have had an abortion and regretted it?

  16. You want the federal government to control all health in the U.S. You sanction abortions on demand that will be provided by the state. The state therefore will have huge power in deciding who lives and who dies. How can this be healthy?

  17. You support a Supreme Court decision to allow wholesale abortions. You don’t support a Supreme Court decision to let businesses, who are not unlike unions, to politically participate in campaigns. Apparently, you pick and choose which laws you want to back. How is this possible for a former Attorney General?

  18. Abortion is an alternative that should not be banned. However, it has become a convenience that has been brutally encouraged. Why do you vote and deny those who oppose you on this issue when you are supposed to represent all?

  19. Abortion is a death penalty yet you say you are against the death penalty? How do you reconcile these opposing ideas?

  20. Abortion is a family issue, a society issue, a human rights issue, a moral issue, a legislative issue. It somehow seems wrong to say it is a woman’s choice issue only. However, that is what gets votes and babies don’t have the vote.