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Tim Michels on Abortion

2004 former Republican Senate Challenger

 


Would ban abortion with no except for rape or incest

Tim Michels wants to criminalize abortion, even in cases of rape or incest: Michels said the 1849 ban on abortion that doesn't include exceptions for rape or incest is "an exact mirror" of his position. He has said it was "not unreasonable" for the government to force rape victims to give birth. And the ban he supports could even lead to doctors being jailed for trying to save a patient's life.
Source: WisPolitics press release on 2022 Wisconsin Governor race , Jul 19, 2022

Life must always be protected

Tim Michels on the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson: "It is important that we continue to compassionately work on winning hearts and minds. We need to build a world that is safer for all, a world where better education is provided, and an economy that allows for all to prosper. Life must always be protected. We should not demonize those who don't believe that, but rather redouble our efforts to show how they can provide a high quality of life for their children."
Source: 2022 Wisconsin campaign press release MichelsForGovernor.com , Jun 24, 2022

100% Pro-life

I’ve learned that my faith and my family are the only things that really matter. I want to take my devotion to protecting life and standing up for families to Washington. As a candidate for State Senate in 1998 and as a candidate now, I’ve received a 100% rating from Wisconsin Right to Life. I have also received a 100% rating from Pro-Life Wisconsin in my U.S. Senate race. I AM 100% PRO-LIFE AND I WILL WORK TO DEFEND THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO CANNOT DEFEND THEMSELVES.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, MichelsForSenate.com, “Issues” , Sep 23, 2004

Supports Human Life Amendment

Q: Do you believe that human life begins at fertilization/conception?

A: Yes

Q: Do you believe that unborn children deserve complete legal protection from abortion at any stage of the pregnancy beginning at fertilization/conception?

A: Yes

Q: Will you introduce a “Human Life Amendment” to the Constitution that defines “person” as a human being beginning at conception?

A: Yes

Q: Will you vote against confirmation for any judge who does not believe in protecting the unborn?

A: Yes.

Source: ProLifePAC questionnaire , Sep 15, 2004

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