Published April 7, 2006|
Pro-Life Democrats seeking the 2nd Congressional District seat
by Pendra Lee Snyder CCN-USA
CINCINNATI-Jeff Sinnard, Democrat from Cincinnati, received the Democrats For Life of America endorsement. “It is critical for pro-life voters to support candidates like Jeff Sinnard who share our belief that protecting the rights of the unborn is of the utmost importance. That’s why we’re endorsing his campaign and committed to helping Jeff Sinnard win in November,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life of America.
“Abortion is perhaps our most divisive issue as Americans,” Sinnard said. I want to offer another choice. While we debate and struggle with this profound issue, let us find the common ground we already share. There are opportunities to work with advocates on both sides of the debate and both sides of the aisle to fashion laws that make the choice for life easier. Proposals like the 95-10 Initiative can help ease the burdens that compel too many women to seek an abortion. I believe we can do much more to empower women to choose life.”
Jim Parker, Democrat from Waverly, says he’s against gay marriage, is pro-life with exceptions for rape and medical danger to the mother or the child and believes that President Bush needs to be more flexible on stem cell research. His campaign focuses family, Medicare and Social Security. “All of my decisions will be held to one standard; if it is good for Ohio families then I will be for it,” said Parker in response to a survey when he ran for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd congressional Distinct during the previous special election. “The reason that I became involved in this campaign was to use my experience in hospital administration to save the Medicare and Social Security programs.”
Parker added, “Any additional form of gambling in Ohio would be bad for Ohio families.”