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Christine Shanahan McGovern

Election Information:

Party: 
Republican
District: 
18
Office: 
State Senate

Contact Information:

Www.mcgovernforillinoissenate.com
https://www.facebook.com/ChristineShanahanMcGovernforSenate18

Survey Responses:

S = Support
O = Oppose
NR = No Response
Life
S O NR
1.
Prohibiting Abortion: Prohibiting abortion except when necessary to save the mother's life.
X
2.
Taxpayer Funded Abortion: Allowing taxpayer dollars to fund organizations that provide abortion.
X
3.
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Allowing voluntary physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
X
Candidate's Comments:
I believe that if the end of a heartbeat defines death then the beginning of a heartbeat should define life. Abortions should not be used as a form of birth control or an elective surgery. The value of life has lost its moral impact. Having to do fertility to conceive my children I appreciate the gift of motherhood. However I also was told not to have any more children because of a risk of a ruptured uterus do the "windows". If a mother's life will end due to the pregnancy that is an emergency surgery. This is something I support. I am not afraid to say I am pro-life. As far as state funding of abortions I oppose. There are enough not-for-profit organizations that devalue the life of the unborn baby. Let them pay for it, after all, it is the same companies pushing the sexualization in our schools.
First Amendment
S O NR
4.
Conscience Rights for Creative Professionals: Allowing creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to decline to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
X
5.
Conscience Rights for Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
X
6.
Free Speech on Campus: Prohibiting speech zones or speech codes that restrict where students can discuss controversial or unpopular issues on college campuses.
X
7.
Donor Privacy: Protecting confidential donor information so individuals are able to privately support charities of their choice without fear of being doxed.
X
Candidate's Comments:
Anytime the government prohibits our freedom of speech or calls parents Domestic Terrorist there was a very hard line that was crossed. The moral compass of today has dropped to a dangerous degree that is insanity!
Family
S O NR
8.
Women's Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women's sports.
X
9.
Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to obtain professional counseling for children struggling with gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.
X
10(a).
Protected Class for Sexual Orientation: Adding “sexual orientation” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
10(b).
Protected Class for Gender Identity: Adding “gender identity” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
Candidate's Comments:
Our society is minimizing the uniqueness of our girls. I hosted a movie "Whose Children Are They" and it is frightening how this agenda came to fruition. We need to stop confusing our children! We need to stop sexualizing our children! No male should benefit with athletic titles on a female team. We are living in the Twilight Zone! Counseling is needed to find the root cause of this gender confusion in children not to mutilate a child's body. Do what you want as an adult but leave our children alone!
Education and Public Safety
S O NR
11.
School Choice: Allowing the use of tax credits, vouchers, and education savings accounts to cover the cost of children attending the school of their parents' choice, including private schools.
X
12.
Parental Rights for Opt-Out: Giving parents the ability to opt their children out of school materials and lessons to which the parents object.
X
13.
Critical Race Theory: Allowing schools to teach children that America's laws, policies, and society perpetuate systemic racism and that people are either oppressors or oppressed, or privileged or marginalized, based on their skin color.
X
14.
Parental Rights for Transparency in Education: Giving parents access to the curriculum and materials their children are learning in school and allowing them to decide whether or not their children should be exposed to certain ideas.
X
Candidate's Comments:
As a substitute teacher I have seen the purposeful lessons to divide our children. CRT does this. Teach our children that they are limitless in their possibilities if they work hard. We need to build confident critical thinkers not complacent non action members of society. I have been talking about school vouchers for over a decade. The money should follow the children.
Health and Welfare
S O NR
15.
Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience.
X
16.
Parental Rights for Healthcare Disclosure: Requiring schools to disclose to parents if the school is providing counseling or medical services to a child who desires to undergo “gender transition.”
X
17.
Parental Rights for Mental Health Disclosure: Directing schools to inform parents of any mental, physical, or emotional health information and treatment that a child is receiving at school.
X
Candidate's Comments:
I had to sign a piece of paper that if a little girl wanted to be called a boy I could not tell the parent. Twelve year olds can get an abortion without parental consent or notification. Who is protecting our young girls from becoming a victim of rape, incest, or sex trafficking. These are hard topics that need to be addressed with this new HB 370 law. It continues to be a sad day in Illinois.