Donald Kirkland

Election Information:

Party: 
Republican
District: 
5
Office: 
State House

Contact Information:

www.electdonaldkirkland.site
Donald Kirkland@fornchousedist5

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 am Pro-Life. I only believe abortions should be used in the health of the mother, rape or incest (rape & incest should have a time period to make the decision. once that time period has passed, no abortion can be performed with exception of mothers health)
First Amendment
S O NR
4.
Creative Professionals Violating Conscience: Requiring creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
X
5.
Conscience Rights: Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
X
6.
Campus Free Speech: Prohibiting speech zones or speech codes that restrict where students can discuss controversial or unpopular issues on college campuses.
X
7.
Social Media Viewpoint Neutrality: Requiring viewpoint neutrality on large social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter/Google) by prohibiting them from censoring viewpoints or messages they disagree with or find offensive.
X
Candidate's Comments:
Social media has gotten out of hand with censoring 1st amendment speech (text, talk or video). This has to end and legislations with regulations having severe penalties should be passed to prevent them from violating 1st amendment rights. No one should be required to do anything they do not wish to do, especially if it violates their beliefs.
Family
S O NR
8.
Women’s Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s sports.
X
9.
Parental Rights in Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to get 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…
X
Candidate's Comments:
The Bible and Science (DNA) proves an individual is born male or female.
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.
Homeschooling: Allowing parents to home school their children with minimal involvement from the state.
X
13.
Criminal Justice Reform: Changing the criminal justice system to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in prison and the cost of public safety.
X
Health and Welfare
S O NR
14.
Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience.
X
15.
Increasing Taxes: Increasing taxes on the wealthy to pay for more social programs.
X
16.
Medicare for All: Providing universal, state-run single-payer health care (also known as Medicare for All).
X
Candidate's Comments:
I believe in an individuals right to believe what they wish; however, I do think medical professionals need to adhere to strict guidelines set forth by law while recognizing they also have religious beliefs that could prevent them from performing certain medical acts such as abortions. It is a delicate balancing act; yet, I believe it can be accomplished.