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Lawrence Wood

Election Information:

Party: 
Republican
District: 
25
Office: 
State House

Contact Information:

woodhd25.com
https://www.facebook.com/WOODHD25

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:
Abortion in most cases results from the irresponsible act of two individuals who can't be bothered to acquire contraceptives/condom prior to engaging in sex. It is time people were educated to be responsible, not excused for promiscuity and bad decisions. The child can always be put up for adoption. PPH is an abhorrent organization engaged in profiting from misery and stupidity. Selling slaughtered babies is barbaric. The problem with euthanasia is the potential for abuse. A committee or bureaucrat will decide life and death. No.
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:
1st Amendment issues. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
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:
8. Even the World Ruby Assn has barred transgenders from playing in female sports, because of the greater risk of injury to biological females. 9. Any parent, doctor, counselor or mental health professional advocating gender change for a minor should be investigated and charged with child abuse. This insanity has to stop, people's lives are being harmed for what is a transitory condition. 10a, 10b. These are generally employed, productive individuals who have equal standing under the law, the same protects as the rest of society. There is no discrimination or other constitutional issue concerned, only a desire for power.
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:
The public schools are indoctrination mills for Marxist ideology and the LGBTQ agenda. Homeschooling and private schools are the options. The state education funding for a student should follow the student, whether homeschooled, private or religious school. The state should no longer have the monopoly. NEA and AFT should be barred from the classroom, limited only to wages, benefits and working conditions, their PACs barred from contributing to campaigns. Federal funding is 66% of the regulatory overhead in a classroom and should not be taken, as the funding is up to 8% of the district's funding, but does not hire one teacher for the classroom. It is this funding that is the power behind the NEA's LGBTQ insanity and the Marxist hate America curriculum.
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:
Any health treatment should not be the school's decision. That rests with the parents, not the school. Full disclosure, no treatment without the parents' permission. Further, school districts are not in the public health business, they are in the education business. Public health is the purview of the state and should rest there. No mandates without a state emergency declaration and mandate. And, then, any mandate is voluntary. COVID-19 has shown us the price of fear and the resulting tyranny for a virus that was not a threat to our children.