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Ryan Darling

Election Information:

Party: 
Republican
District: 
99
Office: 
State House

Contact Information:

darlinghd99@gmail.com
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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 personally pro life. I do not support taxpayer funding of abortion. I don't think I can legislate my morality when a significant portion of the population does not share my morality. I don't believe prohibiting abortion would actually lower the number of abortions. Prohibiting abortion would create another black market for gangsters and criminals. Prohibiting abortion would cast it into the shadows making it invisible and citizens would have no way of knowing how to address the root problem or if they are successful in efforts to lead women to choose life. Prohibiting abortion plays into the socialist agenda to divide our country. Bodily autonomy is important to me, I'm opposed to forced masking and forced vaccinations, and many citizens feel abortion is an issue of bodily autonomy. It seems like there are too many individual situations for the government to apply a one size fits all prohibition, I think it creates more evils. When it comes to choosing to die, as long as it's not someone else chosing for you to die, I don't see how the government has the right to prohibit that.
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
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:
Number 9: I don't think parents should let their kids make permanent changes to their genitalia until they reach an age where they are fully developed. Is it the governments job to intervene? This is a hard question after I spent so much time telling the government schools they have no right to force masks on kids without parental consent. When can the government override a parent? Gender identity could be made up or invented, or weaponized, so protection of that class would be a slippery slope to massive amounts of litigation every time someone decides to identify as a victim. How long until heterosexuals are persecuted? I think I support protection of the "sexual preference" class.
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
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