Many issues are at stake in this election, and the Kansas race is crucial to get our country back on track.
After reviewing their positions, we believe that Pat Roberts is the right choice for U.S. Senate.
Greg Orman has advertised himself as an Independent, but his positions are decidedly left-wing on issues that matter to Catholics. On issues like abortion – which involves an intrinsic evil that must always be opposed – Greg Orman is on the wrong side. Pat Roberts has an impeccable voting record on issues of life, faith, and freedom in the Senate.
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In addition to showing where the candidates stand on moral issues like abortion that are central to Church teaching, we have also included other important topics for consideration. The Church provides frameworks for issues like healthcare and education, but Catholics are free to disagree on the specifics.
Pat Roberts “is a strong pro-life supporter who maintains a lifetime 100 percent rating from National Right to Life. He is a co-sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate. Source: Roberts for Senate campaign website
Greg Orman believes that unborn children do not have a right to life. Source: Life News He has consistently dodged this question, knowing that his pro-abortion views may cost him votes in Kansas. Watch a video of Greg Orman running away from the qustion here.
Pat Roberts has a history of defending religious liberty in the Senate. “Kansans always place their trust in Pat Roberts to protect life and appreciate his tested leadership in fighting Obamacare’s infringement upon religious liberties.” Source: Roberts for Senate campaign website
Greg Orman opposed the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which protected employers who could not provide contraceptives and abortifacients to employees without violating their consciences. Orman “has also indicated that he believes repealing Obamacare is a waste of time…and criticizes the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.” Source: Daily Caller
Pat Roberts “supports a Constitutional Amendment to protect marriage as being between a man and a woman.” Source: Roberts for Senate campaign website
Greg Orman supports same-sex “marriage.” Source: Washington Post
Pat Roberts is opposed to Obamacare. “Kansans trust Senator Roberts to fight for health care reform that reduces spending and increases access to quality, affordable health care. Roberts believes health care decisions are best made between the doctor and the patient without the federal government getting in the way.” Source: Roberts for Senate campaign website
Greg Orman does not promise to repeal or replace Obamacare. Accepts a socialized health care system. Source: Orman for Senate campaign website
Pat Roberts voted to expand voucher program and scholarships for children from low-income families. Source: Senate Roll Call Voting Records
Greg Orman favors greater federal control of education. Source: Orman for Senate campaign website