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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect every child with heartbeat; no exceptions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Bans mail-order abortion drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No abortions for rape, claims he'll "eliminate all rapists": Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ensure every child is spared from ravages of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortions unnecessary except for woman's life or health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Wife is first Hispanic First Lady in Texas history: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Conscience dictates if marriage is only one man & one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed Pastor Protection Act allowing pastors free speech: Strongly Favors topic 4
Prevent government from shutting churches during pandemic: Strongly Favors topic 4
Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Texas will hire fired unvaccinated Border Patrol officers: Strongly Opposes topic 5
We must focus on mental health challenges: Favors topic 5
Ensure coverage without being forced into the ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Focus on mental health for safer schools: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Pursued stricter oversight of public pension funds: Neutral on topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Empower parents to choose school that's best for their child: Strongly Favors topic 7
Increase teacher pay, with best earning six figures: Opposes topic 7
Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades: Favors topic 7
Additional funding for schools to adopt high-quality Pre-K: Opposes topic 7
Ensure having the best teachers by saying NO to Common Core: Strongly Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Proposition 1: the people have demanded $4B for roads: Opposes topic 8
EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Emergency laws to prevent cities from defunding the police: Strongly Favors topic 9
Crack down on human trafficking: Favors topic 9
Raise bail when past criminals are re-arrested: Strongly Favors topic 9
Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers: Strongly Favors topic 9
2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed "campus carry" and "open carry" into law: Strongly Favors topic 10
Texas must be a Second Amendment Sanctuary State: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favor open carry of holstered handgun: Strongly Favors topic 10
Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rein in property taxes; they punish families: Strongly Opposes topic 11
The only good tax is a dead tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
$2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Signed the toughest border security law of any state: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Border unsecured, there's onrush of illegal immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Texas must fortify its efforts to secure our border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die: Strongly Opposes topic 12
500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand Texas' robust trade relationship with Canada: Strongly Favors topic 13
Expand Texas' long-standing trade partnership with Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Teach students what it means to be American & to be a Texan: Strongly Favors topic 14
Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy: Strongly Favors topic 14
Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Help veterans get benefits they've earned: Favors topic 15
Exempt veterans from state business fees: Favors topic 15
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Increased penalty for illegal voting & 2020 election audit: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Election integrity essential to our democracy: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Clean Power Plan is an EPA power grab: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants: Strongly Favors topic 19
Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels: Opposes topic 19
Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech: Favors topic 20
Constitutional amendment to limits growth of state budget: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Greg Abbott is a Hard-Core Conservative
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