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International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
Foreign Policy Gun Control Budget & Economy Education
Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Civil Rights
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Health Care Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
Energy & Oil  Environment Jobs Principles & Values
Ralph Abraham on Abortion
Click here for 7 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • A child's life begins at conception. (Dec 2014)
  • Human life begins at conception. (Sep 2014)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Jan 2017)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Jan 2017)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2020)
Ralph Abraham on Budget & Economy
Click here for the full quote on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. (Sep 2014)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it. (Mar 2019)
  • Violent committed new crimes after release. (Nov 2018)
Ralph Abraham on Drugs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana. (Aug 2019)
  • Medical marijuana OK as-is, but no recreational usage. (Nov 2018)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Invest in distance learning. (Nov 2018)
  • Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core. (Sep 2014)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • End the war on our oil and gas industry. (Nov 2018)
  • No federal subsidies for wind & solar. (Sep 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Environment
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  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Families & Children
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  • I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice. (Sep 2019)
  • Show kids pictures of e-cigarette-affected lungs. (Sep 2019)
Ralph Abraham on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Ralph Abraham on Free Trade
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  • Long-term benefit of China tariffs outweigh short-term pain. (Nov 2018)
Ralph Abraham on Government Reform
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  • Term limits for Congress, plus no salary. (Dec 2014)
  • Require photo ID for voting. (Sep 2014)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
Ralph Abraham on Gun Control
Click here for 5 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • We must protect our right to bear arms. (Dec 2014)
  • Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded. (Sep 2014)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
Ralph Abraham on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid. (Dec 2014)
  • ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians. (Nov 2014)
  • No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it. (Nov 2014)
  • Repeal ObamaCare. (Sep 2014)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Homeland Security
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  • Never forget our veterans: we owe them. (Dec 2014)
  • Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Immigration
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  • No amnesty; seal the borders. (Nov 2014)
  • Protect the border and prevent illegal entry. (Sep 2014)
  • Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation. (Jan 2017)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
Ralph Abraham on Jobs
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  • Increasing minimum wage hurts US economy. (Nov 2018)
  • Women deserve equal pay. (Nov 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Principles & Values
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  • Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat. (Sep 2014)
Ralph Abraham on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on Tax Reform
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  • Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy. (Sep 2019)
  • America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy. (Dec 2014)
  • Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions. (Nov 2014)
  • Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration. (Jan 2017)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
Ralph Abraham on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ralph Abraham on War & Peace
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  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
Ralph Abraham on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
A child's life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Human life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Women deserve equal pay: Favors topic 2
Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-3 points on Social scale)
Marriage is a union of one man and one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it: Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core: Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it: Strongly Favors topic 9
Violent committed new crimes after release: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
We must protect our right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal the death tax, immediately and with no expiration: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; seal the borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Protect the border and prevent illegal entry: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Long-term benefit of China tariffs outweigh short-term pain: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Never forget our veterans: we owe them: Favors topic 15
Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Term limits for Congress, plus no salary: Favors topic 16
Require photo ID for voting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
End the war on our oil and gas industry: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No federal subsidies for wind & solar: Neutral on topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana: Neutral on topic 19
Medical marijuana OK as-is, but no recreational usage: Favors 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)
Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income: Opposes topic 20

Ralph Abraham is a Hard-Core Conservative
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