The platform will have the Republican Party reaffirming its position against taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research and ask that government “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.”
Recognizing that previous Congresses, under Republican leadership, passed the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and a ban on partial-birth abortions, the platform calls for legislation to ban abortions for sex-selection and to protect from abortion unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.
The platform “salutes” those who provide women facing an unplanned pregnancy with support and alternatives, empowering them to choose life. The platform also states that the Republican party opposes the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities.
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