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State House 26

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Oppose
6. Privacy: Requiring individuals who choose to use changing facilities, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in public schools, colleges, and government buildings to use the facility designated for their biological sex.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
8. Tort Lawsuits: Limiting noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits to $500,000 or less in cases of severe injury or death caused by negligence or misconduct.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
While immigration is more of a Federal issue, I would support measures to make sure illegal immigrants did not receive state benefits.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
Arkansas has some good beginnings with the Panic Button in the schools. We must continue to make sure funding is in place for this program. We also need to work on making sure every school has an adequate number of resource officers in place. Providing faith based counseling and outreach for students is another option that I would support.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Laurie Rushing (Republican)
There is a need for grandparents to have rights. Now days with the Opioid crisis and drug addictions, we are seeing more and more grandparents that have to step up and take over the responsibilities of raising their grandchildren. Many times the children are used for leverage from the parent to get money by threatening to take the grandchildren away from the home of the grandparents. This has become a widespread epidemic in Arkansas. Addressing the Opioid Crisis and also addressing grandparent rights in conjunction with protecting parental rights is one of my main focus for legislators.