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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Support
I do not believe that smoking is a safe delivery mechanism for any medicine and as such it conflicts with medical best practices.
I opposed the medical marijuana ballot initiative in 2016.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Support
For non-emergency treatments medical professionals may currently opt out when there is a conflict with religious, moral, or ethical convictions. As such, a law regarding this may not be necessary, but I want to reinforce my belief that a provider should have the option. Should legislation be brought on this topic specifics are important as they relate to access to care, type of treatment, and beyond.
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Oppose
I believe life is precious and as such should be treated with dignity and respect.
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.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Support
Our local school boards are best equipped to handle this issue. This stems from the Obama administration's ill-conceived guidance regarding transgender bathrooms.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Les Eaves (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.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Support
Reform is necessary and will continue to support a limitation on non-economic damages. However, we should be careful that the limit is not too low. Compared with other states that have implemented similar reform, this proposal seems reasonable. We must continue to make Arkansas an attractive place for businesses.

Also, the health of our citizens are directly impaired when they do not have access to healthcare in their area. One of the driving factors is frivolous lawsuits and disproportionally large judgments in our state. We need more doctors, more hospitals, and better access to healthcare to protect our families.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Les Eaves (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Les Eaves (Republican)
I oppose sanctuary cities and campuses. It is important for our state law enforcement to work with our federal enforcement officers. I support legal immigration as immigrants have been such an important part in the fabric and history of America. However, we should enforce the law.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Les Eaves (Republican)
We need to focus on school security to ensure our students, teachers, and administrators are safe. In Arkansas we passed a law to allow schools the opportunity to arm volunteer personnel with enhanced training to respond to an active shooter situation. The answer is not gun control or a restriction of our 2nd Amendment right.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Les Eaves (Republican)
Continue to reduce the tax burden on Arkansas Taxpayers. Also, continue to streamline state government as well look at ways to increase efficiencies.