Rothfus Said Life Begins At “Moment Of Conception.”
According to his website, Rothfussaid “"I am pro-life and believe that all human beings have an inalienable right to life from themoment of conception to natural death, and I believe that the nation's laws should reflect thisfoundational principle of our Republic.” [Rothfus For Congress, accessed3/23/12 ]
Rothfus Supported “Freedom Of Conscience” Legislation
. In a Pennsylvania CatholicConference Questionnaire, Rothfus answered “Do you support or oppose legislation that wouldguarantee comprehensive freedom of conscience for health care professionals, providers andinstitutions?” with “Support.” [Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Questionnaire, Primary 2012]
Rothfus “Not Convinced” Humans Causing Climate Change.
According to an editorial inthe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rothfus “is not convinced that human activity is causing climatechange and he would not back federal policies on the subject that might put jobs at risk.”[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/19/10]
Rothfus Was The Chief Operating Officer At Regent University.
According to the PittsburghPost-Gazette “Mr. Rothfus took a break to become chief operating officer of the struggling law school at Regent University, the Christian college in Virginia founded by evangelist Pat Robertson.”[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,4/18/10 ]
Regent University Was Founded By Pat Robertson.
According to its website, RegentUniversity “Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, Regent founder and chancellor, established the university in 1978.” The law school “provides for an open, scholarly analysis of how the Christian faithimpacts legal study and practice.” [Regent University Website, accessed4/18/12 ]
Regent’s Had an ‘Equal Opportunity’ Policy That Favored Men Over Women.
The Washington Post reported that Regent’s University’s “view on permissible sexual distinctionshad become firmly rooted in university policy. … The third provision of the policy commitsRegent to equal opportunity ‘without regard to gender,’ although ‘consistent with a scripturalfamily policy, recognizing that God created mankind male and female (as determined at birth andnot subject to change), and recognizing that God instituted and defined the family as the primary civil institution of civil governance, designating a specific authority structure within the home.’ As biblical authority for that statement, the provision cites a passage from Ephesians, whichreads: ‘Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife asChrist is the head of the church.’” [Washington Post, 10/11/09]
Rothfus Contributed $500 To Pat Buchanan.
According to Influence Explorer, Elsie Rothfusgave $500 to Pat Buchanan’s 1996 Presidential campaign. [Influence Explorer, accessed 4/18/12]
Rothfus Contributed $200 To Author Of Anti-Abortion Law
. According to Influence explorer,Elsie Rothfus contributed $200 to Stephen F. Friend. [Influence Explorer, accessed 4/18/12]
Friend Authored Controversial Abortion Law Requiring Notification Of Husband
.Stephen Friend “is best known as the main promoter of an anti-abortion law that is now being considered by the United States Supreme Court.” The law “places restrictions on a woman'sright to abortion, including requirements that a married woman notify her husband, that there bea 24-hour wait before any abortion and that doctors show patients a pamphlet with pictures of developing fetuses.” [New York Times, 2/21/92; Los Angeles Times, 4/22/92]