Raw Data: Miers Questionnaire

Published October 18, 2005


In 1989, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers was asked to fill out a questionnaire for the Texans United for Life Political Action Committee. Here is the survey and Miers' responses:

Dear Ms.Miers:

Texans United for Life Political Action Committee represents more than 30,000 pro-lifers in the Metroplex.

TUL PAC first surveys candidates, then conducts interviews in an impartial way to determine which candidates truly possess the pro-life philosophy. Other factors, such as voting records, where applicable, and electibility, are taken into consideration before an endorsement is made.

Thank you for taking the time to meet with members of our PAC on Thursday afternoon, April 13. Please bring several copies of the enclosed candidate survey with you. We must have your completed survey in hand in order to conduct the interview.


William E. Price



1. If Congress passes a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit abortion except when it was necessary to prevent the death of the mother, would you actively support its ratification by the Texas Legislature?

Miers' answer: Yes

2. If the Supreme Court returns to the States the right to restrict abortion, would you actively support legislation that would reinstate our 1973 abortion law that prohibited all abortions except those necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

Miers' answer: Yes

3. Will you oppose the use of public monies for abortion except where necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

Miers' answer: Yes

4. Will you oppose the use of City funds or facilities by any persons, groups, clinics or organizations to promote, encourage or provide referrals for abortions?

Miers' answer: Yes

5. Will you vote against the appointment of pro-abortion persons to City Boards or Committees that deal with health issues? (To the extent Pro-Life views are relevant.)

Miers' answer: Yes

6. Would you refuse the endorsement of any organization that supports abortion-on-demand?

Miers' answer: Yes

7. Will you participate in press conferences to promote the goals of the pro-life movement?

Miers' answer: Yes

8. Will you use your influences as an elected official within the confines of your oath of office to promote the pro-life cause?

Miers' answer: Yes

9. Will you participate in pro-life rallies and special events?

Miers' answer: Yes

10. What other ways can you think of in which you could use your office to promote the pro-life cause? Would you like to be considered for an endorsement by our PAC?

Miers' answer: Yes