Abortion

I am 100 percent pro-life. I believe in the sanctity of human life, that life begins at conception, and in protecting the rights of the unborn.

Abortion is an intensely personal issue which inspires deep passion on both sides, and I recognize the strong feelings it evokes. When the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, it threw open the doors for abortion without giving the people an opportunity to make their views known on the issue through their elected representatives. The judicial protection for abortion has unfortunately continued in opposition to the expressed will of the majority of the people.

I will continue to advocate for this position in the U.S. Congress. Every Congress I cosponsor legislation that will establish that life begins at conception, prevent tax payer dollars from funding abortions and ensure that no funds provided under Title X should be awarded to entities which perform services for, or provide funds to, another entity which performs abortions.

I am also proud to be a member of the pro-life caucus, a bipartisan group of representatives who are against the practice of abortion and believe in fostering legislation that promotes life. During my time in Washington, I promise to advocate for the rights of the unborn and will actively fight against legislation that allows taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.