As a father and grandfather, there is no doubt in my mind that life begins at conception. As a member of the House Pro Life Caucus, I will always fight for the rights of the unborn. I strongly oppose any taxpayer money going to funding abortions which is why I have voted for and co-sponsored legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other family planning entities that perform and support abortions.
But it doesn’t end there. I strongly oppose the mandate in President Obama’s takeover of health care that requires institutions of faith, like Franciscan University in Steubenville, to cover contraception and abortion services in their health care plans. This is in direct violation of their religious freedoms protected in the constitution and it must be stopped. This disastrous law must be repealed entirely to stop this assault on innocent life and religious freedom.
I will never relent in my commitment to protecting the rights of all Americans – both born and unborn.