Protecting life and the most vulnerable among us is the most important measure of any society.
In fulfillment of that commitment and as a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, I have supported a number of measures to protect the sanctity of life at every stage, safeguard women’s health, and shine a light on the horrific realities of abortion.
Such measures include my effort to defund Planned Parenthood and to redirect those funds to other eligible providers of women’s health care, like community health centers and hospitals, instead. I have also supported legislation to prohibit abortion after about five months of pregnancy – the stage of development at which evidence shows unborn babies can feel pain and survive outside of the womb.
I’ve been proud to support and vote for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, commonsense legislation that would simply require health care practitioners to provide the same degree of care to a baby who survives an abortion as they would any child born naturally premature at the same age.