Issues

Pro-Life

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade and ignited a fierce debate that has divided this nation ever since.  With that decision, the Supreme Court discovered a penumbra of rights that do not exist in the text of Constitution, but which the Court concluded includes the right to terminate a pregnancy.  That would have surprised the founders who had concluded that all men are created, not born but created, equal and given inalienable rights by God, Himself, that include the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of liberty.  The Court ushered in a new era of judicial activism and social engineering from the bench by unelected, unaccountable federal judges.  That day, it abandoned its historical role as the institution that was insulated from politics and charged with applying the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress and, instead, began to make up new laws itself. 

Since that time, nearly 62,000,000 babies have been killed. 

Over 850,000 babies were killed by abortion in 2017.  It is the American Holocaust. We must again recognize certain fundamental truths:

Life begins at conception.

It is not a fetus but a baby.

All life is precious and must be protected.

The most vulnerable among us, the unborn, deserve the greatest protection.

You do not have to take my word for where I stand on the issue of abortion.  I have a record.  As Alabama’s Attorney General, I brought the first and only prosecution ever against an abortionist who broke Alabama law. 

When I took office, Alabama law did not afford protection to the unborn so that, if a baby was injured or killed during the commission of a violent crime against his or her mother, no prosecution could be pursued for the injuries to or death of the baby.  I also wrote and passed legislation to fix that.  Today, in Alabama, if you injure or a kill a baby, you may be charged with and convicted for not one crime but two – one for your crimes against the mother and the other for your crimes against her unborn baby.

Now it is time to do for America what we have already done for Alabama.  As a Congressman, I will:

Ensure that the Department of Justice pursues and prosecutes those who commit illegal abortions; and

Draft legislation to protect unborn babies from violence to the same extent as their born counterparts; and

Oppose funding for Planned Parenthood or any other entity that uses its funding to perform abortions; and

Expand funding for adoption agencies and organizations; and

Work to help vet judges who reject an activist approach to their role as a federal judge; and

Pray for God’s forgiveness for us a nation that has so disrespected His creation by callously and cavalierly destroying it under the color of law.

Ronald Reagan once sagely observed of the hypocrisy of the abortionists that “I have noticed that all of those who support abortion rights were born.”

Over 250 babies have been aborted somewhere in the world since you started reading this.  It is time to stop the killing.