Issue Position: Abortion / Adoption
The U.S. Deceleration of Independence guarantees each American the right to, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." I believe that an unborn child is a life, and as such, shall be guaranteed the right to life. Denying life to the unborn conflicts with these stated protections and undermines the value of life in our society.
Additionally, I am a strong supporter of adoption as an alternative to abortion. When my daughter and son-in-law adopted my granddaughter Zegita, a beautiful girl from Ethiopia, they joined hundreds of thousands of other adoptive parents around the country in affirming that there is a better way than abortion and there is hope for every child. I will continue to work on initiatives to promote safe efficient adoptions, as well as legislation that encourages more families to take in children in need of foster care.