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Issue Position: Defending the Culture of Life

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I stand firm in the fundamental belief that life begins at conception. A moral society cannot be sustained unless full human rights are extended to the unborn. Success in the pro-life movement will usher in a new era of personal responsibility and moral integrity. By merely debating atrocities such as partial-birth abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and human cloning, our children learn that life is a statistic and not God's precious gift. We must instill our youth with the principle that no individual or institution can marginalize or destroy life.

In the 108th Congress, I was a co-sponsor of H.R. 3069, the Life at Conception Act, which would recognize the sanctity of life from the moment it begins. Unfortunately, the Life at Conception Act was not passed in the 108th Congress. It has been reintroduced in the 109th Congress as H.R. 552, the Right to Life Act. Once again I am glad to co-sponsor the Right to Life Act. The bill is currently in the Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, of which I am a member.


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