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Issue Position: Family Issues

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I believe that human life is precious, and that government should protect human life, not assist in its destruction. I am a member of the Values Action Team and the Pro-life Caucus, and I will support legislation to protect the rights of unborn children. Having dedicated more than 25 years of my life to a pro-life obstetrics practice, I believe that the United States Constitution is very clear when it guarantees a right to life.

Because life is so sacred, I believe no federal funds should be used for the destruction of embryos to create new stem cell lines, and there are no restrictions on private funding to be used for this purpose. Stem cell research holds great promise for one day providing solutions to some of the most troubling problems we face in healthcare, and I support stem cell research. This research is already working on new, potentially curative therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell disease, and radiation/chemical weapons injuries.

I believe we must define marriage as the union of a man and a woman and do what is legally necessary to defend the institution of marriage. I believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.


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