I remain committed to protecting our shared Louisiana values and respect for God, country and family. Our founding fathers built a new nation upon these principals, protecting religious freedom in the First Amendment of our Constitution, and I will continue to defend them in Congress.
As a heart surgeon, I dedicated myself to preserving life, and I oppose abortion. I'm a consistent supporter of several pro-life bills pending in Congress. I'll also continue to fight efforts to direct federal tax dollars towards abortion or biomedical research that creates human life for the purpose of destruction.
I believe marriage is the most fundamental institution of our society, and it should not be redefined by activist judges. I believe this issue should remain in the hands of Louisiana voters who overwhelmingly supported a state amendment declaring: "Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman."