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The Laurel Leader-Call - Speak up

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Location: Washington, DC

The Bible tells us to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves." My friends, I hope you will join me in speaking up for the fifty million children since 1973 that never even got a chance to speak because of the Supreme Court's legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade.

Abortion is wrong. It stops a beating heart and infringes on the right to life. This is a precious right that should be protected and cherished beyond all other rights. The Founding Fathers understood that the right to life was an inalienable right endowed by our Creator, and included this fundamental concept in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The right to life has been under attack, but we must remain steadfast in our resolve to protect a child's life. I cannot understand how some people want the death penalty outlawed, but do not even think twice about killing a completely innocent, unborn child. Tragically, 75 percent of those who seek an abortion do so because the child would "interfere" with their personal life. It deeply saddens me that an "interference" can outweigh the sanctity of life.

Being born and raised in South Mississippi, I understand the importance of traditional family values. I have continuously spoken up for unborn children since my time in Congress. I am a proud co-sponsor of H.R. 374, the Life at Conception Act, which declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at the moment of conception. I also co-sponsored H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which prohibits federal funds from paying for any abortion. Finally, I voted to defund Planned Parenthood in H.R. 1, and I will continue to support its defunding in any bill that comes to the House floor.

As I continue to represent the needs of the Fourth Congressional District, I will stand firm on upholding traditional Mississippi values and conservative principles. I urge you to do the same. Working together, we can pursue pro-life legislation in Congress and give a voice to the millions of unborn children across Mississippi and throughout America.


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