Americans have certain inalienable rights; among them is the right to life. It is a national tragedy that in the 39 years since Roe v Wade, over 50 million Americans have been denied that right. I am a strong defender of the unborn because I believe that the measure of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable and every life is sacred. I have voted to defund Planned Parenthood, cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and the Protect Life Act, which would ban federal funding of abortion.Unfortunately, the Democrat controlled Senate and President Obama killed these common sense, bipartisan measures. As long as Roe v Wade is the law of the land, we cannot totally get rid of abortion, but what we absolutely can and must do is make sure that taxpayers are not used to subsidize the abortion industry.