Oct 03, 2015

“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”

Pope Francis: Speech to Congress, September 24, 2015

There is a lot going on in DC, and I want to be sure you know about the work I am doing to protect the unborn.

The undercover videos featuring senior-level officials admitting unethical and potentially illegal practices should be of great concern to every American.

The House is using every investigative tool possible to force these leaders to defend the despicable practices described, and we will continue to investigate whether the organization violated laws. Click here to follow the investigations as they continue.

I want to be very clear—the government funding bill I voted for this week included no money for Planned Parenthood.

As National Right to Life president Carol Tobias expressed this week, we must not risk losing ground on the pro-life cause. “[Our] goals are more easily and effectively achieved if the 71% of American voters opposed to a government shutdown aren’t angry at the pro-life [cause],” Tobias writes.

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Brian and I are blessed to have three children, Cole, Grace, and Brynn. Being a mom informs my perspective as a Member of Congress, and I am passionate about our American values—faith, family, freedom, opportunity, and responsibility.

I will always be a strong supporter of the pro-life cause. America must be the place where every life matters and every person has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

I’m proud of the important steps Congress has taken this year to protect the unborn. We passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act at the beginning of the year. This spring, I led a major pro-life victory in the House by passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The most sweeping pro-life legislation in history, it prevents abortions from taking place after the fifth month of pregnancy.

Recently, I voted for bills that would defund Planned Parenthood, extend protections to babies born during failed abortions, and allow states to prohibit abortion providers from receiving Medicaid dollars.

I will continue to fight for the rights of every person in this country, including those without a voice. If you have any questions or ideas, I want to hear from you. Your input helps me make better decisions.

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