Protecting Life

I continue to be proud of my 100% pro-life voting record. I have always worked to protect life and the dignity of all human beings, including the unborn.

During May 2011, I voted to end taxpayer funding of abortion. As a mother of three, I believed it was time to permanently ensure our hard-earned taxpayer dollars weren’t paying for highly controversial issues, such as abortion.

I voted in favor of H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), but it ultimately failed in the House of Representatives.

I also recently cosponsored legislation to reaffirm freedom of conscience when it comes to health care. H.R. 1179, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011, exempts religious schools, charities and hospitals from providing contraception and sterilization coverage in their private health insurance plans.