life and abortion

The Declaration of Independence contains these words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The right to “Life” is not granted by humans, but rather is an endowment by our “Creator”.

Aborting an unborn life is an affront to the Creator. I am pro-life and pro-family. I feel strongly about individual freedoms. Individuals should be free to choose their actions; however, they are not free to choose the consequences of those actions. Adult men and women may freely choose to engage in activities that lead to pregnancy; however, they should not be able to terminate the life, which is created, as a natural consequence of their actions. When a woman becomes pregnant due to rape or incest, she was denied the freedom of choosing her actions. Therefore, I support a woman’s right to abortion in cases of rape, or incest or if the life and health of the mother are at risk.

Just like 71% of Americans, the people of Nevada think there should be limits on abortion.  In Nevada, those limits are 24 weeks and then the life and health of the mother.  Career Politicians who vote to remove all limits are ignoring the will of the people. Some have voted to allow abortion up until the very day of delivery in the 9th month of pregnancy and to have the government pay for it.  This extreme position should not stand.  Abortion is settled law in Nevada.  The law was passed by a referendum of the people, meaning it cannot be overturned by the Governor or the legislature. 

Mark agrees with the supreme court’s decision, not just because he is pro-life, but because it is the correct legal decision.  Even Ruth Bader Ginsberg said that the original Roe decision was on shaky ground.  There is no Constitutional right to an abortion.  The Constitution gives very limited power to the Federal Government.  All other powers are vested in the States and in We, the People. The people of Nevada have spoken. 

As your representative in Congress, I will oppose any bill in Congress that takes power from the People and gives it to the Federal government.  Therefore, I will oppose Federal legislation on abortion.  This issue should be left to the States and to the People.

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