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.
Mark is pro-life and pro-family. He feels 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 women becomes pregnant due to rape or incest, she was denied the freedom of choosing her actions. Therefore, Mark supports a woman’s right to abortion in cases of rape, incest or if the life and health of the mother is at risk.
As a member of Congress, Mark will defend religious liberty and will oppose Federal funding for abortion at home or abroad.