The most basic right that we, as human beings, have is the right to life. I am strongly pro-life, and I support legislation that protects life. Furthermore I will oppose any legislation which provides federal funding for abortions, or encourages abortion as part of the family planning process, both here and abroad. I see it as my responsibility as a Member of Congress to advocate for policies that provide the utmost protection for the lives of the unborn. Rest assured, I will continue to advocate for the passage of legislation that protects the sanctity of life. The Declaration of Independence has the correct order: without life we can have neither liberty nor pursue happiness.