I support the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, the rights of the unborn child and oppose abortion based on sex selection, convenience, or as a method of birth control. Adoption should be encouraged and enabled by legislation as an alternative to abortion.
I do not believe that minors are prepared for the complex decisions about abortion; therefore, I support parental consent for minors to obtain an abortion. I oppose the use of federal or state tax dollars to fund abortions. I recognize that conception as the result of heinous crimes of rape or incest creates a unique and challenging decision of the victims. I also recognize that even with the advances of medicine there are cases in which the life of the expectant mother can pose impossible decisions, even for the most adamant pro-life parents. I support the decisions of those immediately impacted by these complex situations.