Today, and every day, life is winning. The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was a monumental victory that Americans have fought to achieve for half a century. Think about that. 50 years of tireless advocacy by everyday Americans to protect the most vulnerable in our society has succeeded.
The deliberate destruction of human life is a tragedy beyond words, and it is a damning rebuke of the values that we have always espoused in this country. One day, we hope it will be different. We hope life will cease to be valued on a sliding scale. We hope the era of “elective abortions”, spurred by bomb-throwing political opportunists on the left, will be closed, and collectively deemed one of the darkest chapters in American history. This historic ruling by the Supreme Court takes a sizable step closer to closing that chapter.
Children in the womb are people. They are our future leaders, sons, daughters, and future members of Congress. An outright denial of life for the most vulnerable – who cannot speak for themselves – is in no way justified. “Abortion” is not an exercise of freedom; it is a death knell for the most precious gift that God has bestowed upon us: life.
As to be expected, the moment the Dobbs decision was released, the mainstream media went into a massive frenzy and issued a litany of condemnations toward the Supreme Court and pro-life Americans. Last week, I spoke about this very issue, and why radical progressives preach about exercising and respecting “choice” when it comes to terminating a human life, but they refuse to acknowledge those who choose life instead. What we don’t hear is condemnations of those who firebomb crisis pregnancy centers or deface churches – all we hear is crickets from the left.
I am immensely proud to fight for the unborn in the People’s House, and it is a mission that I do not take lightly. The unborn deserve nothing less than unwavering advocates, and it is a responsibility that we would all do well to uphold. God’s most precious gift should always be defended, and it should never be squandered under any circumstance.
An Important Update
The Second Amendment was explicitly designed to protect our God-given right of keeping and bearing arms from undue infringement by the federal government. One infringement is currently in place in the form of excise taxes levied on manufacturers of firearms and ammunition. Recently, I signed on as an original cosponsor of Representative Andrew Clyde’s (R-GA) RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act, legislation that would eliminate these excise taxes in their entirety. When the federal government weaponizes taxation, the rights of Americans come under threat, and this legislation acts as a bulwark to further protect us.
To learn more about the RETURN our Constitutional Rights Act, click here.
ICYMI: Defending Women’s Sports
Last Thursday, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, legislation that revolutionized women’s sports and women’s access to education. Since the Education Amendments of 1972 passed women’s participation in sports has skyrocketed. 50 years ago, only one out of every 27 women participated in college level sports; today that number is one in five. Title IX granted women equal access to educational opportunities, including college admissions and teaching positions at postsecondary institutions. Because of this, more women are going to college today than ever before. While this monumental legislation has strengthened our country and our workforce beyond belief, it is under threat today.
On Thursday, I took to the floor of the house to warn the American people about the Biden administration’s repeated attempts to misuse this landmark legislation. I highly encourage you to watch.
Quote of The Week
“I believe our society has a responsibility to defend the vulnerable and the weak. And I believe our nation should set a goal that unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.”
-President George W. Bush
Have a blessed weekend,