Any attack against the sanctity of human life tears apart the moral fabric of this great country. Today, House Democrats rushed through the so-called Women’s Health protection Act, or more appropriately referred to as the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act. Sadly, this is yet another brazen scheme to eviscerate the sanctity of human life and target the unborn. Let me provide you with a few details.
H.R. 3755 is an elaborate smokescreen intended to obscure a radical pro-abortion agenda. This bill would enable abortion on demand throughout the course of a woman’s pregnancy, subject mothers to a myriad of risks caused by a late term abortion and leave the entirety of the abortion industry largely unregulated. What’s most egregious is that the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act removes nearly all pro-life protections for the unborn at both the state and federal levels.
Unfortunately, there’s more. H.R. 3755 also overrides pro-life laws on informed consent, parental notification in the case of a minor, prohibiting dismemberment abortions, and prohibiting abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis, the baby’s sex, when a baby can feel pain, and when the baby’s heartbeat can be detected. On Monday night, I spoke on the House floor about this dangerous bill, and why protecting the unborn is of the utmost importance. The simple truth is that life is a gift that God has bestowed upon us, and it should never be squandered under any circumstance. I am proud to serve as a voice for the unborn in the People’s House, and I will always stand up to any radical agenda that targets them as well as the sanctity of human life.
Some Staggering Border Numbers
Every day, the American people wake up to more concerning news at the southern border, and they’re beyond outraged. Thousands of illegal immigrants continue to overwhelm ports of entry, the flood of illicit narcotics continues to skyrocket, and yet, this administration refuses to act. Many people do not know how severe this crisis has become, and I have a few statistics that you need to know about. I can tell you that these numbers are shocking:
- This August, there were over 208,887 border apprehensions – a 317% increase since August of last year.
- Border apprehensions remain at a 21-year high.
- This August was the second straight month with over 200,000 apprehensions at the southern border.
- Since February 1st of this year, 1.2 million illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southern border.
- 43,941 illegal immigrants have been released into the United States by President Biden since January.
I will continue to call out this administration for this catastrophic failure that has put communities across this country in danger.
New Scam Alert
Recently, a constituent in Burke County was caught in a new scam that robbed her of over $8,000. The “Grandma, Grandpa, It’s Me” scam has made a resurgence and you need to know the facts. Scammers will call older adults claiming to be a grandchild that was involved in an accident or altercation and they need bail money. Victims of this type of scam lost more than $152,000 last year and more than $156,000 this year. To confuse victims, scammers will often use a variety of tactics to disguise their voice or create an elaborate story to mislead potential victims.
To learn more about this scam and red flags to look out for, click here.
Quote of The Week
“A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members; and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying.”
-Pope John Paul II
Have a blessed weekend.