Abortion is nothing less than a national sin, and it reveals much about the conscience of our nation. I feel profound sorrow for any woman who believes that she must destroy her unborn child. Instead of glorifying this awful act of desperation, we ought to grieve for the tens of millions of Americans who never had a chance to take their first breath, to see their mother’s face, or even to cry for help.
Over the course of many years, the abortion lobby has been hard at work changing the narrative around this horrific and wholly immoral practice. But what’s their end goal in doing this? The answer is simple: they want to normalize abortion to the point where people see it as routine, empowering, and without consequence. Recently, in a hearing on abortion in the House Oversight Committee, I took the time to uncover some of the most common euphemisms that are being used by the abortion lobby and its advocates:
Women’s Health: Abortion or the destruction of innocent unborn babies.
Reproductive Freedom: The ability to murder a child out of convenience.
Abortion Rights: Robbing another of life.
Pro-Choice: Destroying innocent life.
Using this type of language to contort the practice of abortion is an outright denial of the procedure itself. It is important that we do not allow these terms to obscure what is happening to millions of unborn babies. Whether a pregnancy is planned or unplanned, or even the result of horrific circumstances, ending that child’s life with an abortion to “empower” or protect the “freedom” of the mother is not an answer. Abortion only compounds the sorrow. I refuse to normalize abortion and reject its very premise—that the sacrifice of an innocent life that cannot speak for itself is justified in any way.
To view my full opening remarks in the Oversight Committee’s hearing last week, click here.
ICYMI: Scrap The Job-Killing Vaccine Mandate
Last week, every Republican member of the Education and Labor Committee joined me in sending a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh requesting that he immediately suspend work on the unlawful national mandate for COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace. At a time when inflation is growing by leaps and bounds, the economy is in tatters, and job creators are facing a worker shortage that threatens their livelihoods, the Department of Labor is serving only as an impediment to the recovery we know we are capable of achieving. Here’s a short excerpt from the letter:
“After failing to ‘shut down the virus,’ President Biden is now weaponizing the federal bureaucracy to crush American businesses with this rushed and unprecedented OSHA mandate. This scheme not only passes the buck to workers and job creators, but it also creates massive uncertainty, costs, and liabilities for many employers. Small businesses will be particularly harmed by being forced to police vaccine and testing on behalf of the federal government.”
To read our full letter, click here.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October has been officially designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and with so scams and stories of bad actors working to steal sensitive personal information from Americans, it’s vital that you remain up to date on the latest information that can protect you and your family. One resource that I highly encourage you to use is the North Carolina Department of Information Technology’s website that features tips and best practices for how you and your loved ones can stay safe online. Below are a few tips, courtesy of the NCDIT, that are important to pay attention to:
- Be suspicious of unsolicited messages, especially those with urgent requests, offers too good to be true or consequences for not acting on them right away.
- Don’t hesitate to follow up with a sender by phone or in person if a message seems out of the ordinary or is a request for money or sensitive information.
- Avoid clicking links or opening attachments in suspicious messages. If there’s any doubt, check with the sender first.
- Check website URLs to make sure they are legitimate. Malicious websites can look identical to trusted sites, but the URL might use a different spelling or domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
Quote of The Week
“Prayer is the basis of any good action. Each little effort helps to bring about a culture of life, a culture in which children are appreciated rather than disposed of.”
- Matt Birk
Have a blessed weekend.