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The gift of life is an inherent right bestowed on each and every human being at the moment of conception.  The act of abortion targets our most vulnerable population -- unborn children.  It is impossible to comprehend the number of lives that were never given a chance to flourish because they were destroyed in the womb.  As your representative in Congress, please know that I will continue to fight to end the cruelty of such practices and to stand up for the unborn by advocating for pro-life policies.

There is no doubt in my mind that the strength of our great nation is tied to the stability of our families. Families provide a nurturing, safe and loving environment for our children to grow and succeed. Thousands of foster children in Missouri are in need of adoptive parents. As a strong believer in the right to life, our society must support the organizations that support abandoned children and that provide alternative options other than abortion to women who cannot provide for a child or who are not ready to be a mother.

In February, 2017, I received the "True Blue" award from the Family Research Council Action. In the 115th Congress, I have cosponsored the following pro-life bills: 

H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
H.R. 681, the Life at Conception Act
H.R. 147, the Prenatal Discrimination Act
H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act
H.R. 37, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
H.R. 354, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act
The Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act
The Conscience Protection Act
The Disapproval Resolution on the Obama Administration's Midnight Title X Rule

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