As someone with strong pro-life convictions and a Member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, I am committed to advancing a pro-life agenda. I am very encouraged to have the Trump Administration in the White House who shares those convictions. Under President Obama, we saw the largest expansion of taxpayer funding of abortion in U.S history with the passage of Obamacare.
This is why one of my first steps in advancing a pro-life agenda is supporting and cosponsoring legislation to ensure that your tax dollars are not used to subsidize abortions. Around two-thirds of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, yet under the previous Administration taxpayers were subsidizing abortions each year through subsidies to the Obamacare exchanges. I am working to have provisions codified into law that would prevent taxpayer funding of abortions altogether.
I am working with my colleagues in the House Pro-Life Caucus to protect unborn life and strengthen protections for those with a pro-life conscience. Permanently defunding Planned Parenthood and its affiliates is a top priority for me, as well codifying protections for pro-life individuals so that they are not coerced by their employer or any government entity to perform or be involved in any way in abortion-related activities. We are working to enact these pro-life policies so that our nation can truly be a defender of life and freedom.