As your conservative State Representative, one of my core beliefs and primary goals is to protect the life of the unborn. I also take seriously my duty to be a responsible steward of your tax dollars.
This session, the House and Senate each introduced bills to prevent your tax dollars from being used for elective abortions. Working with the Senate, we passed SB 98. Specifically, this bill forbids the State Health Benefit Plan from using tax dollars to pay for these procedures. It also prevents insurance providers that are part of the federally created health insurance exchange from offering coverage for an elective termination of pregnancy.
I am pleased with the support this bill received from those of you who contacted my office about it. SB 98 now sits on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. I will continue to work hard on your behalf to protect the life of the unborn and our conservative values.