The U.S. Declaration of Independence guarantees each American the right to, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I believe that an unborn child is a life, and as such, shall be guaranteed the right to life. Denying life to the unborn conflicts with these stated protections and undermines the value of life in our society.
Additionally, I am a strong supporter of adoption as an alternative to abortion. I serve as the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption and have authored proposals designed encourage domestic and international adoptions for American families. When my daughter and son-in-law adopted my granddaughter, Marie, a beautiful girl from Ethiopia, they joined hundreds of thousands of other adoptive parents around the country in affirming that there is a better way than abortion, and there is hope for every child. I will continue to work on initiatives to promote safe efficient adoptions, as well as legislation that encourages more families to take in children in need of foster care.
Senator Inhofe believes that one’s expression of faith is an important Constitutionally protected right that is foundational to the strength of our civil society. He has fought against extreme liberalism that has sought to curb the public expression of faith in our nation. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has advocated for religious freedom around the world in countries that have not traditionally recognized such rights.
I have consistently supported and defended traditional marriage between one man and one woman as a cornerstone to the strength of our society. I strongly oppose the Obama Administration’s attack on traditional marriage and attempts to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. I am proud of my pro-family record, and I believe that traditional marriage is best for the nurturing and development of children, and, as such, is critical to the success of our nation.