Factory abortion threatens the soul of America. While supporters claim the practice should be “rare,” they fight for preservation of the factory abortion industry and groups such as Planned Parenthood. This inconsistency calls to mind an Abraham Lincoln quote about slavery: “As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal.  We now practically read it, All men are created equal except negroes … When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia for instance where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

Because abortion stops a beating heart, the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition is working to make it rare. Yet, Florida nevertheless accounts for approximately 8% of abortions in the nation, with many states having more restrictive laws. We will continue to work for laws promoting life in Florida.

Nationally, Faith & Freedom is working with elected leaders in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols throughout the country to enact pro-life laws and executive action that protects women and their unborn children.

Being “pro-life” is about other issues as well. Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition will work for adoption and counseling services for parents. In addition, we believe that providing adequate health care and education to mother and child before, during, and after pregnancy, is a key component of reducing the number of abortions in our state.

We support:

• President Trump’s Executive Order re-instituting President Reagan’s Mexico City Policy to require that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) agree, as a condition of their receipt of U.S. federal grant money, neither to perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning overseas.

• H.J. Res. 43, to overturn an Obama era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directive that forced states to provide Title X funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations performing abortions.

• The “Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act” to stop the abhorrent practice of taking the life of an unborn child after the 20th week of pregnancy when medical science shows the child can feel pain.

• “The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Faithful to the “self-evident” truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death regardless of method of conception, gestational age, or dependency, and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.

We support a human life amendment to the Iowa and U.S. Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion or fund organizations which perform or advocate it and will not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.

We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life. We oppose the non-consensual withholding or withdrawal of care or treatment, including food and water, from people with disabilities, including newborns, as well as the elderly and infirm, just as we oppose active and passive euthanasia and assisted suicide.

We support the use of non-embryonic stem cells to advance modern medical research. We oppose somatic cell nuclear transfer (human cloning), embryonic stem cell research, human fetal-tissue research from induced abortions, and the commercial use or sale of fetal parts.