In his weekly newsletter, Congressman August Pfluger, (R-TX 11) offered his opinion on the decision announced Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning abortion, and he explained why he had voted on Friday against the proposed gun law.
Protecting the Unborn
, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade. This historic ruling affirms that there is no constitutional right to abortion, and returns power to the American people to speak through their elected officials to enact laws that protect unborn children.
This is a day that the pro-life movement has prayed for and worked toward for 50 years. Every life is precious, and this decision will no doubt result in countless unborn lives being saved. I will continue pushing to protect and defend unborn children. Nothing can be more important.
Voting to Protect the Second Amendment
, I voted no on the Senate gun bill. As a fierce defender of our Constitutional Rights, including the Second Amendment, I believe this bill infringes upon the rights of law-abiding Americans.
House Republicans proposed an alternative bill, the Secure Every School and Protect our Nation’s Children (STOP II) Act
. This legislation would fund school resource officers and mental health counselors, close gaps in school security, and strengthen active shooter preparedness efforts, with all costs being offset by unused state and local COVID funds. Unfortunately, this was voted down.
I remain open and willing to discuss initiatives to promote public safety, but not at the expense of our Second Amendment.