Issue Position: Family Issues
I believe that the institution of marriage is a legal and moral bond between a man and a woman. I have therefore supported several efforts in the House of Representatives to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and make any state law defining it in any other way unconstitutional.
I do not support the use of abortion. Prior to serving in Congress, I was an obstetrician/gynecologist for over 20 years and delivered over 3,000 babies during my years in practice. I wrote the bylaws at the Medical Center of Lewisville and two Denton County surgery centers prohibiting abortions from being performed on the premises. Having dedicated 21 years of my life to a pro-life obstetrics practice, I believe that the United States Constitution is very clear when it guarantees a right to life.