"Since the Supreme Court’s sweeping Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 overturned hundreds of laws in states across the country, more than 55 million unborn children have lost their lives to abortion — about one-third of the millennial generation...
It’s disturbing that, for more than four decades, our nation has been complicit in this gross violation of human rights. With the advent of the ultrasound and improved prenatal care, science has shown in vivid detail the life inside of a mother...
When we tell one another that abortion is okay, we reinforce the idea that human lives are disposable, that we can throw away anything or anyone that inconveniences us."
"Americans Should Not Have to Pay for Abortions through Obamacare," redalertpolitics.com, Jan. 21, 2014
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, ThDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to abortion; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in abortion and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
US House Representative (R-IL), 2011-present
Member, House Financial Services and Space, Science & Technology Committees
Recipient, Champion of Science Award, Science Coalition, Oct. 12, 2012
Recipient, George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award, Science, Engineering and Technology Work Group (SETWG), 2012
Member, Illinois State Senate, 2007-2011
Member, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1999-2007
Former Vice-President, Performance Trust Investment Advisors (Chicago, IL)
Member, Dupage County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners, 1994-1998
Member, DuPage County Board, 1994-1998
Former Office Manager and Scheduler for former US Representative Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
Former attorney, Johnson, Westra, Broecker, Whittaker & Newitt, P.C.
JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993
BA, magna cum laude, Political Science, Bethel College, 1988