Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has been endorsed in the March 6 Republican primary election by the Cincinnati Right to Life Political Action Committee, which is dedicated to ending abortion and preventing euthanasia.
The endorsement "is a vote of confidence in your commitment to protect innocent human beings from conception to natural death through legislation and personal action," Jack Hart, president of the organization, wrote in a Jan. 18 letter to Congresswoman Schmidt. "We wish you success in this election so that together we can ensure the right to life for the vulnerable at every age and every stage."
Congresswoman Schmidt, a Clermont County Republican who represents Ohio's Second District, said she was grateful to be recognized for her leadership on pro-life issues and legislation. "I will continue the legislative fight to protect the lives of both unborn babies and the elderly," said Congresswoman Schmidt, who is chairwoman of the Congressional Pro-Life Women's Caucus.
During the last session of the U.S. House, Congresswoman Schmidt co-sponsored a bill to repeal Obamacare. The president's health-care measure could open the door for taxpayer money to go to abortion providers, and Obamacare also could reduce medical treatment options for seniors. Congresswoman Schmidt and other Republicans in the House voted to repeal Obamacare, but the legislation remains stranded in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Congresswoman Schmidt also co-sponsored and voted for the Protect Life Act, which recently passed in the House. It would amend Obamacare to prevent federal funds from supporting health-care plans that include abortion coverage. In addition, Congresswoman Schmidt recently co-sponsored and voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which was approved by the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.
Congresswoman Schmidt previously served four years as a lawmaker in the Ohio General Assembly, where she was instrumental in ensuring that Planned Parenthood didn't receive funding from the state. "I oppose local, state, or federal taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood for any reason - because such money frees up resources that can be used to promote and perform abortions," Congresswoman Schmidt said.
Congresswoman Schmidt was president of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati in 2005, when she became the first woman elected to represent Southern Ohio in Congress. She has been married for 35 years to the same man, Peter Schmidt, and is a loving mother and grandmother.
But, Brad Wenstrup's the real pro life conservative, right? Even though he voted to give money to Planned Parenthood....Um...NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!