All federal funding for Planned Parenthood and other entities that perform abortions must end. To help prevent the taking of innocent human life through abortion, I believe that a mother requesting an abortion should undergo an ultrasound and review the life within her. Life begins at the moment of fertilization and all of us should work toward eliminating all abortions. Having said that, I am the author of the Heartbeat Protection Act, H.R. 490. This legislation would make it a felony for any doctor to perform an abortion after a heartbeat has been detected. With this bill's passage, we'd save 95 percent of babies currently being aborted across the country. In addition, we must work to ensure that only those who believe that human life has a natural right to be protected – consistent with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – are nominated for and confirmed to positions as judges in our federal courts.