I am pro-life. I believe that life begins at conception and every life has a soul. I also believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
In Congress, I have stood up in defense of life and traditional marriage. As long as I am blessed to serve in Congress, I will continue to do so. My first legislative act was to introduce the Taxpayer Protection Act, a piece of legislation, which would require states to report any funds they received through Medicaid and spent on organizations that perform, promote, or refer for abortion services.
Early in 2009, I was privileged to have several of my House colleagues join me in requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the amount of tax dollars that have been spent on organizations that promote or perform abortions. In May, I received the report, which outlines that close to $1 billion in federal taxpayer funding were spent over the period of 2000-2008.
A majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for groups that promote or perform abortions. With the national debt over $14 trillion - we must apply strict scrutiny to every federal dollar allocated. Since coming to Congress, I have fought against unnecessary and excessive government spending in all areas.
Olson Family Values Op/Eds:
Why I Ran For Congress - South Belt-Ellington Leader 9/9/2010
Family Values Bills Supported by Rep. Olson:
1. H.R. 217: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
2. H.R. 61: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
3. H.R.732: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act
4. H.RES.24: Expressing the deep disappointment of the House of Representatives in the enactment by the Russia Government of a law ending inter-country adoptions of Russian children by United States citizens and urging the Russia Government to reconsider the law and prioritize the processing of inter-country adoptions involving parentless Russian children who were already matched with United States families before the enactment of the law.
5. H.R. 1122: PRO-LIFE Act