As your state senator, it’s important you know where I stand on the issues and why. Personally, I fall into the third group. What does that mean? It means I am against bans in the first trimester but believe second- and third-trimester abortions – when the baby can feel pain, has a beating heart, ten fingers, and ten toes – are abhorrent and should be restricted. It also means I support exceptions for rape, incest, and to save the mother’s life – as do the majority of Americans. My experiences as a husband, father, Christian, and conservative shaped my views on this issue.
Ideally, an independent redistricting process would provide the will of the citizens as to districts. Many states and many of us in NC have struggled with how to create a truly “independent” process. If we can work together to accomplish an independent redistricting structure that works, we will need to ask the citizens of NC to vote on a constitutional amendment to change the legislative districting process under the current NC Constitution.
I sponsored SB 711: The NC Compassionate Care Act and led the fight to legalize medical cannabis. The legislation would allow for the use of medical cannabis for veterans with PTSD, cancer patients and other debilitating medical conditions. - This legislation passed the Senate, and I will keep working until we get it done!