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As penned in the Declaration of Independence, our forefathers founded America with the strong belief that individuals are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Among those is the right to life, which influences my commitment to protecting the most vulnerable, including the unborn. 

Since entering Congress, protection of life has been one of my highest priorities. Throughout my service in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have voted in support of life and currently have a 100 percent pro-life voting record. In the days ahead, I will continue to defend the sanctity of life with every vote I cast. 

More on Life

September 18, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the followed statement after he supported pro-life legislation on the House floor this week.
August 10, 2015 Weekly Columns

Without question, the recent release of several undercover videos showing the cold-hearted, profit-driven and suspicious back-room realities at Planned Parenthood have shocked and horrified the vast majority of Americans. For those who have watched the videos or opted only to read about the horrors contained therein, the stomach-churning conversations and horrific images reveal a dark industry that not only claims the precious lives of unborn children but shamelessly sells their aborted remains.

July 24, 2015 News Stories

The Hill - Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan

House Republicans outraged by a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos about fetal parts are pressuring their leadership to immediately call a vote on defunding the organization.

Republican members have been lining up behind the push to cut off federal funds to the organization. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and 124 co-sponsors have backed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year while an investigation takes place.

June 30, 2014 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on the case, Sebelius, Sec. of HHS v. Hobby Stores, Inc. The Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby’s request to be excused from the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare that required business owners to cover contraceptives and abortifacients.
June 2, 2014 Weekly Columns

During our country’s beginnings, our founders recognized the importance of establishing, protecting and preserving certain rights for all Americans. For generations, the unique liberties in our Bill of Rights have been the bedrock of our country and given assurance and peace of mind to every citizen. 

While conflicting opinions and beliefs have and always will be inevitable, one of the reasons our nation remains the greatest in the world rests on the freedoms imagined and secured long ago by our forefathers.

March 25, 2014 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s oral argument, Sebelius, Sec. of HHS v. Hobby Stores, Inc.
March 24, 2014 Weekly Columns

When you have car trouble, you first look at the nature and complexity of the problem. If you’re lucky, your car might only need some minor tweaks like replacing the battery or putting more air in the tires. But on some unfortunate occasions, your mechanic might recommend an expensive overhaul or buying a completely new car. Based on the situation, you must weigh your options and decide if it’s cost-effective, beneficial and even possible to repair the vehicle. Otherwise, sometimes the best solution and only lasting solution is a replacement.

June 18, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement after supporting H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would ban abortions on pregnancies at 20 weeks gestation or later, at which time medical research has proven unborn children feel pain when aborted.
February 26, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole today voted for a House measure protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children.
October 2, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Representative Tom Cole voted today on the House-Senate conference agreement on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 that passed in the House, 281-142.