Issue Position: Abortion

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2014
Issues: Abortion

The right to life is sacred and undeniable. It is the proper role of government to protect life, and it is unconscionable for government to sanction the taking of helpless and innocent life.

I believe that no government funds should be used to pay for abortion. Despite several existing prohibitions, some organizations that perform abortions still receive federal funding. I have cosponsored several pieces of legislation to end this practice, including:

H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions or abortion coverage.
H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which prohibits the use of all funds distributed through Title X of the Public Health Service Act to support any entity, including Planned Parenthood, that performs or funds abortions.
H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, which prohibits the government from mandating that insurance companies provide and private employers offer health insurance plans that covers abortion. It also prohibits federal agencies from withholding funding to health care entities that refuse to provide abortions.
H.R. 1797, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits the abortions for unborn children aged 20 weeks or older.