Issue Position: Protecting Life and Family

Issue Position

Thad is pro-life and helped launch the Hyde Amendment to bar the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortions. Thad also cosponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act in 2011. He is a co-sponsor of a bill that would require every health plan offered on an Obamacare insurance exchange to disclose any coverage of abortion in the plan's marketing and advertising materials. The National Right to Life Committee strongly supports this legislation and gives Thad a 100% rating for voting to protect unborn children.

Thad also is a cosponsor of the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, which would bar the federal government from discriminating against individuals and organizations based upon their faith-founded belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.