Protecting the Most Vulnerable: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions
This past week, we witnessed an undercover, barbaric video where Planned Parenthood was caught selling body parts of aborted babies. I have joined several of my colleagues in speaking out against Planned Parenthood'â€™s evil and depraved actions and fully support congressional investigation into the organization. I also urge the Senate to act quickly to pass the House's legislation that assures no taxpayer dollars are used for abortions - H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
- An original co-sponsor of H.R. 217, the Title X Abortion Provider Act which clarifies the original intent and spirit of the law to prohibit any Title X grants to Planned Parenthood and any other organization that continue to abuse their privileges as health care providers and fail to protect life by providing abortions.
- Supported House passage of H.R. 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015 â€“ prohibits premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) from being granted for health plans that include elective abortion coverage
- An original co-sponsor of H.R. 36, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which safeguards unborn children and their mothers by limiting abortion past 20 weeksâ€”the stage at which babies are capable of feeling pain at this stage. He was a champion of this crucial legislation being passed through the House and spoke passionately on the House floor to defend our most vulnerable.