Protecting Life


Protecting life is one of the most important responsibilities of elected officials and it’s something Liz takes very seriously. Unfortunately, the rights of the unborn are under attack by far-left advocates.  She’s proud to be a co-sponsor of the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, and enthusiastically signed a discharge petition to bring this legislation to the House floor for an up-or-down vote. Babies who are born after failed abortion attempts deserve every possible protection, and those unwilling to support legislation to do that are endorsing a policy tantamount to infanticide.

Liz also proudly co-sponsored legislation that would: (1) prevent taxpayer funding for abortion; (2) defund Planned Parenthood; and (3) prevent abortions after 20 weeks. She’s proud of her pro-life record and will always be an outspoken voice in defense of all human life.

 

What Liz Has Done:

Cosponsored legislation to: prevent taxpayer money from being used to fund abortions, defund Planned Parenthood, and issue harsh penalties on physicians who refuse to care for children born during a failed abortion.

Signed an Amicus Brief supporting a LA state law that would have required all abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.

Signed an Amicus Brief supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor and their religious objection to the Obamacare Contraception Mandate.

Backed legislation that would require that health care practitioners who are present at the live birth exercise skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child.

Strongly opposed infanticide and supported Republican legislation that would end the practice. Democrats have blocked this legislation from coming to the House Floor 80+ times.

Signed onto a letter opposing President Biden’s Executive Order on overturning the Mexico City Policy.

Signed onto a letter to Leadership ensuring the protection of Hyde Provisions.

Cosponsored HR. 534, the Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act, which would codify the Trump Administration’s expanded Mexico City Policy by amending the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prohibit global health assistance from going to foreign nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform elective abortions.

Cosponsored HR. 243, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing federal family planning grants to entities that perform abortions or provide funds to entities that perform abortions.

Cosponsored HR. 541, which provides for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

Cosponsored HR. 619, the Born Alive Protection Act, which prohibits a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Cosponsored HR. 620, Dignity for Aborted Children Act, which requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetal remains just as they would any other human remains. Failure to do so would be punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison.

Cosponsored HR. 1011, which implements equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Signed onto a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) requesting they include the following pro-life provisions in the appropriations bill: strengthen conscience protections for health care providers, maintains the integrity of our nation’s vital medical research, and ends taxpayer subsidies for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. and their affiliates.

Signed onto a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs asking them to redirect taxpayer funding from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that perform, actively promote, or lobby for elective abortion. The letter also asked that the subcommittee redirect funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) due to its complicity in China’s brutal birth limitation policy.

Signed onto a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) requesting that they retain all longstanding pro-life provisions as bill text. The letter emphasized the importance of the language and integrity of these provisions, which have been signed into law annually on a broad bipartisan basis for decades, are carried forward in this year’s spending bills.