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Ben Sasse on Abortion

 

 


Stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood

Stop forced taxpayer funding of abortion: When President Obama was selling ObamaCare in 2009, one of the many false promises he made was that taxpayers would not be forced to pay for abortions under the law. But now, for the first time in American history, Uncle Sam is in the abortion business. The law contains a loophole that is forcing taxpayers to pay for ending innocent life. The law must be fully repealed, but in the meantime, that loophole must be closed.

Stop government donations to Planned Parenthood: As the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million dollars per year in federal funding. It is wrong that people of faith should be required to subsidize the killing of unborn children by Planned Parenthood. At a time when our national debt surpasses $17 trillion, the federal government has no business giving handouts to the abortion industry.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2020 Nebraska Senate race , Oct 24, 2014

Defend the sanctity of life

Life begins at conception and ends at natural death. We must speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and defend the sanctity of life. Ben believes that we have made tremendous progress in the pro life movement, but that even one abortion is too many.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, SasseForNebraska.com, "Issues" , Nov 14, 2013

Protect infant survivors of abortion.

Sasse voted YEA Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

S.311/H.R.962: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Congress finds the following:

Opposing argument from Rewire.com, "Born Alive Propaganda," by Calla Hales, 4/12/2019: From restrictive bans at various points of pregnancy to a proposed death penalty for seeking care, both federal and state legislators are taking aim at abortion rights. The goal? To make abortion illegal, criminalizing patients and providers in the process. One kind of bill making a recent resurgence is the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." These bills aim to further the false narrative that abortions regularly occur immediately before or, according to the president, at the time of birth. Intentional action to end the life of an infant is already illegal. This is covered by federal and state infanticide laws. These bills do nothing but vilify physicians who provide reproductive health care.

Legislative outcome Referred to Committee in House; Senate motion to proceed rejected, 56-41-3 (60 required).

Source: Congressional vote 19-S0311 on Feb 5, 2019

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