Hoeven Addresses ND Right to Life, Outlines Efforts to Protect Mothers and Unborn

BISMARCK, N.D. – At a virtual event this weekend, Senator John Hoeven addressed North Dakota Right to Life as the group began its annual Respect Life Week and outlined his continued efforts in Congress to protect the unborn and the health of mothers.

“In North Dakota, we have long promoted a culture that values and protects human life in all forms, including the life of the unborn and the life and well-being of the mother,” Hoeven said. “We thank everyone in our state and across the nation who works to advance these goals. Now more than ever, it is important that we remain united in these efforts, as the new administration has made clear it will seek to reverse the progress we made in the last four years. It remains one of our top priorities that U.S. taxpayer dollars not go to abortion services, whether at home or abroad.”

Hoeven, along with the entire North Dakota delegation, received an A+ rating from the Susan B. Anthony List for the last Congress. Among other efforts, Hoeven has:

  • Worked to defund Planned Parenthood and ensure taxpayer funding does not go toward abortion services or providers.
  • Supported access to maternal health services, including through federally-funded Community Health Centers, which received a $57 million funding increase in Fiscal Year 2021.
  • Cosponsored and voted to advance:
    • The Pain Capable Unborn Child Act to protect the unborn at 20 weeks of development.
    • The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to protect infants who survive an attempted abortion.