Hoeven Continues Efforts Protecting the Unborn, Helps Reintroduce Pro-Life Bills in the Senate

WASHINGTON – This week, Senator John Hoeven helped introduce multiple pieces of legislation that he cosponsored to protect and respect the sanctity of life. Details of each bill are as follows:

  • The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would make it illegal to perform an abortion if the unborn child is 20 weeks or older. 
  • The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2021 restricts the use of federal funds for abortions. 
  • The Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act creates a federal ban on aborting an unborn child after receiving a Down syndrome diagnosis. 
  • The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires that care be provided for an infant born alive following an abortion attempt and imposes penalties for violations. 
  • The Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act prevents the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from removing critical labeling safeguards from the abortion inducing drug mifepristone. 

Hoeven’s efforts coincide with the Biden administration repealing the Mexico City policy, an action the senator opposes as it would allow U.S. foreign assistance funding to support abortion services in other nations. Hoeven will continue his efforts as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to preserve the Hyde amendment and prevent any taxpayer dollars from going to abortion services or providers.

“Every life is a blessing and these common-sense pieces of legislation align with the standards we’ve established in North Dakota to respect life and provide critical protection for the unborn,” said Hoeven. “I will continue advancing this important legislation to protect human life in all its forms, including the life of the unborn and the life and well-being of the mother.” 

Earlier this week, Hoeven addressed North Dakota Right to Life as the group began its annual Respect Life Week. In addition to his work in previous Congresses and as North Dakota governor, Hoeven has received an A+ grade from the Susan B. Anthony List for his work and has previously joined his Senate colleagues in sending letters to the Small Business Administration (SBA) encouraging them not to issue Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to Planned Parenthood clinics.