Hoeven Statement After Opposing Democrats' Abortion Legislation

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after opposing Democrats’ abortion legislation, which would block state pro-life laws, including for late-term abortions, while also removing basic conscience protections for religious health care providers.

“I voted against this legislation as part of my efforts to protect innocent life. This legislation would remove nearly all protections for the unborn, effectively allowing abortion up until birth across the country. At the same time, the bill would block state pro-life laws, including those in North Dakota, and prevent states from enacting their own pro-life legislation in the future. We will continue working to protect the unborn and preserve the sanctity of life.”