Matt Salmon on Abortion

Last Updated : Jun 29, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

Protecting Life and Liberty

Our nation's founders understood the importance of planting the ideals of life, liberty and justice in our Constitution and in our culture. Sadly, the presence of these ideals in our nation is less evident than ever before, with efforts by politicians and interest groups to diminish the sanctity of life and prohibit the constitutional right to bear arms.

I am proud to have an accomplished record of protecting life and preserving liberty. As a member of Congress, I earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life for my firm commitment to fight for the lives of the unborn. I am a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and received an A+ rating for my strong support of 2nd Amendment rights during my time in Congress.

Preserving the moral fiber of American society and protecting the liberties guaranteed under the Constitution are charges that I will take to Washington once again.

Voting Record

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000

In April of 2000, the House passed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000 287-141. The legislation made it a crime to perform a partial-birth abortion. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2000.

Unborn Victims of Violence Act

In September of 1999, the House voted on the Unborn victims of violence act to enact punishment for federal crimes committed against a mother and her fetus. The measure passed the House 254-172 but was not voted on in the Senate. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.

Child Custody Protection Act

In June of 1999, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 270-159. The legislation sought to prohibit transporting an individual under age 18 across a State line to obtain an abortion. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

296-132. The legislation sought to prohibit any physician from knowingly performing a partial-birth abortion unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Child Custody Protection Act

In July of 1998, the House passed the Child Custody Protection Act 276-150. The legislation sought to prohibit and set penalties for transporting an individual under age 18 across a State line to obtain an abortion. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Child Custody Protection Act.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

In March of 1997, the House passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act 295-136. The legislation did not have enough votes to overturn a veto. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Ban.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the Ban.

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

In November of 1995, the House passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act 288-139. The legislation was eventually vetoed by President Bush. Matt Salmon voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban.

Matt Salmon voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban.

 

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