Raul Labrador on Abortion
Campaign Website Statements
Protecting the Family and the Rights of the Unborn
Raul Labrador has a perfect pro-life voting record in the Idaho Legislature and will always vote to protect and defend innocent human life. Raul also believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and strongly supported Idaho’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage.
Raul is the only candidate for Congress who has effectively advocated for strengthening families and the rights of the unborn.
Raul has been endorsed by Idaho Chooses Life and National Right to Life. His opponent has received contributions from Planned Parenthood.
Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds
In February of 2011, the House passed an amendment to prevent the use of funds by Planned Parenthood. Raul Labrador voted in favor of the amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.
Raul Labrador voted in favor of the amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized or appropriated by federal law or funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by federal law (federal funds) for any abortion. Prohibits federal funds from being used for any health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. (Currently, federal funds cannot be used for abortion services and plans receiving federal funds must keep federal funds segregated from any funds for abortion services.) Disallows any tax benefits for amounts paid or incurred for an abortion or for a health benefits plan that includes coverage of abortion, including any medical deduction for such amounts or any credit for such an employer-sponsored plan. Prohibits the inclusion of abortion in any health care service furnished by a federal or District of Columbia health care facility or by any physician or other individual employed by the federal government or the District. Provides that such prohibitions shall not apply to an abortion if: (1) the pregnancy is the result of forcible rape or, if the pregnant woman is a minor, incest; or (2) the woman suffers from a physical disorder, injury, or illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, that would place her in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, as certified by a physician.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing any federal family planning assistance to an entity unless the entity certifies that, during the period of such assistance, the entity will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion. Excludes an abortion where: (1) the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or an act of incest against a minor; or (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffered from a physical disorder, injury, or illness that would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy. Excludes hospitals from such requirement so long as the hospital does not provide funds to any non-hospital entity that performs an abortion. Requires the Secretary to annually provide Congress: (1) information on grantees who performed abortions under the exceptions; and (2) a list of entities to which grant funds are made available.