Larry Bucshon on Abortion

Last Updated : Oct 03, 2010

Campaign Website Statements


The unborn child has a fundamental right to life that cannot be infringed. Roe vs. Wade should be overturned. I am anti-abortion, but do believe an exception should be made in a rare and extreme circumstance to save the mother in a truly life-threatening pregnancy or delivery. As a surgeon who has operated on babies as young as 22 or 23 weeks, I oppose all late-term abortions. As your Congressional representative, specifically, I will:

Oppose using public revenues to fund abortions and continue to implement the restrictions of the Hyde Amendment and its legislative offspring. This includes any new federal health care insurance authorized by the current Congress.
Deny federal funds to domestic or international organizations that promote abortion as a method of birth control.
Deny federal funds for research or therapies using embryonic stem cells (derived from embryos) that take a life in the hope of enhancing or saving a life. I do support ongoing research and therapies from adult stem cells (derived from fat cells or blood cord tissue) that show great promise in many difficult medical conditions.
Support and promote the interests of organizations that provide encouragement and resources to women with unplanned pregnancies.

Voting Record

Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds

In February of 2011, the House passed an amendment to prevent the use of funds by Planned Parenthood. Larry Bucshon voted in favor of the amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

Larry Bucshon voted in favor of the amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.


Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 217; Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act - Cosponsor

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.

Session-112; Bill Number-H R 374; Life at Conception Act - Cosponsor

Declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being beginning at the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being. Prohibits construing this Act to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.

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