Jason Altmire on Abortion

Last Updated : Apr 18, 2012

Summary

Congressman Altmire is pro-life. In a 2010 interview, he asserted that he was pro-life and opposed tax-payer funds from being used to provide abortions. However, Congressman Altmire voted against a 2011 provision to strip Planned Parenthood  - the largest provider of abortions - of funding. In 2012, Congressman Altmire sent a mailer to his district in which he stated that there was a war being waged by political extremists who intend to treat women as second class citizens by cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood.

 

The Stupak Amendment

In March of 2010, Congressman Altmire appeared on CSPAN and discussed the health care reform legislation. During the discussion, he stated that he was pro-life and that he opposed tax payer funding for abortions. He also states that the Senate version does not provide for funding for abortions.

 

Campaign Mailer

In the 2012 election, CatholicVote.org reported that Congressman Altmire sent out a mailer in which he called efforts to defund planned parenthood extreme. The content of that flyer is shown below:

 

Voting Record

Amendment - Planned Parenthood Funds

In February of 2011, the House passed an amendment to prevent the use of funds by Planned Parenthood. Jason Altmire voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

Jason Altmire voted against an amendment to prevent funds from going to planned parenthood.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5939; No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act - Cosponsor

Prohibits: (1) 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 for any abortion or for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion; (2) any tax benefits for amounts paid or incurred for an abortion or for a health benefits plan (including premium assistance) that includes coverage of abortion; and (3) the inclusion of abortion in any health care service furnished by a federal health care facility or by any physician or other individual employed by the federal government.

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