Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted against H.R. 8296 and H.R. 8297, which would force every state to allow abortion up until the moment of birth despite eighty percent of Americans stating abortion should be illegal in the third trimester.
“Less than a month after the Supreme Court’s decision return authority to the states to protect life, House Democrats are already pushing their radical late term abortion-on-demand agenda that would force every state to allow abortion up until the moment of birth,” Stefanik said. “Make no mistake, these proposals go far beyond codifying Roe v. Wade, showing House Democrats have no limits in advancing their Far-Left anti-life agenda. This bill removes nearly all protections for the unborn, cripples parental consent for minors, and undermines the health and safety of women. As a new mother, it is unconscionable that House Democrats would even consider such a radical reality, and I will continue to protect taxpayer dollars from funding on-demand abortion and support women and families from pregnancy through early childhood and equip children for adulthood and beyond.”
Stefanik is a strong proponent for life and has worked to protect taxpayer dollars from funding abortion. She also has worked to support women and families from pregnancy through early childhood to equip the next generation by supporting the Care for Her Act to ensure new and expecting mothers know what services and support are available to them, including maternity housing, mentorship, and job training.
Stefanik consistently introduces legislation to support child care options for working families and voted to advance the bipartisan PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act to provide working mothers the access and accommodations they need while breastfeeding when they return to work. Additionally, she has delivered over $50 million for Head Start programs in New York’s 21st District to prepare our youngest children for early education and beyond.