Bucshon Votes Against House Democrats’ “Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act”
Washington, September 24, 2021
WASHINGTON – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.-08) released the following statement on H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 after voting against the legislation today on the House Floor. This partisan bill was passed by House Democrats on a party-line vote of 218-211.
“This legislation, which should be called the ‘Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act’, is extremely harmful to the wellbeing of women and unborn children across the nation. As a practicing heart surgeon for 15 years prior to coming to Congress, I operated on children as young as 23 weeks gestation. In fact, the smallest baby I operated on weighed only 650 grams. I spent my career in medicine caring for patients regardless of their situations, so I take access to health care very seriously.
“I find it troubling that those on the other side, most of whom have never spent a day caring for patients, continue to mislead the American people about what constitutes health care. I am proud that states like Indiana have taken the initiative to protect the right to life. I encourage House Democrats to take up their example, stop doing the bidding of the pro-abortion lobby, stop passing harmful legislation like H.R. 3755, and stand up for every Hoosier’s inherent and Constitutional right to live,” said Congressman Bucshon.
Congressman Bucshon spoke in opposition to the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act and the death it will bring on the House Floor during debate today. Video of that speech can be found here.
Provisions of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021 that are particularly egregious include:
BACKGROUND: Congressman Bucshon has a 100% rating with the National Right to Life Committee for his voting record of supporting pro-life initiatives and opposing pro-abortion pieces of legislation like H.R. 3755.