Dave Brat Supports Life
Congressman Brat has long supported the life of every child, both born and unborn. His efforts in Congress to defend life have earned him a 100% pro-life voting record from National Right to Life. You can always count on Dave Brat to stand firmly for our God-given freedoms and especially for the sanctity of life.
In Congress, Dave has cosponsored a number of pro-life measures including the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, to combat the abuses of life at the nation’s largest abortion provider by stripping Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding. He also cosponsored the Conscience Protection Act, a bill to protect the religious freedom of pro-life Americans by preventing government discrimination against healthcare entities that refuse to participate in abortion. And, he is a cosponsor of Life at Conception Act, which declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment at which an individual comes into being.
Dave was also proud to cosponsor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits late-term abortions after 20 weeks. This Act provides exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is threatened. Sixty percent of Americans – a cross-section of Republicans, Democrats, and independents – say that they support such legislation. The United States is only one of seven countries in the world that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks. Medical science is already saving premature babies who are nearly the same age.
Just as the government has laws to protect its citizens from physical harm by others, so too, must it have laws to protect the unborn from having pain inflicted upon them. Our country was founded on the principle that all people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life is the first and foremost of all rights.