U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the 48th annual March for Life and the recent actions taken by the Biden Administration that will make abortions easier to obtain.
“Year after year, Hoosiers remain united behind our most fundamental right – the right to life. Even though this year’s March for Life is virtual, it is just as important that we stand up for the unborn, especially now that the Biden Administration has already taken steps to allow taxpayer-funded abortions on demand. I will continue to stand up for the unborn and support legislation that protects innocent life.”
Senator Young is a cosponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the Dignity for Aborted Children Act, the Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, and Defund Planned Parenthood Act.
The bill would prohibit the use of federal funds for abortions or for health care coverage that includes abortions.
The bill would protect unborn babies after 20 weeks post-fertilization, a point at which research has shown unborn children feel pain. The United States is currently one of only seven countries in the world that allow abortions after 20 weeks – a list which includes human rights violators like China and North Korea.
The bill would strengthen the oversight of chemical abortion drugs, prevent providers from dispensing them remotely, and stop the approval of new types of these drugs.
The bill would ensure that babies who survive an attempted abortion have a chance at life by requiring health care practitioners to provide the same level of treatment for these babies as they would for any other baby born at the same age.
The Dignity for Aborted Children Act
The bill would ensure the bodies of the unborn are treated with respect by enforcing guidelines for the dignified handling of aborted fetal remains.
The Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act
The bill would codify the expanded Mexico City Policy in law, ensuring no U.S. foreign aid be provided to organizations that provide or promote abortions.
The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
The bill would prohibit elective abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, from receiving federal grants through the Title X Family Planning Program.
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act The bill would prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.