Graham Sponsors Important Pro-Life Legislation In The Senate

Press Release

By:  Lindsey Graham
Date: May 20, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Judiciary Committee, has again cosponsored S. 946 the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which establishes a consistent government-wide prohibition on abortion funding.

"Tax dollars should not be used to fund abortions," said Graham.

The legislation would make the following policies permanent:

-the Hyde amendment, which prohibits funding for elective abortion coverage through any program funded through the annual Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act,

-the Helms amendment, which prohibits funding for abortion as a method of family planning overseas

-the Smith FEHBP amendment, which prohibits funding for elective abortion coverage for federal employees,

-the Dornan amendment, which prohibits use of congressionally appropriated funds for abortion in the District of Columbia,

-other policies, such as the restrictions on elective abortion funding through Federal prisons.

The legislation currently has 22 cosponsors in the Senate. The House of Representatives passed the bill 251-175 in the 112th Congress, but the legislation was not allowed for a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate.