As a member of Congress, I have a 100 percent pro-life voting record and have consistently supported a ban on abortion with the exceptions of rape, incest, and endangerment to a mother’s life. I believe all persons share an essential human dignity, including unborn children. I have supported efforts in Congress to end partial-birth abortions, stop federally funded abortions, and prevent unethical research on embryos and the use of human cloning.
I have cosponsored numerous pieces of pro-life legislation including the Life at Conception Act, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.
As a nation, we have come a long way in protecting the unborn since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, but clearly we have a long way to go in this fight. I believe we should strive to create a culture of life as a country, and I will continue to fight hard in Congress to promote life in this nation.
|2/25/20||Thune: We Must Safeguard the Human Rights of Unborn Children|
|9/5/18||Thune Selects Family for 2018 Angels in Adoption Award|
|2/2/18||The Importance of Protecting Life|
|1/29/18||Thune Statement on Senate Democrats’ Vote to Block 20-Week Abortion Ban|
|1/19/18||Thune: March for Life Fills Me With Hope|
|9/6/16||Senate Dems Block Zika, National Defense Funding Again|
|4/21/16||Thune Welcomes Sioux Falls Diocese Bishop as U.S. Senate’s “Chaplain for a Day”|
|7/22/15||Thune, 49 Fellow Senators Raise Concerns With Planned Parenthood Practices|
|3/10/15||Thune: Trafficking a Brutal Violation of the Innocent|
|2/6/15||Defending Religious Freedom|