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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Abortion

I am proud to be pro-life and am committed to protecting the lives of the unborn. I believe that life begins at conception, and developments in science continue to confirm that truth. Knowing your interest in this issue, below is an update on my efforts to defend the sanctity of human life.

Throughout my time as your Representative, I have been an ardent supporter of pro-life legislation. I am proud of the 100% rating that National Right to Life has given me and remain fully committed to the truth that life begins at conception.  I was sworn in to the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011, and cast my first vote to defund Planned Parenthood just a little more than a month later on February 19, 2011. I have been fighting the battle to protect the unborn at all stages of life since I came to Washington and will continue to support pro-life legislation throughout my time in Congress.

Legislation Congressman Austin Scott has voted for and co-sponsored since coming to Washington:

H.R. 3762 Reconciliation bill

H.R. 3762 Reconciliation bill (defund Planned Parenthood)

H.R. 3495 Women’s Public Health and Safety Act (Medicaid state flexibility)

H.R. 3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015

H.R. 3197 The Protecting Life and Taxpayers Act of 2015

H.R. 217 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

H.R. 281 Every Child is a Blessing Act

H.R. 816 Life at Conception Act

H.R. 426 Sanctity of Life Act

H.R. 3504 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R. 3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act (one-year moratorium on any federal funding going to Planned Parenthood except upon the certification that no abortions will be performed by entity)

H.R. 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (20-week abortion ban)

H.J. Res. 43 To block the D.C. "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act" (RHNDA)

H.R. 7 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Blackburn amendment to H.J. Res. 59 (Continuing Resolution) (Delay for one year Obamacare subsidies for health insurance and implementation of HHS rule mandating contraceptive coverage under Obamacare)

H.R. 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (protect unborn at 20 weeks)

H.R. 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (ban on sex-selection abortions)

H.R. 358 Protect Life Act (Amended Obamacare to repeal/modify components relating to abortion coverage)

Foxx amendment to H.R. 1216 (Prohibited use of federal funds from being used to perform abortions or train doctors to perform abortions)

H.R. 3 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

H. Con. Res. 36 - Black amendment to H.R. 1473 (Cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood in full year appropriations bill)

Pence Amendment to H.R. 1  (Cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood in House-Passed Full year appropriations bill)

More on Abortion

October 4, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Late Tuesday, U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) issued the following statement upon the House passage of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill which would prohibit the abortion of unborn children at twenty weeks after conception or later, with an exception for cases of rape, incest, or the event that the mother’s life is in danger. Rep. Scott is a cosponsor of the bill.

February 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today voted to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act

January 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today voted to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal harmful Obamacare provisions by supporting the passage of H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.  The legislation passed the House by a vote of to , and now awaits action from President Obama.