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Congressman David Kustoff

Representing the 8th District of Tennessee

Protecting Life

“I believe that life begins at conception and that abortion is wrong. As your representative, I will back pro-life policies, vote to protect the lives of unborn children and support a pro-life agenda from the executive branch.” – Congressman David Kustoff

Committed to Defunding Planned Parenthood: 

  • Planned Parenthood provides over 30 percent of the nation’s abortions, making them the largest provider of this service. According to the Susan B. Anthony List, over 5 years, Planned Parenthood has performed approximately 145 abortions for every one adoption referral.

Prohibiting Federal Funding for Abortions:

  • I proudly co-sponsored H.J. Res 43, legislation introduced by Congressman Diane Black that disapproves of a rule implemented by President Obama in regards to Title X family planning funds. This bill became law on April 13, 2017, and nullifies an Obama administration Health and Human Services rule that allows for the use of federal funds by Planned Parenthood.
  • I voted in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, H.R. 7, which passed by a vote of 238-183 on January 24, 2017. This bill makes the Hyde Amendment permanent and government-wide, and bans taxpayer dollars from funding abortions here at home.

Protecting Unborn Children:

  • I am a co-sponsor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 36. This bill would criminalize abortion if the post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more. A violator of this is subject to criminal penalties, a fine, up to 5 years in prison, or both. I was proud to vote for the bill, which passed the House of Representatives on October 3, 2017.