As 2021 draws to a close, Arkansas’ Congressional Delegation has received 0’s from Planned Parenthood Action Fund on the abortion giant’s congressional scorecard.
Planned Parenthood has issued congressional scorecards since 2015. Scores are based on votes on key legislation related to abortion and similar issues.
Scoring a 0 on Planned Parenthood’s scorecard indicates that a congressman or U.S. senator has a strong, pro-life voting record.
Congressmen French Hill, Bruce Westerman, Rick Crawford, and Steve Womack and U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton all have received 0’s on Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion scorecard this year.
Earlier this month Planned Parenthood Action Fund released a list of pro-abortion congressmen it is endorsing for re-election. No congressmen or U.S. senators from Arkansas were on that list.
In November, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced the HEALING Mothers and Fathers Act that prevents federal Title X funds from going to abortionists or to anyone who offers abortion referrals; the act also establishes a $3,600 tax credit for any mother or couple that suffers the loss of a child in the womb.
Last year Sens. Boozman and Cotton signed a pro-life amicus brief defending good restrictions that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration places on abortion drugs like RU-486.
In 2019 they co-sponsored federal legislation requiring states to report abortion data to the U.S. government.
In 2016 they joined with Arkansas’ four U.S. Congressmen in signing an amicus brief defending pro-life legislation in Texas.
In 2015 they repeatedly called for investigations into Planned Parenthood after undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs and tissue harvested from aborted babies.
Arkansas’ four U.S. Congressmen have signed letters opposing efforts to pay for abortions with taxpayer funds. They also have filed an amicus brief in federal court to support Arkansas’ law generally prohibiting abortions performed because the baby may have Down Syndrome.
The fact that Arkansas’ congressmen and senators have received 0’s on a scorecard produced by the nation’s leading abortion provider speaks volumes. Arkansans are fortunate to have such a staunchly pro-life congressional delegation representing them in Washington, D.C.