Sanctity of Human Life

The United States has always been a compassionate nation that cherishes innocent human life at all stages of development, from conception to natural death. Tragically, judicial activists on the Supreme Court manufactured an interpretation of the Constitution allowing abortion in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, resulting in the death of millions of unborn children every year.

McHenry is a champion of pro-life causes in the House of Representatives and will fight to foster a culture of life for all Americans. This includes defending the ban on partial birth abortion, fighting any effort to legalize euthanasia, and supporting efforts to reduce abortions and increase adoptions. The National Right to Life Committee has recognized Congressman McHenry’s work to protect the unborn with a lifetime score of 100 in addition to maintaining an “A” rating from the Susan B. Anthony List.

Congressman McHenry is a cosponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which makes it illegal for a physician to perform or attempt to perform an abortion after 20 weeks; and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would outlaw infanticide by guaranteeing that babies who survive abortions are afforded the same degree of lifesaving medical care as children born alive at the same gestational age.

Even as our nation continues to suffer the effects of COVID-19, the Congressman is steadfast in his support for the sanctity of life. He was proud to co-sponsor the Protecting Life in Crisis Act, which ensures the protections set forth in the Hyde Amendment are applied to future COVID-19 legislation in order to prohibit federal funds from going toward elective abortion services.