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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Pro-Life

My decades as a registered nurse, along with my Christian faith, have informed my view that all life is sacred and worthy of our protection.

I am relentless in my passionate defense of the rights of the unborn, and am honored to further the pro-life effort as a member of the House’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which is tasked with investigating the big abortion industry’s trafficking of baby body parts for profit. My work to defend life has earned me a 100% pro-life voting record from National Right to Life.

In Congress, I authored and successfully passed through the House the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015, legislation to combat the abuses of life at the nation’s largest abortion provider by stripping Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer funding.  I additionally sponsored the House-passed Conscience Protection Act, a bill to protect the religious freedom of pro-life Americans by preventing government discrimination against healthcare entities that refuse to participate in abortion.

I have been honored to cosponsor a number of other pro-life measures including the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, because I believe it is our responsibility and privilege as legislators to protect those who do not have a voice. As your representative, I will continue working to uphold the rights of our nation’s unborn.

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More on Pro-Life

April 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, was in attendance this morning as President Trump signed legislation co-authored with Senator Joni Ernst, H.J. Res. 43, which uses the authority of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a December 2016 Obama Administration rule forcing states such as Tennessee to provide Title X family planning grants to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
March 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, praised today’s Senate passage of legislation co-authored with Senator Joni Ernst, H.J. Res. 43, which uses the authority of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a December 2016 Obama Administration rule forcing states such as Tennessee to provide Title X family planning grants to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
February 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, praised the bipartisan House passage of her resolution, H.J. Res. 43, which uses the authority of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a December 2016 Obama Administration rule forcing states such as Tennessee to provide Title X family planning grants to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. The resolution passed by a vote of 230 to 188.
February 15, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, testified today before the House Rules Committee in support of H.J. Res. 43, her resolution to overturn a December 2016 Obama Administration rule forcing states to provide Title X funding to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
January 24, 2017 Press Release

 


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January 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, released the following statement praising President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City policy which prohibits taxpayer funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide or promote abortions overseas:

January 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the recently concluded Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, reintroduced H.R. 354 today – the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2017.

December 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a registered nurse and member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, responded today to the Obama Administration’s finalized rule effectively preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.