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Diane Black | Tennessee’s 6th District
Diane Black has an extensive record of standing for Life in Tennessee and now the U.S. House of Representatives.
Diane, who began her career as an emergency room nurse, was first elected to the Tennessee state senate in 2004 where she was a pro-life champion. Diane’s legislative accomplishments include reforming the state’s adoption laws, defunding Planned Parenthood and enacting stricter penalties for sex offenders, including bringing Tennessee into line with the federal “Adam Walsh Act.” Black was instrumental in passing a bill providing more options for long term health care for seniors and the disabled, as well as tort reform legislation, aimed at weeding out meritless medical malpractice lawsuits.
She also worked in the Tennessee State Senate to opt-out of taxpayer-funded abortion from health care “reform.” She fought to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Tennessee and co-sponsored the Freedom from Coercion Act, which fines abortion “clinics” that do not post signs stating Tennessee’s law against forced abortions.
Since coming to Washington, D.C., Congressman Black has joined the House Pro-life Caucus; the Pro-life Women’s Caucus and has a 100% pro-life voting record with National Right to Life. Rep. Black co-wrote the enrollment correction language that would have defunded Planned Parenthood for the rest of the fiscal year during the 2011 budget battle. She also co-sponsored and voted in favor of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Black and her husband of 30 years, Dr. David Black have three grown children and six grandchildren. They moved to Tennessee 25 years ago and currently live in Gallatin. They attend Community Church in Hendersonville.
Rep. Black speaking out for Life on the House floor: