Rep. Debbie Lesko

AZ-08 (Republican)

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Congresswoman Lesko has voted consistently to protect the lives of the unborn as well as the consciences of taxpayers who don’t want their hard-earned tax dollars paying for abortion domestically or internationally. Rep. Lesko has defended the Trump administration’s pro-life regulatory efforts from pro-abortion attacks to prohibit their implementation.

Congresswoman Lesko offered an amendment to H.R. 2740 that would strike the increase of funds to international family planning that would go to domestic groups promoting abortion overseas. She introduced H.R. 965, the Saving Children Act, and used her position on the Rules Committee to advocate for several pro-life amendments to various bills. Congresswoman Lesko also offered a unanimous consent request for consideration of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and participated in the minority hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Scored Votes

H.R. 21 Consolidated Appropriations Act

Would overturn Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA). Overturning this policy would force taxpayer funding for international NGOs who promote or perform abortion. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Procedural vote on H.R. 21

To restore Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA). Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALL

H.R. 5 Equality Act

Would put abortion on equal standing as pregnancy, stipulating that any attempt to withhold abortion services constitutes discrimination. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 2740 Cole Amendment #1

Would amend the House Labor Health and Human Services appropriations text to restore the Trump administration’s conscience protection rule. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 2740 Roby Amendment #9

Would amend the House Labor Health and Human Services appropriations text to restore the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule (Title X). Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 2740 Pocan Amendment #1

Would amend the House Labor Health and Human Services appropriations text to block the Trump administration’s protections against taxpayer funding for research involving organs and tissue from aborted babies. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 2740 Lesko Amendment #78

Would amend the State, Foreign Operations appropriations text to stop an increase in funds to international population control, which includes US-based groups that promote abortion overseas. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 2740 House Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations

Minibus would overturn the President’s Protect Life Rule, Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, Conscience Protections, and pro-life policy on fetal tissue research, as well as increasing foreign aid for US-based groups that promote abortion overseas, etc. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.R. 3351 House Financial Services Appropriations

Would gut the longstanding D.C. Hyde (Dornan) amendment and allow taxpayer funded abortion in Washington, D.C. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Discharge Petition on H.R. 962 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This procedural effort to force a vote on the bill is being treated as a vote because Speaker Pelosi refuses to allow a vote on the underlying bill. If a majority of the House signed the discharge petition, she would have to allow the vote. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Vote to amend H.R. 535

Would recognize the unborn as a class of potentially vulnerable populations. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

H.J.Res. 79 Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment

Would revive the ratification process for the long-expired Equal Rights Amendment – an amendment that has been interpreted by courts as installing a sweeping legal mandate for abortion on demand, funded with taxpayer dollars, into the United States Constitution. Susan B. Anthony List OPPOSED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Vote to amend H.R. 2339

Would amend a health-related bill by including the text of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED ROLL CALLREAD MORE

Tracked Activity: Bills Cosponsored & Letters Cosigned

As of May 2020

H.R. 4399 Support and Value Expectant Moms and Babies Act

Would prohibit the FDA from approving new abortion drugs or weakening restrictions on current abortion drug protocols. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

H.R. 20 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

Would codify the Hyde amendment, ensuring that no federal funds could be used for abortions or to subsidize health plans that include abortion coverage. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

H.R. 784 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Would protect unborn children after 5 months post-fertilization based on their ability to feel excruciating pain. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTS COSPONSORSHIP READ MORE

Letter to President Donald J. Trump

Requesting his veto threat for any bill that weakens pro-life policies or laws. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE

Letter opposing funding for fetal tissue research

Encourages the president to stand strong against unethical science that uses aborted fetal tissue, and to instead continue to fund better, ethical alternatives. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE

Bicameral letter regarding chemical abortion restrictions

Encourages FDA Commissioner to uphold restrictions on the dispensing of chemical abortion put in place for the safety of women. Susan B. Anthony List SUPPORTED COSIGNING READ MORE