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Ed Bryant on Abortion

Former Republican Representative (TN-7)


Do everything to help protect the sanctity of life

Ed Bryant reaffirmed his commitment to protect the sanctity of life. "I always have and will continue to do everything that I can to help protect the sanctity of life," stated Bryant. "It is government's main responsibility to protect life and that is why, as a member of the Judiciary Committee in Congress, I worked to ensure that the sanctity of life was protected and that the law would recognize that life begins at conception. The sanctity of life is a fundamental part of our traditional values, and in the US Senate, I will continue to take a stand for the protection of innocent life at all stages."

In Congress, Bryant received a 100% voting record with National Right to Life and was honored to receive Tennessee Right to Life's endorsement for this election. As private citizens, both Congressman and Mrs. Bryant have served on the boards of two crisis pregnancy/women's resource centers and have given both their time and financial support to many organizations that protect the sanctity of life.

Source: Campaign website, www.edbryantforsenate.com, press release Jan 23, 2006

Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad.

Vote to adopt an amendment that would remove language reversing President Bush's restrictions on funding to family planning groups that provide abortion services, counseling or advocacy.
Reference: Amendment sponsored by Hyde, R-IL; Bill HR 1646 ; vote number 2001-115 on May 16, 2001

Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes.

Vote to pass a bill that would make it a federal crime to harm a fetus while committing any of 68 federal offenses or a crime under military law. Abortion doctors and women whose own actions harmed their fetuses would be exempt.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Graham, R-SC; Bill HR 503 ; vote number 2001-89 on Apr 26, 2001

Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions.

HR 3660 would ban doctors from performing the abortion procedure called "dilation and extraction" [also known as “partial-birth” abortion]. The measure would allow the procedure only if the life of the woman is at risk.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Canady, R-FL; Bill HR 3660 ; vote number 2000-104 on Apr 5, 2000

Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion.

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL; Bill HR 1218 ; vote number 1999-261 on Jun 30, 1999

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Bo Heyward
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