Life & Values
As a strong believer in the dignity and sanctity of all human life, I stand with many other Louisianans in defense of those who cannot defend themselves. Together, we work daily to turn the tide toward respecting, protecting, and dignifying innocent human life.
To this end, I have supported all pro-life measures before Congress, including:
Supporting an immediate ban on partial birth abortions.
Introducing legislation to end the abhorrent practice of sex-selection abortions.
Expanding tax credits and other support for adoption.
Authoring legislation that would absolutely prohibit taxpayer funding to private providers of abortion services.
Supporting a full ban on human cloning.
Authoring legislation to codify safety measures designed to protect the health of women who use RU-486, responding to the misguided and politicized approval of the drug.
Participating in National Adoption Awareness Month.
Supporting legislation requiring that pregnant mothers be provided information on their unborn child's ability to experience pain 20 weeks after fertilization.
Supporting legislation prohibiting the transportation of a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today joined 49 Senators led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell following the release of footage by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing the organization’s role in the harvesting and selling the organs of unborn babies.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would prohibit abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is the lead sponsor. The bill has 45 co-sponsors.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today released a report that he requested from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) exposing widespread taxpayer funding for abortion advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood. Vitter along with Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Pete Olson (R-Texas) requested the GAO investigation in February 2013.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced his legislation, A Voice for Victims Act, which would help to defend victims of rape committed by an employer or at their places of employment. Vitter’s legislation would prohibit employer arbitration claims from being enforced in cases of rape, instead allowing for these cases to be considered directly in court. Vitter first cosponsored this legislation in 2009.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) cosponsored legislation introduced today to enact a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion. Similar policies currently require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare. The legislation was introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced pro-life legislation he has introduced in honor of the 42nd Annual “March for Life” in omorrow. Vitter, his wife Wendy and three of their children will participate in the March tomorrow as well as several other March for Life events.Read More
(Metairie, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today welcomed the news that Attorney General Eric Holder will be resigning.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today said a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) exposes widespread taxpayer-funded abortion coverage under Obamacare. According to the report, taxpayer funding is going toward over 1,000 health insurance plans that include abortion even though such funding is illegal under the law.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties contraception case.Read More