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Cindy Hyde-Smith on Abortion

 

 


Stands behind her 100% pro-life record on abortion issues

Hyde-Smith was particular in outlining her ideology, saying "I've been a conservative all my life." She hit on numerous red-meat issues, including cutting taxes, securing borders, reducing regulations, being anti-abortion and pro-Second Amendment rights. She said she is proud of her record in the state Legislature and stands by it. Hyde-Smith is a lifetime NRA member who received an "A" grade when she ran for agriculture commissioner and has a "100 percent pro-life" record on abortion issues.
Source: Clarion-Ledger on 2018 MS Senate Special Election , Mar 22, 2018

Prohibit ObamaCare insurance exchange coverage for abortion

SB3214: Health care exchange plans; prohibit use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions in Mississippi.

Summary by Center for Reproductive Rights [a pro-choice group]: Mississippi responded to [ObamaCare] by passing a bill (SB 3214) that bars any insurer from offering insurance coverage for abortion in the state exchange, except when the woman's life is endangered by "a physical disorder, physical illness or physical injury" or in cases of rape or incest. The legislature was so eager to pass this bill that it circumvented its own bill introduction deadlines and procedural rules to do so.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 75-32-15, Apr/24/10; Passed Senate 47-0-5, Apr/23/10; State Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith voted YES; Signed by Governor Haley Barbour May/25/10

Source: CRR on Mississippi legislative voting record SB3214 , May 25, 2010

Voted YES to protect infant survivors of abortion.

Hyde-Smith voted YEA Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

S.311/H.R.962: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Congress finds the following:

Opposing argument from Rewire.com, "Born Alive Propaganda," by Calla Hales, 4/12/2019: From restrictive bans at various points of pregnancy to a proposed death penalty for seeking care, both federal and state legislators are taking aim at abortion rights. The goal? To make abortion illegal, criminalizing patients and providers in the process. One kind of bill making a recent resurgence is the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." These bills aim to further the false narrative that abortions regularly occur immediately before or, according to the president, at the time of birth. Intentional action to end the life of an infant is already illegal. This is covered by federal and state infanticide laws. These bills do nothing but vilify physicians who provide reproductive health care.

Legislative outcome Referred to Committee in House; Senate motion to proceed rejected, 56-41-3 (60 required).

Source: Congressional vote 19-S0311 on Feb 5, 2019

Anti-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey.

Hyde-Smith opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on abortion funding

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Public Funding of Abortions (Such as Govt. Health Benefits and Planned Parenthood)?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-1B on Sep 10, 2020

Other candidates on Abortion: Cindy Hyde-Smith on other issues:
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