Pro-life politicians have been influential in shaping the United States’ political landscape for decades. Their commitment to protecting the sanctity of human life has led to the development and promotion of various policies, laws, and initiatives. Here, we present a list of 20 prominent pro-life U.S. politicians, each with a unique perspective and approach to the cause. These individuals have made significant contributions to the ongoing debate on abortion and the right to life.
1. Ted Cruz
Pro-life senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, has been a fierce advocate for the cause for many years. Throughout his political career, Cruz has fought for the rights of the unborn, working to pass legislation aimed at restricting abortion access. He has also been a vocal supporter of the pro-life movement on a national level, advocating for a federal ban on late-term abortions.
2. Marsha Blackburn
Representing Tennessee in the U.S. Senate since 2019, Marsha Blackburn is a committed pro-life politician. As a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, Blackburn has consistently supported policies to limit access to abortion, and she has introduced bills that protect the rights of unborn children. Additionally, Blackburn’s dedication to the pro-life cause extends to her work on defunding Planned Parenthood.
3. Mike Pence
In addition to pledging support for pro-life policies while serving as Vice President under President Donald Trump, Mike Pence has been an advocate of such policies for many years. As a former congressman and governor of Indiana, Pence supported and signed multiple pro-life bills into law. As Vice President, Pence was a crucial ally in the Trump administration’s efforts to limit access to abortion and promote a culture of life.
4. Joni Ernst
Joni Ernst, a Republican senator from Iowa, has consistently fought for the pro-life cause since her election in 2014. Ernst has sponsored and co-sponsored multiple bills aimed at limiting abortion access and supporting alternatives like adoption. She has also been a vocal advocate for defunding Planned Parenthood and reallocating those funds to other women’s health services.
5. Rand Paul
A staunch pro-life advocate, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been actively involved in the fight for the rights of the unborn since he first joined the U.S. Senate in 2011. Paul has sponsored various pro-life bills and consistently supported policies that restrict abortion access. In addition, he has been an outspoken critic of taxpayer-funded abortion.
6. Marco Rubio
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been an unwavering supporter of pro-life policies throughout his political career. Rubio has sponsored and co-sponsored legislation aimed at protecting the unborn, such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He has also been an outspoken advocate for alternatives to abortion, like adoption, and supports defunding Planned Parenthood.
7. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State, Cathy McMorris Rodgers is a longtime pro-life advocate. She has consistently voted in favor of policies that limit access to abortion and has sponsored legislation to protect the rights of unborn children. As a prominent member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, McMorris Rodgers has been a leader in advancing the pro-life cause in Congress.
8. Steve Scalise
As the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district and House Republican Whip, Steve Scalise has been an unwavering advocate for pro-life policies. Scalise has sponsored and co-sponsored multiple pro-life bills and has consistently supported efforts to limit access to abortion. He has also been a strong ally of the pro-life movement in his leadership role within the Republican Party.
9. Dan Crenshaw
A member of Congress, Dan Crenshaw, Representative from Texas, is an ardent supporter of pro-life policies. Elected in 2018, Crenshaw has consistently voted in favor of legislation that protects the rights of the unborn and limits access to abortion. He is also a strong advocate for promoting a culture of life, supporting alternatives like adoption, and reallocating funds away from Planned Parenthood.
10. Kristi Noem
As the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem has made pro-life issues a cornerstone of her administration. Noem has signed numerous pro-life bills into law, including legislation that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound and bans abortion based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. She has also worked to promote alternatives to abortion and to defund organizations that provide abortion services.
11. Tom Cotton
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has been a dedicated supporter of pro-life policies throughout his political career. Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2015, Cotton has consistently voted in favor of legislation aimed at limiting abortion access and protecting the rights of the unborn. He has also been an outspoken critic of taxpayer-funded abortion and has advocated for defunding Planned Parenthood.
12. Doug Ducey
While serving as governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey championed pro-life legislation and policies. Ducey has signed multiple pro-life bills into law, such as legislation banning abortions based on genetic abnormalities and sex selection. Additionally, he has worked to reallocate funds away from abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, and toward alternative women’s health services.
13. Jim Jordan
A U.S. Representative from Ohio, Jim Jordan has been an unwavering advocate for pro-life policies during his time in Congress. Jordan has consistently supported legislation aimed at protecting the rights of the unborn and limiting access to abortion. As a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, he has played a significant role in shaping the pro-life agenda within the Republican Party.
14. Kelly Loeffler
Kelly Loeffler, a former U.S. Senator from Georgia, is a steadfast supporter of the pro-life movement. During her tenure in the Senate, Loeffler sponsored and co-sponsored several bills aimed at limiting abortion access and protecting the rights of the unborn. Although no longer in office, Loeffler continues to advocate for pro-life causes and policies as a prominent conservative figure.
15. Ben Sasse
Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has been a passionate advocate for pro-life policies since joining the U.S. Senate in 2015. Sasse has sponsored and co-sponsored multiple pro-life bills, such as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. He has also been a vocal critic of late-term abortions and consistently supports efforts to limit abortion access.
16. Trent Franks
A former U.S. Representative from Arizona, Trent Franks was a staunch advocate for pro-life policies throughout his time in Congress. Franks sponsored and co-sponsored numerous bills aimed at limiting access to abortion and protecting the rights of the unborn. Despite leaving office in 2017, Franks remains an influential figure in the pro-life movement.
17. Kevin McCarthy
As House Minority Leader, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has been a strong ally of the pro-life movement. McCarthy has consistently supported legislation that limits access to abortion and protects the rights of unborn children. In his leadership role, McCarthy has played a significant part in shaping the pro-life agenda within the Republican Party.
18. Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee, a former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate, has been a lifelong advocate for pro-life policies. As governor, Huckabee supported and signed multiple pro-life bills into law. Huckabee has remained a prominent voice in the pro-life movement, using his platform as a commentator and author to advocate for the rights of the unborn and promote a culture of life.
19. Rick Santorum
A former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and presidential candidate, Rick Santorum has been a steadfast advocate for pro-life policies throughout his political career. During his time in the Senate, Santorum sponsored and co-sponsored numerous bills aimed at protecting the rights of the unborn and limiting access to abortion. Today, he continues to be an influential voice in the pro-life movement as a public speaker and commentator.
20. Abby Johnson
While not a politician herself, Abby Johnson is a significant figure in the pro-life movement. A former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Johnson had a change of heart after witnessing an abortion firsthand and has since become a prominent pro-life activist. Her compelling story and her work with the organization And Then There Were None, which helps abortion workers leave the industry, has garnered the attention and support of many pro-life politicians.
These 20 pro-life politicians and activists have played vital roles in shaping the conversation surrounding abortion and the right to life in the United States. Their dedication to the cause has led to the development and passage of various pro-life policies, laws, and initiatives, all aimed at protecting the sanctity of human life. While the debate on this issue continues, these individuals remain at the forefront of the movement, tirelessly advocating for the rights of the unborn and working towards a culture that values every human life.