When I became a nurse over 40 years ago, I took a vow to “devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care,” whether they were born or unborn. I still consider the words of that oath today as a nurse and a legislator. The care of the individual begins long before they are born. Those of us who have voices must stand up and speak for those who do not yet have a voice of their own. I am 100% pro-life and I will always fight to protect the unborn and the most vulnerable members of society.
— Diane Black
100% Pro-Life Voting Record with National Right to Life
100% Pro-Life Voting Record as a State Legislator with Tennessee Right to Life
2004 Tennessee Right to Life Legislator of the Year
In the state of Tennessee, Diane made her reputation as a pro-life, pro-family legislator.
She led the charge to defund Planned Parenthood in the state of Tennessee
As a state legislator, Diane fought for more than ten years for the passage of SJR 127; legislation to take decisions regarding abortions out of the hands of activist judges
Diane led the charge to protect traditional marriage in Tennessee by cosponsoring and voting for legislation proposing an amendment to our state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. This amendment became law in 2006 with the support of 81 percent of Tennesseans
As a member of Congress, Diane continues to fight for the rights of the unborn and protect Tennessee families
Her first piece of legislation in the 113th Congress, H.R. 217 would defund Planned Parenthood and other so-called “family planning” organizations that perform abortions
Diane is the author of H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, legislation to offer full exemption from the Obama administration’s employee healthcare mandate requiring coverage for abortion inducing drugs
Diane cosponsored the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation to ban dangerous, late-term abortions nationwide
Diane strongly opposes the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and supported a House resolution demanding that DOMA be upheld in all instances
Diane cosponsored legislation proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution protecting traditional marriage