Social Issues

the bibleAs a life-long social conservative, I am a strong advocate for life and traditional family values.

The most basic component of our society is the family. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we protect the values that America was founded upon and have made our country great. I am a proud member of the Values Action Team because of my desire to protect family values.

Pro-life: As a member of the Pro-Life Caucus, I will always stand up for the sanctity of life. I have cosponsored multiple pieces of pro-life legislation, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which makes abortion illegal for any child that can feel pain (generally accepted at 20 weeks); the Life at Conception Act, which protects every human being at the moment of conception; the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which ends federal funding for Planned Parenthood; and the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, which protects healthcare providers from discrimination if they refuse to participate in abortion-related services. There is no reason taxpayer dollars should be spent on services as morally reprehensible as abortion. I have introduced bills to institute a national 24-hour waiting period and mandatory ultrasounds before abortions.  While I realize that these bills do not go far enough to fight for the right to life, I do believe that it is a step in the right direction.


More on Social Issues

April 2, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) signed the discharge petition put forth by House Republican Whip Steve Scalise to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner.
January 23, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) applauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on their decision to protect religious liberty in South Carolina for faith-based foster and adoption services:
January 18, 2019 In The News
January 17, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) filed legislation, the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, to continue standing up for the sanctity of life:
January 6, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.
August 5, 2013 In The News
June 26, 2013 Press Release
“I’m disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling today against traditional marriage. This decision overrules a law that was passed by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority in Congress and signed by President Clinton.”