Since entering the senate in 2005, Burr has cosponsored nearly 30 anti-abortion bills.
That includes cosponsoring one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills out there — so-called “personhood” legislation — multiple times. If enacted, this dangerous legislation could interfere with medical decisions relating to birth control, access to fertility treatment, management of a miscarriage, and access to safe and legal abortion.
He has also pushed for passage of legislation that would make it harder for women to access affordable birth control.
He was a cosponsor of the Blunt amendment, which would have allowed employers and insurance companies to refuse coverage of any health care service required under the Affordable Care Act. Burr also said he was “pleased” by the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby, to allow employers to refuse to provide birth control to their employees based on their religious beliefs.
And even when it comes to supporting key preventive measures like comprehensive sex education and increased funding for resources to combat teenage pregnancy — Burr has stood against those too. He voted againstcomprehensive sex education and against expanding access to preventive health care services and to improve access to women’s health care.