Sen. Capito is Wrong on Life

Shelley Moore Capito
Wrong on Life, Wrong for West Virginia

  • Shelley Moore Capito was one of the 3 GOP Senators who blocked the vote to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare in 2017.


  • She calls herself "pro-choice," and thinks Roe v. Wade was rightly decided. Shelley Moore Capito said in response to a question of why she was voting for a conservative SCOTUS judge that she was certain that the Court wouldn’t overturn Roe v. Wade. (WVMetroNews 7/8/2018)


  • While a member of Congress, Shelley has a long history of voting to fund abortion on-demand: 
    • She voted against the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion.[1]
    • In 2007, she voted *against* a measure to prohibit federal funds for Planned Parenthood, meaning that she voted to protect federal funding for Planned Parenthood.[2]
    • She voted 6 times for military personnel and their dependents to be able to obtain abortions in military hospitals--which is voting six times for federal abortion funding.[3]
    • She has voted 3 other times AGAINST measures that would have PROHIBITED federal funding for abortions—meaning that she voted three times to protect federal funding for abortions![4]
    • She also voted to protect federal funds for mifepristone, the ‘abortion pill.'[5]
  • Capito also voiced opposition to the Human Life Protection Act passed by the State of Alabama. Capito stated to a left-wing journalist, “I don’t agree with the Alabama law. I mean, I think it’s very very restrictive.” (The Daily Beast, 5/31/2019)


  • She refused to take a position on Amendment One in WV, which protected unborn life from state-funded abortions, saying “I’m not going to openly support or oppose.” The bill passed, despite Capito. (Politico, 7/15/2018)

West Virginia needs a Senator who is 100% pro-life, 100% of the time. Visit for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved!


[1] H.R. 1646.

[2] H.R. 3043.

[3] H.R. 2586, H.R. 4546, H.R. 1588, H.R. 4200, H.R. 1815, H.R. 5122.

[4] H.R. 1646, H.R. 3043, H.R. 1216.

[5] H.R. 2112.