No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015by Representative Sam Johnson
Posted on 2015-01-22
JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, our Great Nation was founded
upon the idea that ALL men are ``endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights.'' And the first right mentioned in our Declaration
of Independence is that of Life. We must do all we can to uphold this
most fundamental value.
Today is the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade ruling. In response, thousands of people have come to Washington, DC to participate in the annual March for Life so that those who cannot speak for themselves do have a voice.
In solidarity, the House is also taking action to uphold our founding principles and protect our unborn by voting to reaffirm that no federal funding--including Obamacare subsidies--shall be used to pay for or subsidize abortions. At a time when our national debt is over $18 trillion, to allow any federal funding for abortions would be a breach in the trust that the American public has placed in us to be good stewards of taxpayers' dollars--but more importantly, to protect our unborn.
I have consistently cosponsored and voted for legislation that continues the prohibition on federal funding for abortions, and I fully support H.R. 7. I am dedicated to protecting the sanctity of human life, which begins at conception. While today's vote is crucial to protecting the unborn, we cannot rest. Therefore I look forward to joining millions of Americans as we continue the important work of fully protecting our God-given right to Life for ALL, including our most innocent.