Protecting the Rights of the Unbornby Representative Keith J. Rothfus
Posted on 2015-01-21
ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from New Jersey. What
a privilege it is to be here with the gentleman from New Jersey, who
has been fighting this fight for a very long time. I remember back to
my college days in the 1980s seeing you standing for life.
I rise today to commemorate the 2015 March for Life, appropriately themed ``Every Life is a Gift.'' Life begins at conception and must be defended at every stage. Whether for the unborn, the disabled, the elderly, we must promote a culture of life. This can and must be done through our public policy that is made here in Washington, D.C., just as it is being done throughout the country in our communities.
Across the country there are many places, thousands of pro-life pregnancy centers, places like Choices Pregnancy Services in western Pennsylvania, [[Page H464]] which does important work helping families say ``yes'' to life by offering free medical and counseling services and helping women in need.
As we prepare to march tomorrow on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that the late Justice Byron White described as an exercise in raw judicial power, I urge my colleagues to join me in committing to defend the sanctity of life. I also ask my colleagues to join me in supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.