Recognizing the Importance of Life on the Anniversary of Roe V. Wadeby Representative Kenny Marchant
Posted on 2014-01-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, next week will mark forty-one years since
the United States Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. Since that time,
millions of lives have been lost to legalized abortion in the United
States, and it is fitting to recognize them at this unfortunate
This is also a time to renew hope as millions of Americans continue to advocate for the respect due all human life and many state governments across our country are working to embrace the right to life. Here at the federal level, many of my colleagues and I have cosponsored legislation that would help in these efforts. To that end, I am a cosponsor of H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the House and would limit abortion after the age at which evidence shows that an unborn child can experience pain. I have also cosponsored H.R. 1091, the Life at Conception Act, to legally define human life as beginning at conception, and H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, to protect the freedom of conscience for healthcare professionals who do not want to participate in abortions.
Mr. Speaker, in recognizing the approaching anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I urge my colleagues in both houses of Congress to advance and pass these and many other bills that defend the fundamental right to life, without which all other rights are impossible.