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  • The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Well

    by Representative Jody B. Hice

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    HICE of Georgia. I want to thank my friend and colleague for his great leadership in this cause of life.

    Mr. Speaker, I join with my others here with deep concern as we are now at 43 years since the Supreme Court determined, unimaginably, that there exists in our country some broad right for the abortion of a child in the womb.

    That decision literally came after 21 States had already enacted laws limiting abortion for over 100 years. In fact, the first of these laws was adopted in Connecticut in 1847, 21 years before the ratification of the 14th Amendment, which is the very amendment on which Roe v. Wade is based. In his dissent, Justice Rehnquist noted that, due to this history, the High Court was forced to create a right that was unknown to the Framers of the 14th Amendment.

    {time} 1800 Mr. Speaker, it is time that we correct this wrong-headed decision made by the court 43 years ago. It is for this reason that I personally introduced the Sanctity of Human Life bill, H.R. 426, which defines life beginning at conception.

    I would certainly ask my colleagues to join in cosponsoring this bill so that 43 years from now we are celebrating the right to life rather than another 57 million unborn Americans lost to abortion.

    I thank the gentleman for his stance on this.

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