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  • The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Well

    by Representative Robert E. Latta

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    LATTA. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

    Again, I want to add my admiration to Mr. Smith for all his years of hard work for the pro-life movement here in this country and around the world and for holding this Special Order tonight.

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the right to life for every unborn child. During my tenure in the Ohio General Assembly and now as a Member of Congress, I have consistently supported pro-life legislation and I have been unwavering in my belief that we must be vigilant in protecting the sanctity of human life.

    Over the past year, we have seen an unprecedented and callous disregard for life through the series of undercover videos that illustrate Planned Parenthood's involvement in the sale of fetal tissue. That is why I have supported legislative measures to end such unspeakable acts and to prevent any Federal funds going to any entity that performs abortions.

    At a time when pro-life values are often marginalized, I want to reassure my constituents that I will remain steadfast in my support for legislation that defends the sanctity of life and that I will continue to stand for those without a voice.

    I also want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to those who work tirelessly day after day, year after year, to defend the right of life, and to the hundreds of thousands who will be here for the Right to Life March this month. I applaud them and thank them.

    Again, I thank the gentleman from New Jersey for all of his years of hard work.

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