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  • Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Title X “Protect Life Rule”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement about the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Protect Life Rule, a proposed rule that will ensure Title X funding does not directly or indirectly encourage abortion: “Protecting the unborn is a responsibility that I take very seriously, which is why I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Azar for this proposed rule that will ensure there is a distinct physical and financial separation betw... Read more

  • Standing For Life, Securing Our Border and Supporting Our President
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Budget, Immigration

    In last week’s column, I gave an overview of the recent omnibus spending bill and called for the Senate to change their broken and outdated rules so Congress can help advance President Trump’s agenda. While I know this vote was necessary to ensure the men and women who serve in our military have the resources they need, and will never apologize for taking care of our troops, I have heard several concerns about this package that I wanted to address more specifically. Some are concerned that this ... Read more

  • Roe Awarded ‘True Blue’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after being awarded the Family Research Council Action’s ‘True Blue’ Award. This award demonstrates an unwavering support of faith, family and freedom during the first session of the 115th Congress. Rep. Roe said: “As an OBGYN and ardent supporter of the sanctity of life, it is an honor and privilege to receive this award, as I will always be a strong and constant voice for the right to life. I have the resp... Read more

  • Defending the Sanctity of Life
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    As an OB-GYN who has delivered nearly 5,000 babies, I strongly support the sanctity of life. I have seen firsthand that life is a precious and beautiful miracle that begins at conception, and I am honored to stand with the pro-life community. This week, thousands of pro-life activists will make their way to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life to mark the sad anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision; a misguided ruling on abortion that forever changed our country. The first Mar... Read more

  • Life is Valuable
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    I want to begin this week’s column by acknowledging the horrific and senseless act of violence that occurred over the weekend in Las Vegas as a gunman shot and killed 59 innocent people and injured more than 500 as they attended the Route 91 Festival Sunday night. I am heartbroken and praying for the city of Las Vegas, all of the victims and their families. I would also like to again express my gratitude to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, first responders and the local authorities ... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Sanctity of Life
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 36 restricts abortions from being performed 20 weeks or more after fertilization, and establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a fetus after the 20-week mark. This bill permits exceptions to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest. Video of Roe’s remarks can be viewed here or by c... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump Signing H.J.Res 43 Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 43 into law: “I am proud to support the sanctity of life and to continue to be a strong voice for the right to life. States will now no longer be forced to use Title X money to fund Planned Parenthood or other entities that provide abortions. I believe states should be able to consider whether or not an organization provides abortions when granting them taxpayer funding... Read more

  • Protecting Life
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    Last week, thousands of pro-life activists made the trip to D.C., despite an impending blizzard, for the March for Life on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Each year, I’m so proud of the dedication of the pro-life community and even prouder to support the pro-life movement. As an OB-GYN who delivered nearly 5,000 babies, I will always be a strong supporter of the right to life. I’ve seen with my own eyes through the lens of an ultrasound that life is a precious miracl... Read more

  • Roe Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Send Bill to Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood to the President
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting to send a bill to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood to the president’s desk: "As someone who spent three decades caring for patients, I’ve been concerned about the president’s health care law since it was forced through a Democrat-led Congress six years ago. Since then, the law has done irreparable harm to hardworking families all over the country, increasing costs and lowering the qua... Read more