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  • Roe Supports HHS Physician Conscience Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke in support of Rep. Tom Cole’s (R-Okla.) amendment to uphold the Department of Health and Human Services’ conscience rule, which protects physicians and other health care professionals from having to provide procedures against their conscience. Congressman Roe made the following remarks as delivered: “Thank you Mister Speaker and thank you Mister Cole. Mister Speaker, I strongly support this amendment and the HHS conscience rule. A... Read more

  • Abortion Survivors Deserve Our Protection
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    In the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision, some estimates show over 61 million successful abortions have been performed in the U.S. since 1973. The fact there are elected officials in places like New York and Virginia – and the U.S. House – who are working to extend the timeline of abortion availability right up until the moment of birth sickens me to my core. In my over 31 years of practice as an OB/GYN, I delivered nearly 5,000 babies and remember holding them in my hands and giving them to thei... Read more

  • I Support the Right to Life
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    I know abortion is an emotional topic for many, but controversial events have recently occurred, encouraging me to share my perspective. As an OB/GYN for over 31 years before coming to Congress, I had the privilege of delivering nearly 5,000 babies – each a unique gift from God. Last month, I was so proud to see and tens of thousands of people come from across the country for the annual March for Life protesting the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. In the month following that event, I’ve... Read more

  • 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