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  • Roe Statement on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act: “As an OB/GYN who has delivered close to 5,000 babies, I strongly support the sanctity of life. “Since 1976, Congress has prevented taxpayer funding for abortion. Unfortunately, this door was reopened with the passage of ObamaCare. This misguided law has, in addition to causing incredible harm to our health care system, potentially put taxpayers on the hook fo... Read more

  • Roe v. Wade Anniversary
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 22, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I’ve delivered close to 5,000 babies and I strongly support the sanctity of life. Using technology like the 3-D ultrasound has given us windows to the womb that show unborn children as living, breathing, feeling human beings. I have looked through that window with my own eyes. I have seen human development occur from the earliest stages of a fetus all the way through birth, which strengthens my conviction in the right to life. Life is a precious miracle from ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade: “Life is the most precious gift given to us. As an OB/GYN I had the unique privilege of delivering over five thousand children into this world. I have born witness to one of the most extraordinary events in our universe, the development of a child from conception to birth. This experience solidified my conviction in the right to life for our nation’s most vulnerable popul... Read more

  • Roe Joins Black, Other House Members to Introduce Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on H.R. 217, legislation he cosponsored to ensure that Title X family planning grants are used for their intended purpose and are prohibited from being used by organizations that provide abortions: “As an OB/GYN that has delivered over 5,000 babies, I am pleased to join Congressman Black to support this important legislation,” said Roe. “This bill will ensure that organizations like Planned Parenthood, the large... Read more

  • Americans OPPOSE Taxpayer Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    Media reports have indicated that Democrats may bring legislation to the Floor that allows taxpayer funds to be used to conduct embryonic stem cell research - that is research on stem cell lines derived from the destruction of a human embryo. This issue has resurfaced in the wake of a district court judge's decision to suspend federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, stating that the President's Executive Order allowing this research violates the law prohibiting taxpayer funding from be... Read more

  • Roe Statement on New Abortion Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Abortion

    WASHINGTON, DC – In a recent op-ed in The Hill, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) shed light on how the Obama Administration had approved several states’ plans for high risk pools that include coverage for taxpayer-funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program. Today, The Hill reported that the Administration reversed course and the Department of Health and Human Services is now issuing a new regulation that will specifically prohibit state high-risk pools from ... Read more

  • The President’s Executive Order on Taxpayer-Funded Abortions – Not Worth the Paper it was Secretly Written on
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 14, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    In his own words, President Obama pledged that under his health care plan “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” This was all part of an 11th hour deal to round up enough votes to get the bill passed. The last-minute deal was a promise that after the health care bill passed, Obama would sign an Executive Order affirming that it would not result in any government funding for abortions. A couple days later, the President went behind c... Read more

  • Pro-Life Roe Fights for the Rights of the Unborn
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), Member of the Pro-Life Caucus, will participate and speak at the 37th Annual March for Life attended by thousands of people from around the country – many of whom have come to Washington every year since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade. This year, the March for Life will focus on the Democrats’ health care proposal, which has the potential to be just as disastrous for pro-life principles as Roe v. Wade if taxpayer-su... Read more

  • Halt the Misguided Approach, Enact Transparency & Actualize Sensible Change
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 20, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Abortion, Health Care

    “I think you could make a pretty good argument that health care might be dead.” - Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) This is what Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner said in response to the results in Massachusetts Tuesday night. What happened in Massachusetts does not have to kill health care reform – but it should stop the current misguided approach to reforming our health care system. For weeks, Democrats have been meeting behind closed doors to hash out a government takeover of health care. The on... Read more

  • Laws Should Be Consistent With Our Science & the Government Should Protect the Innocent
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 18, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    One of the more disturbing aspects of the health care reform overhaul being pushed right now is its potential impact on the rights of the unborn. As an obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered almost 5,000 babies, I strongly support the sanctity of life. As the Representative of this district, I will fight against policies that I believe will promote abortion. Unfortunately the President has consistently stated his preference for policies that promote abortion. I joined numerous pro-life coll... Read more