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  • 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

  • The Ag Minute: H.R. 3962 Does Not Reform Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    WASHINGTON – This week during The Ag Minute, guest host Rep. Phil Roe, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, highlights the flaws in H.R. 3962, the health care bill that the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Saturday, 220-215. Rep. Roe ran a medical practice in Tennessee for more than three decades prior to serving in Congress. The following is the transcript: "I am Dr. Phil Roe, Member of Congress for the First District of Tennessee. "I came to Congress to help enact health care re... Read more

  • Roe Strongly Supports the Pitts/Stupak Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) issued the following statement in support of an amendment offered by Representatives Joseph Pitts (R-PA) and Bart Stupak (D-MI) that would prohibit federal funding of abortions under H.R. 3962 – Democrats health care plan: “I strongly support the Pitts/Stupak amendment because it would prevent the Democratic health reform bill from allowing taxpayer dollars to subsidize abortions. It is outrageous they trying to sneak abortion coverage into... Read more

  • Tennessee Weighs In On Health Care
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 26, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    Throughout the summer, I've heard from a lot of people concerned about the President’s so-called health care reform agenda or H.R. 3200 proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Whenever I turn on the television, I see the same concerns being raised throughout Tennessee and all over the country. Health care reform will affect all of us and regardless of one’s party affiliation, everyone wants his or her voice heard on the matter. At roundtable discussions and at town hall meetings in East T... Read more

  • Roe Calls for Exemption from Abortion Mandate in Healthcare Reform Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Dr. Phil Roe (TN-1) participated in a press conference to explain how the current draft of the House healthcare reform bill will result in publicly funded abortions and a mandate that would force private insurers to cover abortion. Under the proposed legislation, virtually every individual will be required to have health care coverage that meets “minimum benefits standards” established by the administration. Those minimum benefits will include abortion unless Congres... Read more

  • Roe Participates in Pro-Life Caucus Special Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks the 35th year memorializing the Supreme Court's infamous abortion decision, Roe v. Wade. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) gave the following speech on the House floor during the Special Order for the Pro-Life Caucus: “Mr. Speaker, 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, brea... Read more