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Roe Participates in Pro-Life Caucus Special Order

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Washington, January 22, 2009 | comments
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, 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 God that begins at conception. It’s our responsibility and privilege as legislators to protect those who do not have a voice. I will always fight for the right to life because it is my conviction that we are all unique creations of a God who knows us and loves us before we are even conceived.

“Tomorrow, we will mark one of the most tragic, misguided Supreme Court cases in our nation’s history, Roe versus Wade. Since this decision in 1973, more than 50 million babies have been denied the right to life. We must make our laws consistent with our science and restore full legal protections to all who are waiting to be born. If government has any legitimate function at all, it is to protect the most innocent among us.

“I am glad to be here on the House floor today with other legislators fighting for the rights of the unborn. I yield back to the gentleman.”

Additionally, Roe will give an address at the March for Life rally this afternoon on the National Mall.
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Tags: Abortion