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.
Today we mark one of the most tragic, misguided Supreme Court cases in our nation’s history, Roe v. Wade. Since 1973, more than 50 million babies have been denied the right to life. If government has any legitimate function at all, it is to protect the most innocent among us.
For over 30 years, Congress has prevented taxpayer funded abortions. Unfortunately, this door has been reopened with the passage of Obamacare; the largest expansion since the pivotal Roe v. Wade decision. I am a proud member of the Pro-Life Caucus, a group of Members who have pledged themselves to protect those without a voice, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure this promise is kept. It is only by making good on this oath that we can expect to restore the trust that the American people have in their own government, and in so doing, ensure that the door to taxpayer funded abortions remains closed.
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: Last week, Rep. Roe gave similar remarks on the House floor. Video of his remarks can be found here