Monday, January 24, 2011

Speaker Boehner welcomes prolifers to the March for Life

In a statement on his web site, John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, recently welcomed the hundred of thousands of prolifers participating in the March for Life to Washington, D.C.
"Today marks the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's tragic Roe v. Wade decision that tore asunder a right to life our Founding Fathers described so indelibly in our Declaration of Independence. The decision denigrated the respect we must have for life at all stages, especially the innocent unborn.

"The new House majority has listened to the people and pledged to end taxpayer funding of abortion. A ban is the will of the people and ought to be the law of the land. This week, Congressman Chris Smith introduced bipartisan legislation that would codify the Hyde Amendment and similar policies by permanently applying a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs. This is critical, common-sense legislation that deserves the support of the people's representatives and the president.

"The cause of life endures today in large part due to the vigilance of all those Americans who, led by Nellie Gray, travel to Washington each year at this time to march and pray for the protection of the unborn. These efforts--aimed at restoring the damage of the Roe decision--must continue. Americans love life as much as we love freedom. These two founding principles are intertwined and form the basis of our national character. Without respect for life, freedom is in jeopardy."