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Rep. Martha Robey: “Thank you for your dedication to this most worthy cause, and know that you are not alone in this fight”

by | Jan 17, 2020

Editor’s note. On Wednesday pro-life Republican Members of the House devoted an entire hour to speeches commemorating next week’s 47th anniversary of the deadly Roe v. Wade decision. We will repost them all. Yesterday we began by posting the introductory remarks delivered by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.). Today we will post the speeches (accompanied by YouTube videos) of Reps. Jim Banks, Martha Robey, and Andy Harris.

Rep. Robey [R-Al.].

Mr. Speaker, I thank Representative SMITH for leading this Special Order.

The topic that we are here to discuss tonight is one of the utmost importance. Of course, next week, we approach the 47th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

With this single ruling by the Supreme Court, abortion was legalized across the country. While many abortion activists celebrate this time as a victory for so called women’s health, it represents a somber occasion for those of us who advocate for life.

It is no secret that I am unapologetically pro-life. I believe life begins at conception, and I am opposed to abortion at any stage.

While not everyone in this body shares my convictions about life or on certain policies surrounding the rights of unborn children, our pro-life agenda has momentum, and it is strong.

Next week, thousands of Americans will gather in our Nation’s Capital to participate in this year’s March for Life. This is an annual event where the pro-life community joins together to advocate for the protection of unborn children.

I know that some pro-life supporters will be traveling from Alabama’s Second District, almost 900 miles, to defend the unborn.

Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to send a message to the thousands of marchers who are gathering to show their support for the prolife movement: Thank you. Thank you for your dedication to this most worthy cause, and know that you are not alone in this fight. As you continue to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, remember that my prolife colleagues and I stand with you.

I promise to use this platform here in Congress, and beyond, to be a vocal advocate for the unborn. I will not stop fighting until our laws and policies protect life at every stage, and I hope you won’t either.

Categories: Pro-Lifers