Speaker of the House John Boehner, a pro-life congressman from Ohio, released the address to LifeNews that will be played at the March for Life today.
During the speech, Boehner says the House will approve a bill to make the Hyde Amendment banning taxpayer funding of abortions permanent. Currently, the provisions of the pro-life law stopping abortion funding must be renewed every year and abortion advocates hope to stop it.
Hello everyone. Thank you for being here in our nation’s capital on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Like all of you, it’s hard for me to consider a March for Life without Nellie Gray. For more than a generation, Nellie was a leading voice for those who didn’t have one. And now it’s up to us to be her voice – to commit ourselves to doing everything we can to protect the sanctity of life.
For the new Congress, that means bringing together a bipartisan pro-life majority and getting to work. In accordance with the will of the people, we will again work to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, formally codifying the Hyde Amendment.
Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things. It’s about promoting a culture of life. It’s about understanding that abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time. Because human life is not an economic or political commodity, and no government on Earth has the right to treat it as such.
With all that’s at stake, it is becoming more and more important for us to share this truth with our young people, to encourage them to lock arms, speak out for life, and help make abortion a relic of the past. Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year.
For now, may God bless you in your efforts, and may God bless this great nation we love.
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