Speaker Paul Ryan to March for Life: We Must Defund Planned Parenthood and Protect Unborn Children

Opinion   |   Speaker Paul Ryan   |   Jan 27, 2017   |   12:58PM   |   Washington, DC

Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) addressed the Americans who participated in today’s March for Life. He praised President Donald Trump’s executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood and said Congress will fight to protect unborn children :

“Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country march on Washington today, united around a single purpose: defending life.

“And, for the first time in a while, I am happy to say that the House, the Senate, and now the White House are united around that same purpose.

“On his first full day in office, President Trump renewed President Reagan’s Mexico City policy—which bans taxpayer money from funding abortions abroad.

“This week, the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which makes the Hyde Amendment permanent, and bans taxpayer money from funding abortions here at home.

“This is truly a new dawn for the unborn and for those women and men who defend them.

“Today, you march to defend the rights of those who cannot defend themselves. You march to give a voice to the silenced.  Thank you for your passion and courage. Know that we march with you and that we will not stop fighting until every life is protected under the law.”

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