Editor’s note. Last week pro-life Republican Members of the House devoted an entire hour to speeches commemorating this week’s 47th anniversary of the deadly Roe v. Wade decision. We will repost them all. We’ve reposted seven thus far. Today we are reposting the remarks of Reps. John Rose, Ron Wright, and Jim Baird. (accompanied by YouTube videos).
Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN).
Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for having this Special Order.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reflect on the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which has had a devastating effect on protecting the sanctity of life and advancing the rights of the unborn.
This ill-fated decision has had drastic, negative consequences and has expanded the abhorrent practice of abortion across this country.
But, despite the devastating effects Roe v. Wade has had on the sanctity of life, I am inspired to see so many of my fellow Members of Congress join me in continuing the fight for the unborn. Whether it be by signing the discharge petition to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor for a vote, or by cosponsoring legislation to prohibit the use of taxpayer funding in abortions, my House colleagues and I will continue to fight to protect life.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was proud to join 206 of my congressional colleagues in signing an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Louisiana case of June Medical Services v. Gee.
I look forward to seeing the court review this case and others in hopes that they may issue a decision that reflects the will of the majority of Americans to protect the unborn.