Editor’s note. On July 21, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke in favor of H.R. 18, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Mrs. RODGERS Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Hyde amendment and urge us to be warriors for human dignity and human value. We must cherish every person’s unalienable human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With technology today, we can look into the womb and watch the development of a baby day by day. Doctors are able to administer lifesaving care to babies before they are born. It is a miracle to witness, and it is proof that life begins at conception. Our laws should reflect this science and the truth. For decades, my colleagues across the aisle, including President Joe Biden, agreed. I urge them to join us to protect life.