Editor’s note. The following are excerpts of remarks delivered today by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, on the House Floor in opposition to President Biden’s illegal Department of Defense (DOD) abortion travel policy.
Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to instruct.
Current federal DOD law already permits taxpayer funding of abortion in cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother.
But the Biden DOD abortion travel policy forces taxpayers to pay the transportation costs for military members and dependents to travel to procure an abortion, for any reason, right up until the moment of birth.
Some states like my state of New Jersey have enacted extremist laws that legally sanction the killing a baby for any reason whatsoever right up to the moment of birth.
The Biden policy has no limits on gestational age—so it facilitates aborting babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
There is nothing humane or benign about abortion. Abortion is not healthcare, unless one construes the precious life of an unborn child analogous to a tumor to be excised or a disease to be vanquished.
Dr. Ronny Jackson’s House-passed amendment to the NDAA overturns the illegal DOD abortion travel policy.
Regrettably, the pro-abortion culture of denial—a modern-day flat earth society— continues to deny, devalue, and disrespect unborn baby girls and boys and trivialize the harm suffered by women.
We must recognize the breathtaking miracle of the newly created life of an unborn child and that women deserve better than abortion.
We need to care for and love them both.
Future generations will someday look back on us and wonder how and why a society that bragged about its commitment to human rights could have legally sanctioned and aggressively promoted child beheadings, dismemberment, and abortion pills that literally starve the child to death.
Don’t force taxpayers to facilitate abortion on demand.