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Rep. Hice Votes to Advance the Culture of Life

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Washington, January 24, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, by a vote of 238 - 183. Congressman Hice released the following statement in response to the passage of the measure:

“No American should ever be forced to pay for abortions. Period. The Hyde Amendment has been a staple of protecting the unborn for 40 years, saving more than two million lives, including 99,350 lives in the State of Georgia. Needless to say, it is vital that we keep it in place. I am pleased that President Trump has made it abundantly clear that the Administration is committed to a consistent, government-wide policy that no taxpayer dollars should fund abortion or the abortion industry — either domestically or internationally. With the President’s commitment and the action taken today by the House, we will continue fighting for the culture of life.”

Additionally, Congressman Hice announced the introduction of H.R. 586, the Sanctity of Human Life Act. The Sanctity of Human Life Act defines life as beginning at fertilization, defending the inalienable right to life protected by the Constitution. Congressman Hice, who authored H.R. 586 ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, released the following statement in response to the bill’s introduction:

“In the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers affirmed that everyone is endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, chief among them being life. Today, with the right to life under attack, now more than ever before, we must stand up as advocates for the unborn. Our culture must affirm the value of the weak and vulnerable in our society, beginning with our children. With that in mind, I introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act, which rightly defines life as beginning at conception. I am proud of this legislation and proud to be a voice for the unborn with clarity and conviction.”

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