Aderholt Speaks at "March for Life" on Anniversay of Roe V. Wade
Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today made the following statement moments after speaking to thousands of Americans who took part in the March For Life in Washington DC. Today marks the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court decision that overturned all restrictions on abortion. The "March For Life" began in 1974 as a protest of that Roe v Wade court decision and the yearly "march" has grown from 20,000 passionate Pro-lifers in 1974 to more than about 200,000 today.
"I stand with Americans across the country who support and march for life on this day, the Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. The rights of the unborn continue to be of the utmost concern to me and the thousands who marched today because we believe that all human life is precious and a gift from almighty God. The Roe v. Wade decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring abortion to be a constitutional "right," was without any solid foundation in the text of the constitution and thus was wrongly decided, and I look forward to the day when this decision can be corrected."
"The issue of abortion and the sanctity of life is something that I have felt strongly about during my time in Washington and I challenged my colleagues to look for ways to curb and stop abortions in the United States, while compassionately educating women who are considering abortion. I also pray that President Obama will lead our country into a direction that promotes and protects the sanctity of life at every level of government and in every corner of this great nation."