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Smith To Marchers On Roe V. Wade 37th Year: For Sake Of Women & Children, Abortion Cover-up Must End

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Smith To Marchers On Roe V. Wade 37th Year: For Sake Of Women & Children, Abortion Cover-up Must End

Congressman Chris Smith today addressed the tens of thousands of citizens who gathered to "March for Life" in the nation's capital on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortions.

"All human life is precious and sacred and in urgent need of protection," said Smith, the co-chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus. "We welcome and deeply respect everyone including the weak, the vulnerable and the disenfranchised. We especially admire and honor the extraordinarily courageous post-abortive women who are silent no more. Their voice and witness show the path to reconciliation for all women who have been first deceived, then victimized by abortion."

Smith said that in his first year in office, President Obama has moved swiftly to: allow the use of U.S. taxpayers money to fund abortion groups all over the word by rescinding the Mexico City Policy first instituted in the 1980s; enable China's coercive population control program by funding the United Nations Population Fund; and roll back restrictions on funding for human embryo-destroying stem cell experimentation. Obama is also in the process of altering federal regulations to roll back the nation's existing conscience protection laws that protect the rights and freedoms of healthcare providers (such as Catholic hospitals, physicians and nurses) who are opposed to performing abortions on personal or moral grounds.

"President Obama--the abortion president--should know this: even though you have unleashed the full might and power of your administration in the ignoble promotion of abortion on demand both in the United States and around the world, especially in Africa and Latin America, we do pray and fast for you, even as we tenaciously fight your anti-life policies," Smith said.

Smith noted that amid all the Obama moves against the unborn, one key victory was the House amendment to its version of the healthcare bill, called the Stupak Amendment, which bars taxpayer funding of abortion under the House plan. The amendment passed 240-194, drawing 64 Democrat votes. The Senate bill, however, does not have a similar provision.\

With healthcare plans trying to begin using taxpayer dollars fund abortions for the first time since the 1970s via forcing insurance coverage, the U.S. is looking at the single greatest expansion of abortion since the tragic Roe v Wade court ruling 37 years ago.


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