Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) issued the following statement marking the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as a welcome to the faithful participants of March for Life:
"There is no more precious gift than human life. Since the Supreme Court's fateful decision on Roe v. Wade in 1973, millions of innocent children have lost their lives to the appalling policy making it legal to perform abortions.
"The thousands of followers and participants of March for Life assemble each year here in the nation's capitol to cry out for a reversal of the ruling. Every child has an inherent right to live -- especially in a country which prides itself on protecting the weak and innocent. Abortion in America will go down as one of the greatest human tragedies of our lifetimes."