Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), issued the following statement today after H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," passed in the United States House of Representatives by a vote of 251-175:
"With the devastation and destruction that swept the South last week, we are reminded of how precious life is," said Aderholt. "I believe protection of unborn life is a universal issue that has become one of the most unifying causes over the past several decades. Our founding fathers strongly believed that human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which is the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, the right to life of each human being should be preserved and protected by every human in our great nation."
The "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (HR 3) codifies the Hyde Amendment by permanently prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion across all federal programs. Aderholt is an original cosponsor of this legislation.
Aderholt, a champion of traditional Alabama values, currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.