Today, in remembrance the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade and in eager anticipation of the pro-life work to come, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) issued the following statement:
"Today, we mourn the Supreme Court's tragic decision and the millions of innocent children who have been lost since 1973. All life is sacred. We must rededicate ourselves to the American idea that all are created equal. In the past year, we in the pro-life community have fought and won important battles across the country. I am incredibly proud of Indiana's strong protections for the most vulnerable. When the Obama Administration wrongfully targeted Indiana for its work to close the flow of state and federal funding to abortion providers, I worked with my colleagues to send a strong, united, and pro-life voice to the White House. I am confident that we will prevail, we will reverse Roe, and we will establish a lasting respect for human dignity. We look forward to the work ahead."
On the 39th Annual March for Life, Congressman Stutzman hosted a post-march meeting and discussion for the Hoosiers who traveled to the nation's capital.
In June, Congressman Stutzman, a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, led a bipartisan, congressional effort to defend Indiana's pro-life law, HEA1210. One hundred members of Congress signed Congressman Stutzman's letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick. With a clear voice, the group formally protested the Obama Administration's rejection of Indiana's pro-life Medicaid plan and called for a reversal of the decision.