U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after reintroducing H.R. 23, the Sanctity of Human Life Act, on the first day of the 113th Congress. The legislation says that the inherent right to life guaranteed by the Constitution begins at fertilization and should be protected in all jurisdictions across the United States:
"Our most basic and fundamental right, the right to life, should be defended vigorously and at any cost," said Broun. "As a physician, I know that human life begins with fertilization, and I remain committed to ending abortion in all stages of pregnancy. I will continue to fight this atrocity on behalf of the unborn, and I hope my colleagues will support me in doing so."
The Sanctity of Human Life Act is the first bill Dr. Broun introduces each Congress.