Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement after cosponsoring H.R. 1091, the Life at Conception Act:
"Every life is precious. As a doctor, I have witnessed this truth firsthand, fighting to save lives in the operating room every day. As a Member of Congress, I take the cause of fighting for the unborn just as seriously.
"That's why I cosponsored H.R. 1091, the Life at Conception Act. This bill strikes at the heart of the Roe v. Wade decision by declaring life at conception, granting constitutional protection to the unborn under the 5th Amendment. I will continue to fight for those without a voice, and I encourage all of my colleagues to cosponsor this critical piece of legislation."