Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-KS04, issued the following statement on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
"Forty years have passed since the Supreme Court blinked in the face of injustice and made abortion legal at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. Forty years have passed, in which over 50 million human beings have been killed in the womb.
"I am proud that the pro-life movement remains as strong as ever. My own district was the scene of the Summer of Mercy in 1991, when peaceful protesters brought attention to our great cause. Our calls for action at their softest have often been our loudest.
"But while we have increasingly convinced Americans to embrace the pro-life message, either through state governments or even personal choices, our work is far from over. We have yet to secure for the unborn the principle that all men are created equal and that all of them have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We may not succeed within this lifetime, but any good and noble cause takes time -- whether it takes four years or another 40."