Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) released the following statement Tuesday morning:
Forty years ago today the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide. They dealt human rights in the United States its biggest judicial setback since the Court's 1857 Dred Scott ruling.
The right to life is a basic human right. It is not negotiable or violable. Sadly, our government has a history of treating entire classes of people with indifference and outright brutality. We pray the horrors of abortion will be the final time our federal government sanctions and enshrines in law the dehumanization and brutal treatment of defenseless people.
Since that terrible day in 1973 over 55 million children have died in abortion clinics. 55 million Americans dead, more deaths than in all U.S. wars combined.
But the tide is turning. Support for abortion is dwindling as science proves human life begins at conception. More Americans than ever consider themselves pro-life.
We are winning. But we are still a long way from total victory over abortion.
That is why we in Congress are fighting to defund Planned Parenthood, pass laws overturning ObamaCare, laws banning the interstate trafficking of minors for an abortion, and pass a constitutional amendment overturning Roe v. Wade and recognizing the scientific fact human life begins at conception.