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Leader Rodgers: Abortion on Demand is Not the Will of the American People


The Democrats Extreme Agenda Cannot Define the Greatest Human Rights Issue of Our Generation

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement about the Senate’s second consideration of the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act:

“The Senate is again voting for an abortion bill that is more radical that Roe and forces an extreme agenda on every American. It nationalizes abortions for all nine months—making America just as radical as China and North Korea. It legalizes discriminatory abortions at any stage based on a baby’s sex, race, or disability. It overrides state laws that protect women from coercion. There is no part of this that celebrates the dignity, value, or potential of human life.

“Roe never settled the issue of abortion, and it has divided us in unimaginable ways. I ask, for the next 50 years and beyond in America, how do we want to define the human rights issue of our generation? This is our chance to restore hope and healing for every person—for moms and their children at every stage of life. May it begin with each one of us doing our part to protect and celebrate all life in the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known.

“I urge every Senator to stand up together and vote against this extreme agenda. It’s not the will of the American people. Every life is worth living. Let’s ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all remains the moral bedrock of this great nation.”