Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Graves: Liberals looking to expand abortion

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

There is no greater gift than life itself.

I am reminded of that with my own children and my 1-year old grandson. They are all the light of my life and I can’t fathom it without them.

It’s been 46 years since the Supreme Court decided that the right to life only existed once a child was born. Many strides have been made towards reversing this disastrous decision and, at the very least, reducing the consequences of it. The good news is that the number of abortions performed continues to fall. Yet, it is still legal and the fight to end abortion continues every single day.

This week, the Annual March for Life will take place in Washington, DC. Every year, thousands of Americans who support life, including many from North Missouri, come to the nation’s Capital to celebrate and promote the sanctity of life. I am proud to stand for life in Congress and I’m proud to stand with my constituents and their friends as they make their voice heard again this year.

Unfortunately, liberals in Congress wasted no time pushing to expand abortion. One of the first things they did this year was to put forward a bill that would have repealed the ban on funding for organizations that promote abortions overseas. Of course, I voted against that measure and I’m proud that Republicans were able to put that ban in place while we were in the majority. After all, why should taxpayers foot the bill to promote abortions?

In fact, a majority of Americans oppose federal funding of abortions which is why it’s critical that we continue to ensure that it doesn't happen. Additionally, Congress must continue to defend life on all fronts which is why many common-sense pieces of pro-life legislation have already been introduced. Some of these include outlawing abortions when a baby in the womb can feel pain or when a fetal heartbeat is detectable, defunding Planned Parenthood and declaring that life begins at conception. Furthermore, I’m glad that we have a President and now a Supreme Court that is far more favorable towards protecting life than we’ve seen in a generation.

Life is a precious gift. We see countless reminders of that in our daily lives. Protecting life is one of the most important things I do in Congress and I pledge to continue fighting for the sanctity of life every opportunity I get.


ppritch said...

So how many of these unwanted children have you adopted? You’re not pro-life, you’re pro-birth.

Steve Holmes said...

For him, life begins at conception and ends at birth.

Anonymous said...

How about putting all that energy and passion toward all the children already here? What about changing laws to help the victims of child abuse and neglect?

Hyacinth said...

And I add: Make it less expensive and less difficult to achieve a private adoption, allow children who are in the foster system to be adopted way before they have bonded with the foster family and have to leave, and quit trying to put children back in the family home if it isn't safe or healthy. If our children are so important to these lawmakers, they need to get into reality. Once children are born, they are government property and decisions are made for them (good or bad) by others. At least in utero the decision is left up to the one who will either carry it or not and that is the way it should be.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, there too many kids running around! Kill 'em all!