Babin Offers Support to No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act
WASHINGTON, February 2, 2015 - U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) offered his steadfast support today to thousands of Americans gathered in Washington, DC as they marched in support of the right to life on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling.
“As a man of deep faith and proud grandfather of 11 grandkids, I will always fight to protect the unborn and defend the sanctity of life. I commend all of today’s marchers for standing up on behalf of the unborn and for providing a voice to the voiceless,” said Rep. Babin.
Rep. Babin also spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act, which passed the House by a vote of 242 – 179. To view video of Babin’s floor speech on H.R. 7, please click here. The transcript of his speech is as follows:
“Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Act.
“It’s plain wrong to use American’s hard-earned tax dollars to pay for abortions.
“On September 9, 2009, President Obama told the Joint Session of Congress: [and I quote] One more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
“Those of us in the pro-life community knew that this was simply not the case. And last September, the Government Accountability Office confirmed that under Obamacare, abortions are being paid for with taxpayer funds by more than 1,000 Obamacare exchange plans across the country.
“Our bill ends taxpayer funding for abortion, fulfilling one of the promises the President has broken.
“Let's pass this bill and end the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in American history. Thank you, and I yield back.”