WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
“As a pro-life leader and a pro-life mom, I acted today to protect the lives of the unborn. I spoke for the majority of Americans – both Republicans and Democrats – who believe that no taxpayer dollars should fund elective abortion. And I acted to hold the federal government accountable to the law. We must stand up for the invaluable impact that every human life has on this world. As the mom of a 7-year old son, Cole, who was born with Down syndrome, I believe wholeheartedly that every life is a gift, and every human life is a story. A story that must be fiercely protected. I applaud Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) for his leadership, and I will continue to advocate – as a both a mom and a legislator – for the lives of the unborn.”