Dothan First (WDHN): U.S. Rep. Martha Roby talks abortion, disaster relief in Ozark

May 28, 2019
Representative Roby In The News

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — At a Tuesday afternoon Ozark Kiwanis Club meeting, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby spoke to members during their weekly meeting offering updates about what she's doing in Washington.

"I've been given some really great positions on your behalf to be an advocate for the priorities that we have here in Alabama," Roby said. "Namely, the department of defense making sure that our men and women who wear the uniform have everything that they need."

Roby also spoke on how Senate Democrats recently blocked a disaster aid bill that would have provided relief to victims of hurricanes, wildfires and floods. 

"Devastation is devastating for the devastated our farmer's here in southeast Alabama experience devastation," Roby said. "We owe it to them to get this disaster bill signed by the president so that they can get the help that they need."

In response to the abortion bill, Roby said she will never back down from the fight she gets to have on behalf of the unborn.

"I sit in these rooms, and I listen to these debates among those that are pro-choice, and those of us that are standing up for life," Roby said. "I think to myself, the one person who's not in this room that doesn't have a voice is the baby."

Roby said she knows that there are serious problems that continue to exist, and she will continue working towards fixing those issues.