Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby & Bachus speak against govt. funded abortions

January 28, 2014
Representative Roby In The News

The U.S. House voted today to permanently ban federal spending on abortion and to block ObamaCare subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion.

Shortly before the vote, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, gave a one-minute speech on the House floor, briefly assessing the ongoing battles between pro-life and pro-abortion activists.

“I’ve been intrigued with the latest rhetoric in the so-called ‘war on women,’ Roby said. “I’m intrigued because at some point pro-abortion activists stopped using the word ‘abortion.’ Instead of using the ‘a-word,’ they started using terms like ‘women’s health’ or ‘reproductive rights.’ It’s a clever word game designed to disguise the truth and build artificial support. After all, who would be against the health of a woman? Who would oppose anyone’s right to reproduce? But what about the baby’s health? What about the unborn child’s right to live? They don’t call it abortion anymore because people understand what abortion is. It’s the taking of a life. It is death where life once existed. It is cruel and tragic. And there is no place in the federal budget for funding it.”

Needless to say, the pro-abortion crowd didn’t like what Roby had to say. Many of them took to Twitter to express their outrage and to make it clear how much they love abortion.

All of this comes just days after the 41st Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal in all 50 states. Since then, over 50,000,000 pregnancies have been aborted, including over 500,000 in Alabama alone.

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