Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby took to the House floor today to encourage those taking part in Friday’s March for Life, which commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision.
Roby said, “I want to take this opportunity to send a message to the thousands of pro-life marchers, especially those from Southeast Alabama I have the privilege of representing in Congress: Thank you for your dedication to this most worthy cause.
“It is our responsibility to speak out for those who cannot yet speak for themselves. I am deeply grateful for your commitment to this incredibly important duty, and I, along with my pro-life colleagues here in Congress, stand with you.”
Roby is an outspoken pro-life advocate. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee she voted against a budget that would allow funds to be used for abortion and research on human embryos.
In a statement last July, she said, “I am also in a strong position fight against funding from being steered towards programs or organizations that I adamantly oppose. Recently when the Appropriations Committee approved our Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Fiscal Year 2019 funding bill, I had the opportunity to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves: the unborn.”
Roby is endorsed by National Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization. As the oldest and largest organization of it’s kind in the United States, they work through education, legislation, and political action.
In 2018, Alabama passed a pro-life Constitutional Amendment that focused on the sanctity of life. The amendment is “to declare and otherwise affirm that it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”
The 45th annual March for Life will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and feature pro-life speakers before the march takes place. There will also be a March for Life in Mobile, Ala. on Friday morning
Watch Roby’s remarks below: