As most of you across East Alabama may have seen, January 22nd marked the 43rd Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court.
Still today, this anniversary marks a dark day in our country’s history.
Last year most folks remember the news of videos surfacing of Planned Parenthood officials discussing abortion procedures used to obtain body parts of unborn babies for research in exchange for profits. Those videos are as criminal as they are sickening.
As a Christian and a father of three beautiful children, I know how precious the gift of life is and I will continue to stand up for the rights of the unborn.
Congress recently passed legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. I am proud to have voted to protect the most innocent in our society – unborn children.
This bill also would repeal the very flawed Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
Back in Alabama, Obamacare is one of the issues I hear about from folks the most. It is hurting hardworking families and small businesses alike.
The repeal legislation went straight to President Obama’s desk, but unfortunately, instead of standing with the wishes of the American people, President Obama vetoed the bill.
Soon Congress will have the chance to vote to override the president’s veto. Because of the high threshold of votes needed, even with the majority Republicans hold in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, there just won’t be enough votes to override the veto.
With his veto, President Obama clearly demonstrates how out of touch he is with East Alabama and all of America.
I will also continue the fight against Obamacare. And I will never stop fighting for the rights of unborn children and our deeply held values.
Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District. He is in his third term.