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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Bilirakis Statement on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2014
Press Release

“As we embark on the sad 41st anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, we pause to remember and mourn the millions of children whose lives have been cut short due to selective procedures. This commemoration is especially disheartening knowing that the implementation of Obamacare forces abortifacients and contraceptive coverage to be included in all health care plans as a preventative service - similar to a disease. This is a distorted view of children and families and an attack on our religious liberties. In addition, it further erodes the traditional family values we hold dear.

“That's why I am a proud cosponsor of legislation, such as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would first and foremost ensure no taxpayer funds are used for abortions. Additionally, the legislation would ensure conscious protections for healthcare practitioners who refuse to participate in abortions. Finally, it would also guarantee that abortion services could never be used as a medical deduction on your tax forms.

“As your Congressman and a father of four, I will continue to promote a culture of life and work to end what Mother Teresa rightfully called, ‘the greatest misery of our time.’"