Tony Perkins Commends House Members for Special Order About Roe Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC), released the following statement after a House of Representatives special order on the marking of 41 years since the infamous ruling of Roe v. Wade and the upcoming March for Life:

"This year we mark the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down abortion laws in all 50 states and erroneously affirmed that a woman has a right to terminate her pregnancy and kill the unborn child at any time, for any reason.

"I am thankful that Members of Congress went down to the House floor last night to mark this anniversary and affirm the continued fight against the inhumane practice of abortion and its harm to women and unborn children. Next week at the annual March for Life we will march to show our continued commitment to fighting to restrict abortion and remembering the over 55 million children who have been lost due to abortion.

"This 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a time for us to reflect on how far the pro-life movement has come over the years, with numerous victories on both the state and federal level. These Members who spoke are leading the charge against abortion, and I commend them for their work on this important issue," concluded Perkins.

To watch the special order floor speeches, click here:

The following Members of Congress made speeches:

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.)

Rep. Robert Latta (R-Ohio)

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-Minn.)

Rep. Bill Huizinga (R-Mich.)

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.)

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.)

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.)

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)

Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.)

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.)

Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.)

On January 22, FRC's will host its annual ProLifeCon, the premier conference for the online pro-life community. For more information about ProLifeCon, visit:


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