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Representative John Ratcliffe Supports Protecting Life

The Congressman Gives Video Address

Washington, DC, January 23, 2015

Congressman Ratcliffe (TX-04) Gives Statement on his Support to Right To Life: 

"Hello friends, today I would like to take an opportunity to stand up for those who are unable to stand up for themselves.

The Declaration of Independence, the foundational document of this great country, boldly proclaims that every person is endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It is tragic that over 50 million Americans have had that right to life denied as a result of abortion – literally a lost generation. Every Life is a Gift and I am grateful to join with other pro-life colleagues in Congress and millions of Americans all across this country to fight to protect the rights of unborn children and prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortion.

This week I have cosponsored The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the House has moved to pass H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015, legislation that support a culture that values every human life.

But while the laws we pass in Washington as it relates to life are important, the most important work when it comes to preserving life doesn’t happening in DC, it happens in our communities. Texas has been a leader on this issue for years with its effective promotion of crisis pregnancy centers all across the state.

These centers help pregnant mothers in need and ensure that their children enter this world healthy and with abundant opportunity.  Centers in our district like the Raffa Clinics in Greenville and Commerce, Heart of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Sulphur Springs, Fannin Pregnancy Care Center in Bonham, Paris Pregnancy Care Center, True Options Pregnancy Care Center in Sherman, and First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center in Texarkana all do great work and we need more of them.  I’m also grateful of organizations like National Right to Life, Texas Right to Life, and Concerned Women for American for their dedicated work on this important issue.

I’m blessed with two beautiful daughters, but only needed to see the miracle of life once to realize that the right to life, God’s greatest gift, needs to be defended vigorously.  Thank you all for joining me in pursuit of this cause, and God Bless."