While our area was dealing with snow and ice earlier this week, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9) was in Washington speaking in support of House Resolution 7.
Also referred to as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the legislation is Co-Sponsored by Congressman Collins.
While speaking on the house floor, the Congressman said this is a bill to help support life.
“This bill helps insure tax payer dollars are directed to care that preserves and improves life, not a procedure that guarantees death”, said Collins. “On behalf of millions of Americans who object abortion I urge this body to prevent tax payer dollars for funding such abortions.”
Speaking until his allotted time had expired, Congressman Collins added more thought before yielding back the floor.
“I would just say life matters, promises matter, and echoes of this chamber matter, especially when spoken by the president”, said Collins.
The resolution makes permanent current legislation and agreements that ban the use of federal funds for abortions, as well as the use of federal funds for health benefits that cover abortions.
The vote on House Resolution 7 passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 277-188.