WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today condemned House Democrats’ Abortion-On-Demand legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives during debate of H.R. 8297.
The Congressman’s remarks can be found in full below:
“Thank you, Madam Speaker.
Let me address the complete misrepresentations of fact that we’ve been hearing from Democrats since Roe has been overturned.
There never has been a constitutional right to end the life of an innocent unborn child. Never. It doesn’t exist in the Constitution and Congress has never passed a law allowing for the murder of the unborn. In fact, the opposite exists.
In the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution, there is a constitutional right for any person to not be deprived of life, liberty, or property. Certainly, an unborn child is a person – what else could it be?
Therefore, that person shall not be deprived of life pursuant to the Constitution. Period. And finally, the U.S. Supreme Court got it right and made it clear that, and I quote: ‘the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.’
Over 63 million children have been murdered since Roe was decided. That’s not freedom – that’s genocide.
I yield back.”