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Congressman Webster Responds to Democrats’ Abortion on Demand Bill

 Washington, DC – Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, released the following statement regarding H.R. 3755, which allows abortions on demand up until birth. The bill abolishes state laws preventing late-term abortions and permits late-term abortions nationwide without health standards and accountability that protects women, particularly minority women.

 “Today the House voted on H.R. 3755. This heartbreaking piece of legislation is an assault on our most fundamental natural right – the right to life. Wednesday, I was thrilled by news of the birth of my twenty-first grandchild.  Her right to life didn’t start as she was born. It was given to her by God – and guaranteed to her as an American by the U.S. Constitution - months ago.  H.R. 3755 is also an affront to human rights.

 “I have heard many of my friends on the other side of the aisle claim that they want abortions to be only for rare and uncommon circumstances – but that is not what this bill enables or promotes.  It promotes the horrific practice of eugenics by ensuring abortions are allowed in cases of a possible congenital disorder like Down Syndrome or even simply because of the perceived desirability of the gender of the unborn child.

 “I have fought to defend the rights of the unborn, to stand for life and oppose attempts to remove nearly all pro-life protections for the unborn at both the state and federal levels.  This is a sad day in America, but I will not waiver in the fight to protect life.”