Congressman Keller on House Floor: "we Stand on the Doorstep of Delivering Historic Pro-life Protections to the Unborn."

Statement

Date: Dec. 1, 2021
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Abortion

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) delivered a speech this afternoon on the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court case, highlighting its importance for advancing the pro-life movement and protecting the rights of the unborn.

Congressman Keller's full remarks are below:

Madam Speaker,

We stand on the doorstep of delivering historic pro-life protections to the unborn.

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

This case will decide the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that supports life by banning abortion 15 weeks after conception.

It is my hope that the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of this law which will set the stage for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, ushering in a new era where life is valued and protected.

Nothing is more important than life.

And if my time in Congress is remembered by nothing else, let it be that I fought to defend the sanctity of life.

That is why I wear these precious feet on my collar, the exact size and shape of a baby's feet 10 weeks after conception.

I will always support life.

Thank you, I yield back.

Background:

On December 1st, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health Organization. In 2018, Mississippi passed a law limiting abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, except to save the life and preserve the physical health of the mother, or in cases of severe fetal abnormality.

The question before the Court is whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional. This case gives SCOTUS the opportunity to reconsider the abortion precedents established in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which have prevented states from passing laws to protect an unborn baby before viability, the age at which a child could survive outside the womb.

On July 29, 2021, Congressman Keller joined 44 Senators and 183 members in the House in submitting a Congressional amicus brief in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, arguing that the Supreme Court should uphold the constitutionality of pre-viability restrictions on abortions and uphold the Mississippi law.


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