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Congressman Biggs Introduces Three Pieces of Pro-Life Legislation on Roe v Wade Anniversary

January 22, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Andy Biggs commemorated the destructive anniversary of Roe v Wade by introducing two pro-life bills and one resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today marks the 48th year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case, which has led to more than 62 million abortions in the United States, according to estimates.

Congressman Biggs introduced the Abortion Is Not Health Care Act, the Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act, and a Resolution recognizing the importance of access to comprehensive, high-quality, life-affirming medical care for women of all ages.

Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:

“This week, we remember and honor all of the lives ended by the heinous practice of abortion. We reflect on these innocent human beings and their God-given potentials extinguished by cruel instruments or medication. We mourn with the families who have experienced great regret over their abortions. We pray for healing for all of the mothers who have chosen the path of abortion for their little ones.

“But we resolve to end the practice of abortion and to value all innocent life as sacred. Since the contemptable Roe v Wade decision, Americans have made great strides across the nation to protect the lives of the unborn. I am pleased to represent one of the most pro-life states in the union, Arizona, and to have had the privilege of fighting for life for decades. To this end, I have reintroduced three pieces of pro-life legislation to reaffirm our values and to ensure that mothers and their unborn children are protected.

“The next four years of the Biden administration will bring out the worst abortion policies and edicts that our nation has experienced since the Roe v Wade decision. However, the pro-life community will rise above these challenges to grow our movement and to bring about an end to abortion on-demand. I am fortunate to have an opportunity to fight for life in the U.S. Congress – the worthiest of causes one can be a part of in the course of public service.”

Congressman Biggs reintroduced these three pieces of legislation:

Abortion Is Not Health Care Act

- This bill ends the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of out-of-pocket abortion costs as a medical expense. 

Cosponsors: Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Alex Mooney (WV-02), Ted Budd (NC-13), Mike Kelly (PA-16), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), David Rouzer (NC-07), Rick Allen (GA-12), Chip Roy (TX-21), Lance Gooden (TX-03), Bob Good (VA-05), Brian Babin (TX-36), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Doug Lamborn (CO-06), Barry Moore (AL-02), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Matt Rosendale (MT-AL), Jim Banks (IN-03), Fred Keller (PA-12), Greg Steube (FL-17), Ronny Jackson (TX-13)

Pregnant Women Health and Safety Act

- This bill requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges to a local hospital and to adhere to basic safety standards. 

Cosponsors: Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Alex Mooney (WV-02), Ted Budd (NC-13), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), David Rouzer (NC-07), Lance Gooden (TX-03), Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Bob Good (VA-05), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Barry Moore (AL-02), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Rick Allen (GA-12), Fred Keller (PA-12), Greg Steube (FL-17)

Resolution recognizing the importance of access to comprehensive, high-quality, life-affirming medical care for women of all ages.

- This resolution recognizes the high standards established by Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers consortium as standards worth implementing nationwide.

Cosponsors: Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), David Rouzer (NC-07), Lance Gooden (TX-03), Bob Good (VA-05), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Barry Moore (AL-02), Bill Johnson (OH-06), Rick Allen (GA-12), Greg Steube (FL-17)

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