January 27, 2017
WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, today applauded the annual March for Life. In conjunction with the march, Inhofe co-sponsored three pro-life bills this week.
“In the 44 years since Roe v. Wade, more than 58 million babies have not had a chance at life. I stand with the thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., fighting to end the era of on-demand abortion,” Inhofe said. “In Congress, I have worked to recognize the sanctity of human life and encourage adoption instead of abortion. I am proud to join my colleagues who share these values by co-sponsoring pro-life bills that recognize the basic right to life and protect the most vulnerable among us. President Trump has already taken steps to protect the right to life as earlier this week he reinstated the Mexico City Policy which would prohibit NGOs from receiving federal funding if they perform or promote abortions. I look forward to working with President Trump and the Republican-led congress to stop the trend set into motion by Roe v. Wade.”
Inhofe cosponsored S. 184, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Insurance Full Disclosure Act, introduced by Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.), which would make the Hyde Amendment permanent, forbidding the use of federal money for abortions, and would require insurance companies to fully disclose abortion coverage and surcharges in Obamacare plans.
Inhofe also cosponsored S. 231, the Life at Conception Act, introduced by Sen. Paul (R-Ky.), recognizing that life begins at conception.
Additionally, Inhofe cosponsored S. 220, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Sasse (R-Neb.), which would require health practitioners to provide the same care for a child born alive after an abortion or attempted abortion as would be offered to any other child of the same gestational age that is born alive.