January 25, 2013
Washington, D.C. – On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) commended the hundreds of Oklahomans and thousands more Americans who gathered in the nation’s capital to March for Life.
“Our nation was founded on the rights of ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’ yet we have snuffed out more than 54 million American lives since Roe v. Wade,” said Inhofe. “The Obama administration's abortion mantra of a women's right to choose has instead cost us the lives of hundreds of thousands of more females in our society who were robbed of their constitutional right to life at their most vulnerable state. I am proud of the diverse crowd of Oklahomans here today to give a voice to those yet born, and commend them for their sacrifices to come to Washington. Today and every day, I stand with these men, women, and children who march to recognize the sanctity of life.”
Inhofe has authored and cosponsored numerous bills during his time in Congress to support the pro-life cause and strengthen opportunities for adoptions both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Inhofe cosponsored U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded Abortion (PROTECT) Act of 2013. The legislation would ban any taxpayer dollars in the “Multi-State Plan” created under Obamacare from covering elective abortions.