‘Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ Applies to the Unborn

Nov 3, 2017

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‘Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ Applies to the Unborn

Rokita Receives Heartbeat Bill Hero Award

 

Washington, DC--Congressman Todd Rokita spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to discuss the importance of protecting life. This comes just days after the Congressman received the “Heartbeat Bill Hero” Award.

“Last week I was given the ‘Heartbeat Bill Hero’ award because of my efforts to protect the right to life of unborn boys and girls. We need to do whatever we can to protect life and this bill will allow us to keep protecting unborn children. I will always stand up for a baby’s right to life,” said Rokita.   

Rokita is a cosponsor of the Heartbeat Bill. Rokita is also a cosponsor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which passed the House in early October 2017. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy. 20 weeks is when a baby starts to feel pain.

“Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that every man has the right to ‘Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ I hold this quote near and dear, because we must defend these rights. A baby’s right to life is something that is definitely included,” concluded Rokita.

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