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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 28, 2014 BY THE OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN BILLY LONG (MO.)

Long Backs Effort to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Billy Long today (January 28) continued his efforts to fight for the rights of the unborn children by voting in support of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

“When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade 41 years ago, it threw open the doors for abortion without giving the people an opportunity to make their views known on the issue through their elected representatives. All life is a gift and deserves to be treated with the dignity and respect it deserves. I am pro-life and strongly believe taxpayer dollars from citizens who hold fundamental moral and religious objections to abortions should not be used for these services. I will continue to support efforts to protect the rights of the innocent children,” Long said.

Long is an original cosponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The legislation codifies and makes permanent several policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, the Helms Amendment, the Smith FEB Amendment, the Dornan Amendment, and others, which prohibit the use of congressionally appropriated funds for abortion, both domestically and abroad.

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