Congressman Fred Keller blasts Oversight and Reform Democrats for framing abortion as healthcare during hearing

September 30, 2021
Press Release
“When two healthy people enter a doctor’s office, and only one comes out, that is not healthcare”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) spoke out against Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) and Democrat members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for holding a hearing on ways the government can expand access to abortions, including passing the abortion-on-demand Women’s Health Protection Act and eliminating the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal funding of abortions.

 

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Last Friday, Congressman Keller voted against H.R. 3755, the inappropriately-titled Women’s Health Protection Act, which would eliminate virtually all protections for the unborn and allow abortion for any reason up until the moment of birth.

 

Congressman Keller’s remarks:

 

Today’s hearing is not about healthcare, and it is not about protecting women or their children.

 

Today’s hearing is about weaponizing a radical pro-abortion agenda against states that seek to protect women and the unborn.

 

When two healthy people enter a doctor’s office, and only one comes out, that is not healthcare.

 

When Roe v. Wade was decided, the scientific consensus was that a baby had to be 24 weeks old to experience pain. However, we now know that this is not true and that babies can feel pain as early as 12 weeks.

 

Unfortunately, this is why the U.S. is one of very few countries to allow elective abortion past 20 weeks after life.

 

Every life is precious and worth protecting. I urge my colleagues to stand for life.

 

Thank you. I yield back.

 

 

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