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Congressman Steve Russell

Representing the 5th District of Oklahoma


Congressman Russell speaks on behalf of the 55 million Americans that lost their lives due to abortion

January 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5) voted in favor of H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed the House by a vote of 238-183. H.R. 7 would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, and has been routinely passed each year by both Republican and Democrat controlled Congresses since 1976.


Congressman Russell spoke on the House floor in favor of H.R. 7, saying, “The carving up and commercial sale of dismembered unborn children ranks as one of the most horrific and barbaric acts in American and human history.


“As an adoptive father, I speak today on behalf of the 55 million Americans that have had their lives brutally ended by the scalpel, the suction hose and the callousness of the murderous culture that allows it to perpetuate. These Americans had a right to choose life they did not want to lose. We have the ability to restore to future Americans that choice. Until that day, no living American should be forced to end the life of an innocent human being with their tax dollars.


“We can carve up a child and call it a choice. We can destroy human life and call it healthcare. We can make the killing of children legal and pretend it is beneficial. We can cover acts of barbarity with the veneer of civility. But we cannot escape our accountability before the creator of life.”


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