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Joyce Takes To House Floor To Advocate For Pro-Life Agenda

Signs On To Multiple Pro-Life Bills

With the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade approaching, Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) today took to the floor of the United States House of Representatives to advocate for his pro-life agenda. The 13th District lawmaker’s speech came on the heels of a Marist College Poll released earlier this week, which found that over a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding for abortions and abortions after 20 weeks.

Joyce’s nephews, Samuel and Shane Mathis, as well his niece, Natalie Mathis, joined him on the floor for his speech.

Click HERE to watch Joyce’s remarks.

TRANSCRIPT

Today, I join my colleagues in rising to support the dignity of human life.

And no time is more appropriate to do so than as we approach the 46th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision.

Not only was the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling a judicial overreach, it also was an assault on a fundamental truth that is essential to our democracy –

The truth that all people are created in the image and likeness of God and that all people have a right to life.

Protecting that precious, God given gift of life is not just something I talk about, it’s part of my identity as a doctor.

When I graduated from medical school, I pledged to never perform, assist or facilitate an abortion.

The people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have sent me to Washington to apply that pledge to my work in Congress as well.

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Joyce, a member of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, also announced today that he has signed on to the following pro-life legislation: 

  • Defund Planned Parenthood Act
    • This bill prohibits, for a one-year period, Planned Parenthood from accessing any federal mandatory or discretionary funds. Neither the parent company, its affiliates nor associated clinics, will be able to apply for or be reimbursed federal dollars unless they certify that they will not perform, or support other entities that performs, an abortion.
  • Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act
    • This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) from providing federal family planning grants to entities that perform abortions or provide funds to entities that perform abortions.
  • The No Abortion Bonds Act
    • This would close a loophole that has allowed millions to go toward the construction of abortion provider offices and clinics in the form of municipal bonds.

Joyce will sign on to additional pro-life measures in the near future.

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