(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON, DC –Yesterday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) voted against the radical “Abortion on Demand Up Until Birth Act” that would codify and expand the Roe v. Wade framework to allow abortions up to birth, allow for discriminatory abortions on the basis of a baby’s sex, race, and disability, gut commonsense state restrictions on abortion, and ban state parental notification laws.
The abortion legislation, H.R. 8296, passed 219 – 210 despite opposition from both sides of the aisle. The legislation had already been passed by the House of Representatives and failed to proceed in the Senate due to bipartisan opposition.
“The American people do not support abortions with no limits,” said Latta. “In light of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, House Democrats are continuing to push legislation at the federal level to allow for abortions for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy – even up until birth.
“On top of that, this vote is completely political. Democrats in Congress have had multiple opportunities to codify Roe over the last 50 years with filibuster-proof majorities in the Senate, but they never even attempted to bring legislation forward.
“The bill today goes much further than codifying Roe and is inhumane and wrong. Every life is precious, and we must continue to stand for the most innocent.”
H.R. 8296 would create a national standard to allow for abortions of unborn children for any reason and at any stage of pregnancy up until birth. It would allow for discriminatory abortions on the basis of a baby’s sex, race, and disability.
It would not allow states to enact laws to ensure parental involvement for minors or laws to protect women from coercion.