McConnell Welcomes Kentuckians and All Americans Marching for Life
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding March for Life:
“Tomorrow, our nation’s capital will once again host many thousands of Americans gathering peacefully to support the most basic human right — the right to life.
“For 49 years, the March for Life has united people from diverse backgrounds, different faiths, and all 50 states. They celebrate the dignity of human life and confront the ways our society fails to protect it.
“This year, the marchers will arrive in a Washington controlled by a Democratic Party that has grown increasingly radical on this issue.
“Today’s Democrats work overtime to keep our country one of just seven nations on the planet that have abortion on demand even after unborn children can feel pain. Our shameful company includes China and North Korea. Fewer than 30% of Americans endorse this view, but Democrats have made it party dogma.
“On President Biden’s watch, Washington Democrats have even turned against the longstanding, bipartisan Hyde Amendment. Both parties used to agree that at least federal taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortions. Now Democrats on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue have declared war on even this.
“So I warmly welcome the marchers from Kentucky and across the country. This radical version of the Democratic Party needs to hear your voices more than ever.”
Related Issues: Defending Life, Senate Democrats, House Democrats