Abortion on Demand Act Receives ‘Adamant Opposition’ from Congressman Guest

September 24, 2021
Press Release
House Democrats pass legislation to codify the legalization of abortion until birth along near-party lines

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) voted against H.R. 3755, the Women’s Health Protection Act, also referred to as the Abortion on Demand Until Birth Act. The legislation would remove nearly all regulations and restrictions on abortions, which would effectively make abortion legal up to the moment of birth across the nation.

After casting his vote against the legislation, Congressman Guest released the following recorded statement:

This nation was established on a set of morals, one of those being that individual life is sacred. The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights;, that first and foremost among those is the right to life.

Congressional Democrats are seeking to legalize abortion and remove all pro-life protections imposed by state legislative bodies. This bill is radical, pro-abortion legislation that would legalize the killing of a child up to the day of birth.

Before today, it was unthinkable that I would have to urge my colleagues across the aisle to oppose a bill like this, but I am here to oppose this terrible legislation and to support the ability for states to enact pro-life protections — states like my home state of Mississippi, which has championed the right to life of our unborn children through state legislative action.

I adamantly oppose this bill and will continue to fight for the right to life of our unborn children.

The legislation is a retaliatory action to commonsense abortion laws passed by individual state legislatures across the nation, such as Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits abortion after a 15-week period.

Congressman Michael Guest represents Mississippi's Third Congressional District. Currently serving his second term, Congressman Guest serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, as a Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and as a Member of the Committee on Ethics.

 

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