Tenney responds to pro-life legislation passing in the House

Posted 12 January 2023 at 6:44 pm

Press Release, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) on Wednesday voted in favor of H.R. 26, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and H. Con. Res. 3, condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and churches. These pieces of legislation passed the House with a vote of 220-210 and 222-209.

Congresswoman Tenney also spoke today on the House Floor in support of these bills and the compassionate services provided by pro-life pregnancy centers like Compass Care Pregnancy Services, a pro-life pregnancy center in Western New York that was firebombed in June of last year.

“The right to life is among the most basic and fundamental rights of our self-governing Constitutional Republic,” said Congresswoman Tenney. “Children born alive from a botched late-term abortion deserve the same medical care as all other newborns, and if someone takes their life, it should be considered murder. This commonsense bill should have passed in a strong bipartisan manner, but instead, Democrats are doubling down on their radical abortion-on-demand agenda, including now by denying living, breathing newborns the right to live. All life is sacred, and I will always advocate for compassionate pro-life policies.”

“Further, while every American has the right to peacefully protest, radical pro-abortion extremists have resorted to committing violence against pro-life facilities, groups, and churches. We must do more to ensure the safety and security of these facilities, which is why I introduced the Pregnancy Resource Center Defense Act last Congress. Regardless of one’s views on this issue, I am disappointed that congressional Democrats could not join with us in even condemning this violence by these extremists.”

Strong support for these bills also comes from local pro-life leaders, including Rev. Jim Harden, CEO of the firebombed pro-life medical network in Buffalo.

“Since the illegal leak of the Dobbs decision, Christian pro-life organizations like CompassCare have been under constant and organized attack by pro-abortion terrorists, vilification by pro-abortion politicians, and censorship by big tech,” Harden said. “Meanwhile, the violent crimes against us have gone largely ignored by federal law enforcement, causing the need for us to engage private investigators to find the perpetrators.”