U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today in support of the March for Life rally:
"Earlier this week, President Trump took action to ensure that our federal dollars don't support abortions abroad. This was an important step that espouses what I have always believed. Human life is precious. With strong leadership and peaceful rallies such as March for Life, we will serve as a voice for the unborn and bring an end to abortion in the U.S."
Sen. Kennedy is co-sponsoring two pieces of legislation that protect life. The “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (S.184) would establish a permanent prohibition on taxpayer funding for abortions. The “Life at Conception Act” would establish once and for all that life begins at conception and guarantee unborn children constitutional protection under the 14th Amendment.
Next week, Sen. Kennedy will be co-sponsoring two additional pieces of legislation that promote conservative values important to our Louisiana families. The first would overturn an Obama administration rule that forces states into funding Planned Parenthood. The second would permanently ban federal funding to Parent Parenthood and redirect the dollars to other health care clinics.