(CNSNews.com) – The right to life is the most important right of American citizens, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) said at a news conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
“Yesterday, we heard from President Obama in his inauguration harkening back to our founders, who laid out our God-given, inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Lipinski, co-chairman of the House Pro-life Caucus, said on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
“And we all know that without the right to life, no other rights can exist,” Lipinski said.
Calling that right “the foundation of our country,” Lipinski said the high court’s decision “took away that right to life for the most vulnerable amongst us.”
Lipinski joined Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), co-chairman of the caucus, and Diane Black (R-Tenn.), who held the conference to introduce to the media women who shared their stories on how abortion resulted in years of suffering for them, from myriad problems, including depression and anxiety to eating disorders.