GOP Rep. Roby: ‘Quite Stunning’ House Franking Commission Would Put Restrictions on Promoting March for Life

During an interview with Huntsville, AL radio’s WVNN on Friday, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) reacted to the report that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Franking Commission prohibited members from using their official accounts to promote Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The five-term Alabama Republican called it “quite stunning,” and said this was the first time she had heard of this happening.

“It’s actually quite stunning,” Roby said on “The Jeff Poor Show.” “This is now the ninth time I would have promoted the March for Life as a member of Congress. Yet, it is the first time that I’ve heard anything like this from the Franking Commission.”

Roby noted today’s Women’s March in the nation’s capital and said it would be “interesting” to see if the same rules applied to Democrats as they continue to promote that.

“As someone who does stand up for the unborn and is pro-life, I can tell you that there is a real threat to those that are for abortion right now,” she added. “More and more conservative judges on the Supreme Court, members of Congress that continue to speak out to the thousands of people that are gathered on the mall today. It is very threatening to people who are pro-choice and pro-abortion. They don’t want to talk about it in terms of being pro-abortion. They want to talk about it in terms of women’s health because they don’t want to call it what it is.”

“My first reaction would be this is just their attempt to quiet the voices of those who believe that life begins at conception and believe that we have a responsibility to speak out for those who can’t speak for themselves,” Roby continued. “It’s really concerning.”

Roby vowed to continue to look into it, and that said it wouldn’t stop her from continuing to speak out.

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