Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2019 / 16:38 pm
Pro-life members of Congress this week sent U.S. President Donald Trump two companion letters requesting that he veto any legislation that would weaken current federal pro-life policies and promising to sustain any such veto.
A total of 169 members of the House of Representatives and 49 Senators signed the respective letters.
"We ask President Donald Trump to continue to his work in defense of life. My colleagues and I are also committed to protecting both unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion," said Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who led the House letter, in a statement.
Smith added that he was "deeply encouraged" that there were 169 members of the House of Representatives who signed the letter willing to sustain a veto "on the grounds that any pro-life provision has been weakened or removed."