“I think when people come here to march on this day, I think it’s another great demonstration of our First Amendment freedoms, and that’s what’s great about our country. We are able to express ourselves in marches and discussions and debates,” said Senator Robert Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat and self-proclaimed pro-lifer, when I asked him about his thoughts about the March for Life this year.
Mr. Casey made no other remarks about the annual pro-life march that happened in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Apparently, his website as of 5:30 p.m. also makes no mention of the march either.
House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, gave a video statement out regarding his support for the march. Reps. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, and Michele Bachman, Minnesota Republican, both addressed the pro-ife crowd at different events. Former Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Rick Santorum also participated in the annual pro-life march during the day.
“We’ll have to see what bill says and if there are amendments. We’ll just have to see,” said Mr.Casey about whether or not he would vote for the GOP proposed House bill that would ban tax payer funding of abortion if it comes to the Senate floor. “I know from my votes previously, we were the co-sponsor of the Nelson, Hatch, Casey amendment which didn’t prevail. I don’t know what the vote would be if that language would be voted on again. I can’t predict that.”