Rep. Chris Smith's remarks: Legacy of abortion 40 years of victims

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /Christian Newswire --

Text of Rep. Chris Smith's remarks for today's March for Life as prepared for delivery:

Forty years ago this past Tuesday marks the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous, reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists.

Forty years of victims--dead babies, wounded women, shattered families.

Forty years of government sanctioned violence against women and children.

Since 1973, more than 55 million children have been killed by abortion--a staggering loss of children's precious lives -- a death toll that equates to the entire population of England.

The passage of time hasn't changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights. And that women and children deserve better. And that the demands of justice, generosity and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone.

Rather than dull our consciences to the unmitigated violence of abortion, the passage of time has only enabled us to see and better understand the innate cruelty of abortion and its horrific legacy-victims-while making us more determined than ever to protect the weakest and most vulnerable.

In his inaugural speech on Monday, President Obama said "together, we resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable...that all are created equal...and our journey is not complete until all of our children...are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm."

We indeed, Mr. President, must care for the vulnerable-but that also includes unborn children and their mothers. No one gets left out or left behind. All people are created equal. And our journey is not complete until all our children-including the child in the womb-are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.

Yet, President Obama systematically and aggressively promotes abortion at home and overseas.

Despite the fact that taxpayer-subsidized Planned Parenthood claims direct responsibility for killing over 6 million unborn babies, Planned Parenthood remains President Obama's favorite organization.

Someday future generations will look back on America and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society could have failed to protect the innocent and inconvenient. They will wonder how and why a Nobel Peace Prize winning President who spoke eloquently about caring, cherishing and safeguarding all our children, could also simultaneously have been the Abortion President.

Know this Mr. President, we will never quit. In adversity our faith and trust in God is tested, but it also deepens and overcomes and forges an indomitable yet humble spirit.

Know this, the pro-life movement is comprised of noble, caring, smart and selfless people. It is an extraordinarily powerful, non-violent, faith-filled human rights struggle that is growing in public support, intensity, commitment and hope.

And know this Mr. President, the pro-life movement is not only on the side of compassion, justice, and inclusion; we are on the right side of responsible science and of history.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 2:09 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 21, 2014, 1:12 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
joy of nine9 Sep 21, 2014, 12:11 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 21, 2014, 1:03 am
Rebelution Sep 21, 2014, 12:11 am
joy of nine9 Sep 21, 2014, 12:11 am
From the Pastor's Desk Sep 21, 2014, 12:00 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 21, 2014, 12:19 am
Alex Schadenberg Sep 20, 2014, 11:22 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 21, 2014, 12:03 am
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 20, 2014, 9:56 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Sep 20, 2014, 10:16 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 20, 2014, 9:57 pm
RealChoice Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Hyscience Sep 20, 2014, 9:29 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 20, 2014, 8:46 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 20, 2014, 8:52 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 7:28 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 20, 2014, 6:28 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 6:04 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 20, 2014, 5:38 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Sep 20, 2014, 5:07 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 3:34 pm
A Catholic Life Sep 20, 2014, 4:51 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 20, 2014, 3:44 pm
The Common Room Sep 20, 2014, 3:11 pm
The Common Room Sep 20, 2014, 3:53 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 2:23 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Sep 20, 2014, 4:16 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 20, 2014, 4:03 pm
The Black Kettle Sep 19, 2014, 11:49 am
The Black Kettle Sep 19, 2014, 11:50 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 1:41 pm
Daddypundit Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Alliance Defense Fund Sep 20, 2014, 2:08 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 20, 2014, 2:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Priests for Life Sep 20, 2014, 1:15 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 20, 2014, 1:21 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 10:47 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 11:34 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 12:35 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 20, 2014, 12:46 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 20, 2014, 12:21 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 20, 2014, 12:21 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Common Room Sep 20, 2014, 11:53 am
A Follower of Francis Sep 20, 2014, 11:54 am
Vivificat! Sep 20, 2014, 11:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 9:53 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 20, 2014, 10:14 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Sep 20, 2014, 11:05 am
11 On My Own Sep 20, 2014, 9:52 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 20, 2014, 9:10 am
The Lewis Crusade Sep 20, 2014, 9:32 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 7:09 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 20, 2014, 8:00 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Sep 20, 2014, 8:45 am
jillstanek.com Sep 20, 2014, 8:01 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 20, 2014, 7:00 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
jillstanek.com Sep 20, 2014, 5:25 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 20, 2014, 1:03 am
PM Notes Jul 6, 2014, 2:33 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 10:18 pm
The Pinoy Catholic Sep 20, 2014, 12:03 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Sep 20, 2014, 12:03 am
The Common Room Sep 19, 2014, 10:25 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
A Catholic Life Sep 19, 2014, 9:43 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:04 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Sep 19, 2014, 9:15 pm
University Faculty for Life Sep 19, 2014, 8:46 pm
PM Notes Sep 19, 2014, 7:45 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 5:18 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 7:01 pm
The UmBlog Sep 19, 2014, 8:03 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 6:43 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 5:37 pm
Pro Life in TN Sep 19, 2014, 5:38 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 5:44 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 5:36 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 5:46 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 6:10 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 4:53 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Sep 19, 2014, 6:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 19, 2014, 5:10 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 4:47 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 5:29 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 5:00 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 4:34 pm
Hyscience Sep 19, 2014, 5:01 pm
Hyscience Sep 19, 2014, 5:58 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 4:29 pm
A Catholic Life Sep 19, 2014, 4:45 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 3:44 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 3:18 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 4:09 pm
jillstanek.com Sep 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
Hyscience Sep 19, 2014, 4:43 pm
The Common Room Sep 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 3:27 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 19, 2014, 3:18 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 2:23 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 2:49 pm
Hyscience Sep 19, 2014, 3:24 pm
HLI World Watch Sep 19, 2014, 2:44 pm
The Common Room Sep 19, 2014, 2:33 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 1:37 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 2:21 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 1:48 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 1:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 4:47 pm
Alex Schadenberg Sep 19, 2014, 2:29 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 1:29 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 19, 2014, 1:56 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 19, 2014, 2:21 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 12:35 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 1:03 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Sep 19, 2014, 1:15 pm
HumanLifeMatters Sep 19, 2014, 1:21 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 19, 2014, 1:20 pm
Down on the Pharm Sep 19, 2014, 12:20 pm
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:23 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:34 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:38 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 8:28 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 2:00 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
ProLifeBlogs Sep 19, 2014, 1:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 12:22 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 12:08 pm
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 11:46 am
jillstanek.com Sep 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 19, 2014, 12:21 pm
The Interim Sep 19, 2014, 11:33 am
The Common Room Sep 19, 2014, 11:50 am
The Black Kettle Sep 19, 2014, 11:49 am
The Black Kettle Sep 19, 2014, 11:50 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Sep 19, 2014, 12:20 pm
Soconvivium Sep 19, 2014, 11:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 6:17 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 6:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 7:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 6:56 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 7:16 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 10:37 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 10:38 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 10:56 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 10:51 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Sep 19, 2014, 11:38 am
Challies Dot Com Sep 19, 2014, 12:01 pm
NoisyRoom.net Sep 19, 2014, 10:46 am
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 11:10 am
LifeNews Sep 19, 2014, 10:42 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Sep 19, 2014, 11:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Sep 19, 2014, 9:47 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Sep 19, 2014, 12:36 pm