A Tribute to Kentucky Right to Lifeby Representative Andy Barr
Posted on 2013-01-23
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Mr. BARR. Mr. Speaker, it is with great respect that I rise today to
recognize my friends and members of the Kentucky Right to Life
Association, who in 2013 will celebrate 40 years of nobly and
steadfastly defending the rights of all human life, born and unborn,
young and old, regardless of ability or disability.
The Kentucky Right to Life Association came together 40 years ago in response to the 1973 Roe vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision which disregarded the ethical traditions of countless Americans by superseding the traditional prerogative of states and local communities to protect life. Today, the Kentucky Right to Life Association is comprised of thousands of individuals working together to restore the law to protect the lives of the unborn and the most vulnerable among us, and to uphold the belief that every human being has a right to live--a belief that I strongly share. Right to Life is comprised of individuals of different faiths, political beliefs, and backgrounds, all united in one purpose. Their special union sets a strong example of organizational leadership for other movements and causes of moral consequence.
Today, I congratulate my friends with the Kentucky Right to Life Association for their 40 years of leadership on this, the most consequential moral issue of our time. I also would like to personally welcome those members joining me in Washington, DC this Friday, January 25, 2013, to participate in the annual March for Life on the National Mall. I hold each and every one of you in the highest regard and firmly stand behind you in this great endeavor.