Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Actby Representative Keith J. Rothfus
Posted on 2015-09-18
ROTHFUS. Madam Speaker, to reflect on what the gentleman from
California was saying, recalling the testimony last week of survivors
of abortion, their stories are remarkable. They show the deep
appreciation that they have for their lives, and they are so grateful
to have survived the attacks on their life. So many others who did not
survive will never have the chance to express such gratitude.
We also know that ultrasound technology allows us to see how unborn children grow and develop; their humanity is abundantly clear and so should be their right to life.
Our Declaration of Independence recognizes that the right to life is inalienable. It is given by our Creator. Indeed, President Kennedy, 54 years ago, pushed back against those who would undermine this fundamental precept of our Nation when he recognized that ``the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.'' Giving abortion survivors the same care and legal protection that any other child born at the same level of gestation would receive at birth is humane and essential. It also complies with the equal protection bedrock of our country.
Ms. JUDY CHU of California. Madam Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my time.