Defending the Right to Lifeby Representative Jeb Hensarling
Posted on 2014-01-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mr. HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, as we approach the 41st anniversary of
the Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade, it is my hope that we
will take this opportunity to remember the millions of unique and
precious human lives ended by the unspeakable tragedy of abortion and
bear in mind the devastating consequences it has had for women,
children, and families.
As a matter of morality, history, science, reason, and most of all faith, I can come to no other conclusion but that every human life begins at conception and every life is worthy of protection. As Americans, we share a sacred responsibility to protect the innocent and defend the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves. Often we hear that we ought to do something for the least of these; truly unborn life is the least of these. Let us recognize it. Let us hold it precious. Let us live up to our responsibilities from the Creator and grant those yet to be born that precious right to life.
The struggle to protect life is at its core a struggle to change hearts and minds. It requires faith, reason, debate, compassion, and action. On January 22, thousands of citizens will take action by participating in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Many more in Texas and across the country will stand with them at local events fighting for the rights of the unborn and celebrating the sanctity of life. I applaud those who take part, both in body and spirit, and I hope for the day when all Americans will come together and decide to protect and defend the unalienable right to life.