Forty Years of Victims’ Legacy of Abortionby Representative Trent Franks
Posted on 2013-01-22
FRANKS of Arizona. Mr. Speaker, the great Henry Hyde once said,
``Our moment in history is marked by a mortal conflict between a
culture of life and a culture of death. God put us in the world to do
noble things, to love and to cherish our fellow human beings, not to
destroy them. Today we must choose sides.''
It is so very important that those of us here remember that we as
Americans, and even more so as members of this body, have a special
stewardship that perhaps no other people on Earth have.
While every human being is called of God to make the best difference they can in this life for their fellow human beings, in America that calling weighs heavier upon us as citizens than it does any other people on Earth. Because this Nation was founded on the timeless premise that all men are created equal; with the image of God stamped on each soul; with the rights to LifE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--in that order.
Yet today marks 40 years of legalized abortion-on-demand in America. Of over 50 million [[Page H219]] innocent unborn babies slaughtered before they see the light of day.
I both hope and believe that the conscience of America has begun to stir. I mourn the genocide marked by today's tragic anniversary, Mr. Speaker. But more than that, I look prayerfully forward to the day when the same America that rushed into Europe to arrest the Nazi holocaust will muster that same courage here at home, and future generations of children will walk in the sunlight of freedom. May it be so, Mr. Speaker.