March for Lifeby Representative Mike Pompeo
Posted on 2014-01-15
POMPEO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. POMPEO. Madam Speaker, I serve on the House Intelligence
Committee, where I spend time trying to figure out how to keep America
safe, and on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where I think about how
to keep America free.
But today, I want to talk about how American law and our Constitution treats the least amongst us--the unborn.
[[Page H241]] Ultimately, our Nation will be judged not by how we treat the most powerful, but by the most powerless. The 41st anniversary of ROE v. WADE will be marked next week. There will be a big march here in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, when ROE v. WADE came down, over 400,000 Kansans have been killed. That is more than the largest city in my district, my hometown--Wichita, Kansas.
This national tragedy is why next week thousands of people will come from Kansas, hundreds from south central Kansas alone, for the March for Life. They will come from all walks of life, and they will speak about this violence that is being done upon our Nation.
Hundreds of people will get on buses next Saturday. I hope to greet them there. After the walk, I hope they will come to Cannon House Office Building, where we can talk about the importance of this issue to our community and Kansas and to our Nation.
I look forward to seeing them. I encourage everyone to come to Washington, D.C., and act on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.