March for Lifeby Representative Rodney Davis
Posted on 2015-01-21
DAVIS of Illinois asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize
the thousands of students from across the country who are participating
in tomorrow's March for Life event. I am praying for safe travels for
all the groups from my district, including St. Thomas More High School,
St. Louis Parish--the parish I attended Mass at this weekend--Holy
Trinity in Stonington, Illinois, and the Illinois Life Caravan as they
drive through the night and travel almost 800 miles to come to
Washington to stand up for what they believe in.
Mr. Speaker, I have renewed hope and faith in our Nation's young people as I see students from high school to elementary school age showing their commitment to life. I am proud to be pro-life. I believe it is my duty and part of my faith to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and I will continue to do so as I serve in this great Congress.
In the words of Pope Francis: All life has inestimable value. Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn, and the poor are masterpieces of God's creation, made in His own image, destined to live forever and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
Mr. Speaker, I want to thank all of those who are standing here for life with us.