Protecting the Rights of the Unbornby Representative Marlin A. Stutzman
Posted on 2015-01-21
STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from New Jersey for
his tireless work on this, such an important issue for our day and age.
Mr. Speaker, on this 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember the innocent lives who were never given a chance to live the American Dream. Since 1973, tens of millions of innocent unborn children have been denied an opportunity to grow and to be successful.
In America, we are always espousing the belief that anything is possible, [[Page H463]] that anyone can achieve their dreams if they set their minds to it, and yet it is here in this country where we deny those dreams to so many.
Mr. Speaker, I was born in 1976, and I am so thankful that my mother, at the age of 17, chose life and gave me the gift of life, because my Federal Government at the time 3 years earlier said it was okay for her to end it if she so chose.
Most of us have very strong feelings about the value of life. We must continue to seek opportunities to promote a culture of life that protects the innocent.
Tomorrow, tens of thousands of people from all across the country will descend on The National Mall to champion the belief that every life is a gift, and Congress will have an opportunity to act and show that we are listening through the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that I urge my colleagues to support.
We may meet some obstacles, but the pro-life movement will not be shaken. We will continue to fight to protect the unborn. We will continue to fight and provide a voice for those who do not have one. We will continue to fight because we believe that America should be a place where everyone is protected by law and welcomed to life. This is our goal, and I pray that together we will achieve it.