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  • Protecting the Rights of the Unborn

    by Representative Tim Huelskamp

    Posted on 2015-01-21

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    HUELSKAMP. Thank you, Congressman. I know we probably sound like a broken record--and for the marchers coming in tomorrow, that is something that they used before there were CDs. Isn't that great--we have all of these marchers coming in who don't even know what a record is because they are so young. In the battle for life, we are winning with this generation. They understand the reality of when life begins. I am so thankful for that, and I am so thankful for Chris Smith's leadership.



    Like one of my earlier colleagues, I remember being on the other side of the rally watching the Congressman and saying: Gosh darnit, I wish I could be like him. What can I do? That is what I would like to talk about tonight: What can we do to make a difference? Of course, as we will see tomorrow, a tremendous level of political involvement with tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of folks showing up here from all over the country. Generally you have people from Kansas to lead the march, and it is great to see some kids from Benedictine College and throughout my district as well getting involved, making a difference, both here in Washington and in their State capital, coming here for the March for Life, which we hashtagged ``Why We March.'' What else can we do? Very quickly, we can help and assist women and families in crisis pregnancies. There are hundreds and hundreds of facilities across the country that offer free help and free care, outreach for those in very difficult situations. We can do that.

    The second thing we can do is encourage families, current families, encourage marriage. Marriage is a founding block of our society, of our civilization. The more we can encourage marriage, the more we can encourage families and the more we can help our unborn.

    We can also consider adoption. For those who are listening today who are wondering, maybe that should be for me--sometimes it might be one spouse. Sometimes it might be another. I was with a couple of friends this weekend just talking about that, saying, think about it, pray about it, consider it, because there are literally tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of young folks who are looking for homes. So please consider that.

    And lastly, I ask, please pray for the unborn, please pray for birth families, and please pray for those who are considering adoption.

    Lastly, I want to briefly thank the four birth families who blessed our family with children. Some of them I know, some of them I do not. Two of them are in foreign countries and two of those families are here in this country. But that is a tough decision. I am so thankful for the men and women of this country that chose life and offered up their children for adoption.

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