The Pro-Life Caucusby Representative Doug Lamborn
Posted on 2014-01-15
LAMBORN. Mr. Speaker, 41 years ago, the Supreme Court issued its
tragic ROE v. WADE decision that legalized abortion on demand in the
United States. Since that ruling there have been about 56 million
abortions performed. This abhorrent practice remains one of the most
common medical procedures in the U.S. It is perpetrated by a perverse
logic that a life of an ``unplanned'' child does not possess the same
value as that of any other child.
As the parents of five children and grandparents of two, my wife, Jeanie, and I understand just how precious each and every child's life is. I believe every life is a gift from God, and I remain wholly committed to protecting the sanctity of human life.
Today, I want to recognize the more than 2,300 pregnancy care centers in the United States working to defend the lives of the unborn and providing critical services and support for women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies.
Sadly, many women facing an unplanned pregnancy in the U.S. are told, and believe, abortion is the only way. Pregnancy care centers respect these women and the lives they are carrying throughout their pregnancies.
In my Congressional district, we are fortunate to have one of these champions working to defend the sanctity of human life. Life Network has been serving Colorado Springs for over 25 years. Through the support of selfless men and women devoted to a culture of life, Life Network, through the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, provides pregnancy tests, counseling, ultrasounds, and material assistance such as diapers, formula, and baby clothing. All of these services are free of charge.
Life Network and pregnancy care centers like it across the world have and will continue to reduce abortion rates, save unborn lives, and provide assistance and resources to encourage women faced with unplanned pregnancies so they can choose life.
I mourn the lives cut short by abortion. I pray that God continues to give favor to those compassionate individuals who give of their time in pregnancy care centers, and he gives grace and comfort to those touched by this awful practice. I will continue to be among those fighting to stop it.
Thank you, Representative Smith, for your leadership on this issue.