The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Wellby Representative Bill Flores
Posted on 2016-01-07
FLORES. I thank the gentleman from New Jersey, not only for
yielding, but also for the many decades you have spent of trying to
protect the lives of our Nation's and, indeed, the world's most
Mr. Speaker, soon we will mark the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision that has irreparably damaged our Nation for generations and will continue to do so until it is reversed.
Since the Supreme Court decision, as you have heard earlier, America has lost 57 million defenseless and innocent lives, while millions more have been deeply hurt.
Fortunately, the movement to protect and defend life has made meaningful progress in the last year. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed protections for unborn children, after 20 weeks, which is something the majority of Americans support.
Yesterday, the House passed landmark pro-life legislation that paves the way to transfer Federal funds from those who would kill children, unborn children, to thousands of community healthcare centers that provide true comprehensive health care for women.
[[Page H160]] Later this month, thousands from across the country will stand in front of this building to support life in our Nation's largest peaceful protest.
We will continue to work and pray with hope and resilience, to give a voice to the voiceless, to advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves, and to protect our Nation's most vulnerable.
As I close, I would ask all Americans to continue to pray for our country, and for our unborn children, and for those who reach out and try to protect those unborn children.