The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Wellby Representative John Fleming
Posted on 2016-01-07
FLEMING. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, Chris
Smith, for all of the years of service in this area of pro-life and
pro-family, not just domestically, but around the world.
Mr. Speaker, I thank my good friend for everything he does, and the blessings that he has provided to us.
Also, Mr. Speaker, children are a joy to every mother and father. My wife and I share this joy, both as parents and as grandparents.
As a matter of fact, I have seen all three of my grandchildren through ultrasound, before they were born, very [[Page H159]] early in gestation, watched them move, watched them suck their thumbs. I fell in love with each and every one of them right there before they were born. Certainly, if I can love them before they are born, God loves them and knows them before they are born.
As a matter of fact, in Jeremiah 1:5, it says that God knows us before we are formed in our own mother's womb.
The value of human life, however, isn't quantified through parental sentimentality. Children, including developing babies, the nascent life within a mother, are endowed by our Creator with the same unalienable rights as you and I have, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Good public policy will reflect this understanding and protect the lives of the unborn, those who are today's children and tomorrow's leaders.
Mr. Speaker, as we approach the anniversary of the devastating 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that sanctioned the genocide--yes, the genocide--of 57 million children, I implore my colleagues and my fellow countrymen to stand for life.
America's children, born and yet unborn, are our heritage and our future.