The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Wellby Representative Mike Kelly
Posted on 2016-01-07
KELLY of Pennsylvania. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
I, too, would like to add my thanks for the passion and the commitment he has made to the right-to-life movement and the protection of the unborn--both he and his wife--not just here in the United States, but around the world. I have seen that happen.
But we are here tonight. It is hard to stand in America's House and think that we have to debate an issue that is so basic to who we are not as Republicans or Democrats, but as human beings.
In the district that I represent, the biggest county is Erie County. In Erie County, there are 278,443 people, human beings. In 2014, abortions performed by Planned Parenthood ended the potential lives of 324,000 human beings.
It is stunning here in America's House and in the United States of America, where we recoil at any action around the world where there is loss of life, especially when it happens violently and at the hands of people who have absolutely no regard for human life. We still shudder that Adolph Hitler was able to eliminate 7 million Jews.
We have ended the lives of 57 million Americans that could be here today. We lost their lives. We lost their potential. We lost their value. The hypocrisy that drips from the people's House--America's House--when we have to stand and debate the right to life, the right of the unborn, and think that somehow this is an argument that we must win. This is something that never ever should have happened, not in America, not on our watch, not in our time.
On January 22, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will come to the Nation's capital. They will be little noted by the media, but they will be here. They come every year. They come here every year with one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to protect the lives of the unborn.
When, America, will we stand up and take the responsibility for the heinous activity that we have allowed to happen on our watch? I thank my colleagues and I thank the gentleman for his passion and dedication to the lives of the unborn. We will never ever walk away from this responsibility to right a horrible wrong in the chapter of human history.