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Pete O.
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  • The Pro-Life Movement is Alive and Well

    by Representative Pete Olson

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    OLSON. I thank my friend from the Garden State for allowing me to join this very important Special Order.

    Mr. Speaker, 43 years ago, an activist, liberal Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade and turned a penumbra, a shadow in our Constitution, into the legal right to privacy, which became the right to terminate innocent life.

    Since then, we have seen a decline in the value of human life in America. There is increased violence in our streets. Planned Parenthood staff discuss the harvesting of baby parts. There is an erosion of moral fabric that stems from a lack of respect for life. It stems from Roe v. Wade.

    Americans expect instant gratification with no consequences for their own actions.

    The Catholic Church's newest saint, Mother Teresa, once said: ``It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so you may live as you wish.'' I stand with Mother Teresa and all who value the sanctity of life, and will fight, continue to fight every effort to give a voice to the voiceless before their lives are taken.

    All life is precious. All life is precious.

    I thank my friend.

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