ABORTION -- (House of Representatives - January 21, 2009)
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Ms. FOXX. I want to thank all of my colleagues who are here tonight, to remember the millions of unborn children whose blood has been shed in the abortion mills of America. I especially thank my colleague from New Jersey who has organized this Special Order.
Defending the defenseless is one of the most important duties that we have as Members of Congress. The pro-life cause has roots deep in the historic battles against all forms of injustice, brutality and equality and is today growing strong as we mark the infamous 36th anniversary of what one Supreme Court justice called an exercise in "raw judicial power.''
Despite recent setbacks, such as the election of a stridently pro-abortion President, those who spend their days fighting for abortion on demand don't know what we know, that they are on the losing side. We are on the side of justice. We are on the side of the innocent and the defenseless, and we are on the side of equal dignity for every human life.
So as we mourn the holocaust of abortion and the grievous toll it has taken upon our Nation, let us not forget whose side we are on. Though the battle to protect every life, from unborn child to disabled elderly will be long and hard, it is a battle worth fighting.
As the late father Richard John Neuhaus, our dear brother and fellow soldier in this fight, said last year, ``We have been at this a long time, and we are just getting started ..... We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life.''
And so today the fight continues. President Obama has promised the pro-abortion lobby that he will sign and support the Orwellian "Freedom of Choice Act'' which, if it were to become law, would roll back almost every restriction on abortions in America and would even allow for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.
Such an act will take this country in the wrong direction and send absolutely the wrong message to the world. That message is that we do not value life. That is not the message we need to be sending from this country. I believe we do value life, and that's the message we should be sending.
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