Abortion And The Democrat Health Care Bill

Floor Speech

By:  Paul Broun
Date: Nov. 5, 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.

Abortion And The Democrat Health Care Bill

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Mr. BROUN of Georgia. Thank you, Chris Smith. I greatly appreciate all your leadership on this.

Madam Speaker, I'm a medical doctor. I've practiced medicine in Georgia for almost four decades. The very first bill I introduced in Congress, the first bill I will ever introduce in every Congress, as long as the Lord continues to send me up here, is one called the Sanctity of Human Life Act. It defines life beginning at fertilization.

As a medical doctor, I know that that's when my life and all of our lives begin. Madam Speaker, God cannot continue to bless America while we are killing 4,000 babies every day through abortion. He just cannot and will not because He is a holy, righteous God.

He tells us in Jeremiah that He knows us before we are ever knit together in our mother's womb. We have to stop abortion. We have to stop this bill that is going to continue to fund abortions with taxpayers' dollars. The future of our America depends upon it. Right to life is absolutely the central part of liberty and freedom in America.

Madam Speaker, we cannot lose that right.

Mr. SMITH of New Jersey. Dr. Phil Gingrey.

Mr. GINGREY of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding.

We were on the floor last night and a gentleman on the Democratic side on the part of the majority in their hour, Mr. Grayson, talked about the number of lives that were lost or are being lost in every congressional district across this country because of the lack of health insurance.

Last night I asked the gentleman to yield to a friendly question, and my question was going to be, Representative, are you pro-life or pro-choice on the abortion issue? The gentleman chose not to yield to me. I don't really know the answer to that question to this day.

But 4,000 babies are losing their lives every day. I hope the gentleman is pro-life, because he said, Stand for life.