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Forty Years of Victims' Legacy of Abortion

Floor Speech

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Mr. HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, today we as a Nation reflect on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. It is estimated that in the 40 years since that fateful decision, 55 million abortions have been performed in the United States of America--millions of unique and precious human lives ended by the unspeakable tragedy of abortion.

As a matter of morality, history, science, reason, and most of all faith, I can come to no other conclusion but that every human life begins at conception and every life is worthy of protection. We have a sacred responsibility to protect the innocent and defend the rights of those who are unable to defend themselves. The struggle to protect life is truly a struggle to change hearts and minds. It requires faith, reason, debate, action, and compassion.

Often we hear that we ought to do something for the least of these; truly, unborn life is the least of these. Let us recognize it. Let us hold it precious. Let us live up to our responsibilities from the Creator and grant those yet to be born that precious right to life.

Later this week, thousands of citizens will fight for the rights of the unborn by participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. Thousands more will march to support the inalienable right to life in local events in Texas and around the country. I applaud those who attend, both in body and spirit, for their determination to uphold the sanctity and dignity of human life and wholeheartedly support their efforts.


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