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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

Speech for Congressional Record on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2013
Press Release

"The great Henry Hyde once said, ‘Our moment in history is marked by a mortal conflict between a culture of life and a culture of death. God put us in the world to do noble things, to love and to cherish our fellow human beings, not to destroy them. Today we must choose sides.’

"Mr. Speaker, while every human being on earth is called of God to make the best difference they can in this life for their fellow human beings, in America that calling weighs heavier upon us than it does any other people on Earth. Because America was founded on the timeless premise that all are created equal; with the image of God stamped on every last soul; with the right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- in that order.

"Yet today marks 40 years of Supreme Court mandated abortion-on-demand in America. And over 50 million innocent unborn babies have been slaughtered before they ever saw the light of day in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

"Mr. Speaker, I truly believe that the conscience of America has begun to stir. And even though I mourn the tragic genocide marked by today's anniversary…and in spite of now having the most pro-abortion president in history, I still look to a day when the warm sunlight of life will break through the clouds and shine once again on unborn children in America. May it still be so, Mr. Speaker."



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