The House just passed a measure that would effectively ban abortion in America after 20 weeks – the debate was vigorous and heartbreaking. Thankfully, the House saw fit, by a vote of 242 – 184, to pass the bill and send it on to the Senate. The heroes of the debate were the conservative voices who rose to champion those voiceless babies that our nation has been murdering at a horrific pace.
Congresswoman Mimi Walters (R-CA) kicked things off when she rose to speak. Instead of speaking passionately about the lives of the little ones being torn from our world, Congresswoman Walters spoke unemotionally using scientific evidence, facts and figures to make the pro-life case. And she made a brilliant case, indeed…
Representative Mia Love then added her voice to the calls for protecting our littlest ones. She delivered a scathing attack on the left for their failure to stand for the lives of the weakest among us. Love then turned to the American people and reminded us all that as Americans it is our national duty to defend EVERYONE’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Finally, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) rained fire and brimstone down when he delivered a moving and powerful speech in defense of the bill – reminding the House that science has proven that these children feel excruciating pain as they are ripped apart in their mother’s wombs.
This is a bill that is protecting babies that can survive outside the womb. This is babies who can feel pain. That this institution wouldn’t stand up for those vulnerable children in our society is a sad day for this institution.
I have seven children. This is my sixth. This is Mighty V. This picture was taken with the two of us the day she was born. She’s now 5 years old. She’s gregarious, awesome, fun — the most beautiful joy in our family. The way the law stands today is that, the day before this picture was taken, it would have been legal to abort Mighty V.
Want to talk about women’s rights? This is a little girl, this is a little baby girl who will one day grow up to be a woman. Let’s stand up and protect this little girl — not the day that she was born, only, but also the day that she’s in the womb.
Let’s protect her from the pain of abortion. The silent screams of those babies who were aborted in the womb, that aren’t heard, because they don’t have voices in this institution defending them.
Madame Speaker, I listen to the floor debate day after day, whether in this chamber or on CSPAN, and I hear the other side talk about how they fight for the forgotten. They fight for the defenseless. They fight for the voiceless. And they pound their chests and they stomp their feet.
You don’t have anyone in our society who’s more defenseless than these little babies. And we’re not talking — listen, I believe in life at conception. I know my colleagues are not going to agree with me on that. But can’t we come together as an institution and say, we’re going to stand with little babies that feel pain? We’re going to stand with little babies that can survive outside the womb? Ones that don’t have lobbyist that have money, that can’t rally, that can’t offer contributions to your campaign? Don’t we stand with those little babies?
If you stand with the defenseless, with the voiceless, you have to stand with little babies. Don’t talk to me about cruelty in our bill when you look at little babies being dismembered, feeling excruciating pain. If we can’t stand to defend these children, what do we stand for in this institution? What do we stand for in America if we can’t stand up for the most defenseless and voiceless among us?
Amen, Congressman Duffy. Amen.
Thank you to these pro-life heroes who are willing to take a stand for the weakest among us – even though these unborn babies don’t have lobbyists, don’t have money and don’t vote. This is work that our government SHOULD be doing – saving lives and defending the innocent and voiceless.
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