Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
BREAKING: Pro-life bill pulled
There won't be a vote today on a 20-week abortion ban.
House Republicans decided at the last minute to postpone the vote.
They say they need to work out some of
the language in the bill. They want more time to resolve differences over reporting requirements for victims of rape.
But the fact is, they should have worked out these
problems weeks, even months ago. Americans did not elect the GOP to control both houses of Congress for mishaps like this.
The Democrats are laughing at this setback. They
remain steadfastly opposed to any commonsense reforms.
I spoke with several strong pro-life
Republicans on the Hill. After the 20-week ban was delayed, they
demanded a vote
on another pro-life bill: The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. The House is expected to pass this bill today, and send it over to
many dedicated pro-life lawmakers on Capitol Hill. And I'm glad they're still fighting very hard to protect the unborn.
But I told them that we still expect a vote soon on the
20-week abortion ban.
also wanted you to know that I've met with many pro-life women today.
They're standing strong and reminding lawmakers that public support for
20-week ban is stronger among women than men!
I've also talked with pro-life activists
coming here for the March for Life. The streets here in Washington are
with hundreds of thousands of joyful people.
Like you and me, they are frustrated by today's temporary setback. But they aren't giving up. And
neither will you and I.
We simply cannot give up the fight. We cannot let down the children we are fighting so hard to protect.
That's why I want you encourage you to renew your effort to the unborn
today, and consider three steps to help their struggle today:
Pray the rosary or attend Mass. Never doubt
that the Lord hears your prayers for our innocent brothers and sisters.
Sacrifice for the unborn. Show solidarity with them by fasting today.
Call your Representative at
202-224-3121. Demand that they vote on H.R. 36!
The United States is one of only
four countries on the planet that allow abortions in all nine months.
Americans do not want late-term abortions. The polls clearly show that a
majority of Americans want a ban on abortions on children who are 20
old and can experience pain.