Abortion is the Greatest Human Rights Injustice of Our Time
On the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congressman Lamborn speaks out in defense of life.
I rise today to give voice to the millions of lives that have been lost in the aftermath of Roe. v. Wade. In the 44 years since that disgraceful decision, an unconscionable 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States. That represents 58 million children who will never grow up, make their own decisions, and influence the world around them.
Abortion remains the greatest human rights injustice of our time. It is a direct contradiction to our nation’s founding principle that all lives “are created equal,” and that all deserve the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Abortion advocates have perpetuated the lie that a child only has value if it is deemed “wanted” and “convenient.” We, as a nation, must reject this vile notion and reestablish a culture of life. Replacing injustice with justice, selfishness with generosity, and cruelty with compassion.
The House took an important step today with the passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. I am proud a cosponsor of this bill that permanently prohibits taxpayers from funding abortion through the Hyde Amendment. Since its original passage, the Hyde Amendment has saved over 2 million babies. It is a proven life-saving provision. And it is imperative that Congress make permanent these protections to honor the conscience rights of a majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars paying for abortions.
This week, we gather to mourn the tragic loss of life and to seek God’s forgiveness for the stain of abortion on our nation’s conscience. We continue to pray for God’s comfort, grace, and peace for those affected by abortion. And finally we resolve to continue to fight to protect innocent lives. I am proud to be among those fighting to do just that.
Congressman Lamborn represents Colorado’s fifth district and remains a strong advocate for pro-life values. This article has been adapted from his remarks on the House floor on January 24, 2017.