Hyde's Plea to Override President Clinton's Veto of the Partial-Birth
(Taken from the Congressional
Record, September 19, 1996)
|Pro-life Rep. Henry
Hyde (R-Il.) speaking on the floor of the House of
Mr. Speaker, I beg the
indulgence of my colleagues not to ask me to yield because I cannot and
will not and I would appreciate their courtesy. I also want to say
briefly that those who have charged us with politics, invidious
politics, for delaying this debate ought to understand that Americans
cannot believe this practice exists and it has taken months to educate
the American people and it will take many more months to educate them as
to the nature and extent of this horrible practice. That is one reason
it has taken so long.
Will Never Forget
|Opinion polls show
that young people are more pro-life than ever. See stories pages 8
By Jean Garton
Do you have any of
those "I'll never forget where I was" memories? January 22,
1973, is one of those times for me.
As I drove to the airport for a meeting at the headquarters of my
Lutheran denomination in St. Louis, the car radio was playing in the
background. There was no interruption in radio programming for
fast-breaking news to catch my attention. There was no somber voice
issuing a news alert.
Sandwiched between the all-too-familiar stories of a traffic pile up and
a famous actor's divorce, a bland voice announced that there had been a
Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. Her words spun around in my
head. Trimesters? Personhood? Privacy? It sounded awful, but what did it
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From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
v. WADE AFTER 30 YEARS
On January 22, the infamous Roe v.
Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court
will have been in force for thirty years.
This is not just thirty years of legal history--this is thirty years of
legalized slaughter of innocent children in the womb.
Thirty years of women not being told the truth about abortion.
Thirty years of women being pressured into an abortion that would
"solve the problem" of a crisis pregnancy, when of course it
was intended to solve somebody else's problem.
Thirty years of emotional suffering by women who, after the abortion,
felt betrayed and abandoned when their partners and relatives and the
so-called "counselors" had offered them nothing but abortion
as the way out.
Thirty years of women at first denying the horror of their abortion and
then rediscovering it--sometimes many years later--in their dreams,
seeing their lives fall apart, and then struggling through the guilt for
forgiveness and redemption.
Thirty years of disappearing generations. After three decades of
so-called "choice," the body count today stands at over 43
million dead unborn children--none of whom had a choice.
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