President Bush Speaks to Culture of Life Rally
High school students rally in Philadelphia on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Anti-abortion protesters from several Philadelphia area Catholic Schools rally at City Hall in Philadelphia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. Monday will mark the 34th Anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
La Shawn Barber covers the story today on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
President Bush called the March for Life Protesters at the National Mall today to promote his record on protecting the most innocent in our society.
The White House reports:
It is important for all Americans to remember that our Declaration of Independence states that every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Applause.) It also states that these rights come from our Creator, and that governments are formed to secure these rights for all their citizens. And we believe every human life has value, and we pray for the day when every child is welcome in life and protected into law. (Applause.)
Nellie, I want to thank you very much, and the members of Congress there who have worked hard to make progress toward this goal over the last six years. I want the folks assembled there to know that we’re making progress. We promoted adoption, support parental notification laws, ended federal funding for abortions overseas, and are funding crisis pregnancy programs. (Applause.)
I had the privilege of signing legislation that extends legal protection to children who are born, despite abortion attempts, allows prosecutors to charge those who harm or kill a pregnant woman with harming or killing her unborn child, as well. (Applause.) I signed into law a ban on the cruel practice of partial-birth abortions, and we will vigorously defend that law in the courts.
Nellie, what I’m saying is, is that we’re building a culture of life here. And I want to thank you and everybody assembled for helping.