elected Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has condemned "the rising
tide of barbarism and cruelty" evinced by the recent nationwide
legislative agenda to legalize late-term abortions.
Hawley took to the Senate floor last week to deliver remarks in support
of a bill called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
legislation, sponsored by Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, would
criminalize the failure of an abortionist to provide diligent care to a
child who survives an attempted abortion.
remarks that were both eloquent and edifying, Hawley took a long look
back at the history of human civilization in which the "strong prey upon
the weak, the few rule the many, and individual lives don't count."
recounted the brutal human indignity resulting from the ritual of child
sacrifice practiced in societies ranging from the Romans, Aztecs,
Mayans, and Inca cultures.
Hawley shared that the founding of the United States involved "a revolutionary creed" that defied "the drift of history."
Constitution was written and the whole edifice of American liberty
depended on the belief that every life matters...that every person has
dignity and worth."
worth is not given to one by the strong or the rich, or from the state
or the city, or based on one's birth or social status. It is one's
by right because of who one is--a human being created in the image of
the living God," Hawley continued.
can watch Hawley's full remarks by linking to the following YouTube
video. It is worth five minutes of your time:
week President Trump also offered some of the strongest pro-life
remarks ever made by a President at a State of the Union address in
response to the late-term abortion debate.
could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding
her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent
in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that
would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before
are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to
share their love and dreams with the world. Let us reaffirm a
fundamental truth: all children, born and unborn, are made in the holy
image of God."
President Trump echoed those sentiments at the National Day of Prayer breakfast last week.
said: "Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from
heaven. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, "Before I formed you in the
womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart.'"