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Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

Over 20 members of Congress speak out against Roe v Wade

Members of the US House of Representatives took to the floor to condemn Roe v. Wade and called for laws to protect the unborn

LifeSiteNews detailed the event which came one week ahead of the 41st anniversary of the infamous ruling, which legalized abortion throughout America.

Participants in the "March for life" walk along Concord Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. The march is held annually to mark the anniversary (January 22) of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. The signs, designed to resemble stop signs, read, "Stop abortion now." photo Michael Stansberry via wikimedia commons

Participants in the “March for life” walk along Concord Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. The march is held annually to mark the anniversary (January 22) of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. The signs, designed to resemble stop signs, read, “Stop abortion now.” photo Michael Stansberry via wikimedia commons

Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, 21 Republicans and a lone Democrat offered speeches commemorating the more than 55 million lives ended by abortion since 1973, urging Congress to pass stronger laws to protect the unborn, and calling on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Smith referred to the “infamous, reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists” by the Supreme Court and argued that abortion supporters who celebrate Roe v. Wade are celebrating “41 years of victims: dead babies, wounded women, shattered families.”

“Since 1973,” Smith said, “more than 56 million children have been killed by abortion – a staggering loss of children’s precious lives, a death toll that equates with the entire population of England.”

Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ, called the years since Roe v. Wade the “Crimson Tragedy” and drew parallels between legalized abortion and slavery, genocide and other large-scale atrocities in America and around the world.

“It has now been 41 years since the tragedy called Roe v. Wade was first handed down,” Franks said. “Since then…the very foundation of our nation has been stained by the blood of almost 56 million of its own unborn children. Many of them cried and screamed as they died, but because it was amniotic fluid going over the vocal cords instead of air, we couldn’t hear them.”

“Historically, great intensity has surrounded debates over protecting the lives of those who, through no fault of their own, find themselves obscured in the shadows of humanity,” Franks said. “But it encourages me greatly that, in nearly all of those cases, the collective conscience of this nation eventually shifted, and when we focused on the humanity of the victim, and the inhumanity of what was being done to them, our hearts began to change.”

“I don’t know what happens when we finally wake up and see [abortion] for the tragic reality that it is,” Franks added. “I don’t know what changed our mind in all the other great genocides of the past, but it did happen, and that gives me great hope. Today in America we are finally considering the real question, and the real question is simply this: Does abortion take the life of a child? We’re finally beginning to realize as a nation that it does. And we’re finally beginning to realize that the brutal killing of innocent unborn children liberates no one.”

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, R-MN, commented that the number of souls lost to abortion is equal to 10 times the population of her state, and said the girth of that loss has created a “profound change” in the U.S. “We can’t lose 56 million innocent American lives and not be changed,” Bachmann said.

As a mother of five and a foster mother to 23 children, Bachmann added, “I weep and I mourn for women who’ve been lied to, women who were forced into undergoing this very violent procedure that for many people, altered their life forever.”

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