Live coverage of the largest pro-life event of the year, the 2015 March For Life in Washington, DC.
Sen. Cruz Commends March for Life on Roe v. Wade anniversary: Every Life is a Gift
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in support of the 2015 March for Life:
“Today thousands of students, families, and church communities have traveled to Washington to march for life and lift up our nation in prayer.
“Forty-two years ago, Roe v. Wade overturned a Texas law and in one sweeping decision legalized abortion on demand across our nation. We are filled with grief for the nearly 57 million souls who will never have a chance to become the next teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, and heroes.
“This anniversary marks a shadow in our nation’s history, but one that is not without hope. Since that decision, communities have come together to embrace life and help women in need, and states have enacted laws to protect the health of mothers and the unborn. I remain a strong supporter of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a measure that has overwhelming support of Texans and Americans and that is an important step in recognizing the sanctity of life, and it is my hope that we swiftly pass this legislation and send it to the President’s desk.
“Thanks to the courageous efforts of sojourners across the country, the light of hope is illuminating the corners of our world and restoring a culture of life in America.
“Each life is a gift from God. Without life, there is no liberty. So today, and every day, we stand united for life, and we resolve to always cherish and defend it.”
Kevin D. Williamson, NRO: About That 20-Week Abortion Bill:
A note to House Republicans:
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade. I never need reminding of which anniversary it is — it’s always the same as my age. I was one of those who entered the world through a pregnancy of the sort we call “unplanned,” though as a Hayekian type I do not object to being the “result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.” I was born about three months — call it a “trimester” — before Roe.