PRESIDENT GIVES UNFLINCHING PRO-LIFE SPEECH AS HE SIGNS BORN-ALIVE LAW
Indicates that "This law is a step toward the day when America"
welcomes all unborn children
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2002
(LSN.ca) - President George W. Bush used the occasion of his signing
of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act yesterday to encourage
pro-life efforts. The legislation, according to the President,
"ensures that every infant born alive -- including an infant who
survives an abortion procedure -- is considered a person under federal
At the signing the President acknowledged the presence of Gianna
Jessen, herself an "abortion survivor and a pro-life advocate." While
the President was pleased to "extend the promise (of life and liberty)
and protection to the most vulnerable members of our society" - those
born alive after an abortion - he did not stop there. The President
went on to indicate that he looks forward to the day when all unborn
life is protected.
"The Born Alive Infants Protection Act is a step toward the day when
every child is welcomed in life and protected in law. It is a step
toward the day when the promises of the Declaration of Independence
will apply to everyone, not just those with the voice and power to
defend their rights. This law is a step toward the day when America
fully becomes, in the words of Pope John Paul II, 'a hospitable, a
welcoming culture,'" said the President to resounding applause.
He added that "Today, through sonograms and other technology, we can
-- see clearly that unborn children are members of the human family,
as well. They reflect our image, and they are created in God's own
He concluded by thanking the pro-lifers in attendance. "I'm grateful
for your perseverance on behalf of this noble cause. I want to thank
you for your hard work," he said.
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