Grothman Condemns Abortion on House Floor
Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today spoke on the House floor about the shameful history of legalizing abortion in America and stresses the importance of protecting human life.
Excerpt of Grothman’s Statement
Thank you, Mr. speaker. I rise today to support life. Forty-six years ago, when I was a senior in high school, the U.S. Supreme Court felt that the United States Constitution required abortion be legal in this country. Despite the fact that for much of the past century every state in the union felt that abortion should be made illegal.
This decision directly led to the deaths of over 40 million children who should have been living a full life. John Adams said that our Constitution was meant for moral and religious people. How can a country, built for moral and religious people, living under our Constitution allow this to happen?
Well, we know how it happened. About 10 years ago, justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg let the cat out of the bag. This decision was meant to prevent the growth in population. The progressives' dream. How do they get their dream? Some politicians sometimes talk about science and say we don't take into account science enough around here.
It's interesting that in 1973, when this decision was reached, we didn't have ultrasounds. Now with ultrasounds, it's more apparent than ever that every new baby in that womb is a unique individual with its heart-beating, with it feeling pain. Nevertheless, we continue to ignore that science and continue to allow this horrible stain on our culture.
Indeed, right now the United States is only one of seven countries to allow late-term abortions. There we are in the same list as North Korea and China and Vietnam. This is the type of country they like.
Our forefathers wanted this country to be a country that would shed a light on the world. Nevertheless, we appear to be going backwards. The new majority recently brought a bill to the floor to allow the United States to pay for abortions abroad again. Is this what we want America to be known for? The United States telling countries all around the world that abortion should be legal and the government should be paying for abortion? What a stain on the moral record of the United States of America.
This is the week of the March for Life. I'd like to thank all the people from the state of Wisconsin who are there and come here diligently every year hoping the people in this city, both the justices and the politicians, realize that this murder of almost a million people per year must end. So, I’d like to thank them, and hope this is the last year that we have to continue this debate and that finally by next year, this time, we once again think that life is precious and our government will not continue to allow the premature snuffing out of life.
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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his third term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.