January 23, 2013 — Women who are victims of abortion spoke from the heart about their private experiences at a bipartisan press conference marking the 40th year since the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal and paved the way for 55 million abortions.
The event was jointly held by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Co-Chairs of Congressional Pro-life Caucus, and Diane Black (R-TN).
“The pro-life movement is not only on the side of compassion, justice, and inclusion; we are on the right side of responsible science and of history,” Smith said. “Someday future generations will look back on America and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with education, advanced science, information, wealth and opportunity could have failed to protect the innocent and inconvenient.”
“The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a sad occasion. In that time more than 55 million babies were denied the right to life,” said Lipinski. “While we mourn for the babies and their mothers, we in the pro-life movement must rededicate ourselves to prayer and action to protect life. In Washington we must continue to focus on changing our nation’s laws. But we all must also be committed to changing hearts and minds, along with caring for expectant mothers and their babies.”