Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) continues to show himself as one of the few truly principled politicians during his remarks today on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, highlighting the astonishing story of abortion survivor Gianna Jensen, and emphasizing the inherent value in every single human life, even for the weakest among us.
These remarks and others like them should be shown and discussed widely, not the meaningless minutiae of the political news cycle, characterized by fleeting sound-bites. Unfortunately, this will probably receive little attention in the main stream media.
Highlights from Sen. Lee’s remarks:
“It is good that Gianna Jessen exists Madame president, very good. Good for her, and good for all of us. Our life is not defined by what she can do, it’s not defined by what she cannot do, or by whether she was originally wanted. Her life is unrepeatable, irreplaceable, and of infinite and immeasurable worth.”
“Children like Gianna should be protected within the womb both the essential moral principle of human dignity and the undisputed scientific facts of human biology insist on this very point.”
“The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act takes no position on abortion or on the rights of the unborn child. It simply says that in this country when a child is born, even if by accident, even if in the most dangerous place in the world for an infinite that is a Planned Parenthood clinic, he or she becomes a citizen of the United States under our Constitution, and is entitled to the full protection of our laws.”
“Among our inalienable rights is the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A concept that clearly encompasses the right not to be murdered. This bill will simply reaffirm that such fundamental rights extend not simply to the rich and the powerful, but even to the farthest margins of our society, and even to the most vulnerable and newest citizens of our great nation.”