In his latest op-ed, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) highlights millennials’ hope for life as many stand up to defend the unborn. Rep. Chris Smith has co-chaired the bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus for the past 33 years. Catch highlights from the op-ed, published in the Washington Examiner, below.
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“There is growing recognition that post-abortion women are co-victims, often suffering emotional pain in silence, in need of healing and unconditional love. Many of these women today are silent no more and have become courageous, outspoken defenders of life.
“The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 rolls back much of Obamacare and defunds Planned Parenthood. …In the last year alone nine powerful, pro-life measures have passed the House including the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
“President Obama—the abortion President—has threatened to veto all of these bills if they make it to his desk, and this month vetoed the bill to defund Planned Parenthood.
“…polling has shown that 71 percent of millennials oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. And 59 percent of women favor a limit on abortion at least by 20 weeks, when the unborn child is capable of feeling pain (if not earlier), with 57 percent of young people supporting this approach. The Gallup Poll has found that Planned Parenthood’s favorability rating among women has dropped 24 points among women in the last two decades.
“Far too many politicians including our Nobel Peace Prize-winning President and much of the media continue to ignore, trivialize—even defend—these gross human rights abuses. …we will not be deterred in exposing this Planned Parenthood scandal, no matter how aggressive and misleading the cover-up.”