Congressman Trent Franks – Care of Human Life is Chief and Only Object of Good Government
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recalling his first trip to Washington for the March for Life over 30 years ago, Congressman Franks released the following statement on the eve of the 2016 March for Life:
“Thomas Jefferson, whose words marked the beginning of this nation, said, ‘The care of human life and its happiness, and not its destruction, is the chief and only object of good government.’ The phrase in the 5th Amendment capsulizes our entire Constitution. It says, ‘No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.’ And the 14th Amendment says no State shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. We are a unique nation that is premised on the foundation that we are all created and that’s what makes us all equal.
“Over 30 years ago, I came to Washington, D.C. for the first time as a part of the March for Life. It is truly astonishing to me that so much time has passed, and as thousands descend again upon our Nation’s Capital to stand for the unborn and speak for the voiceless, it is appropriate that we remember and mourn the loss of 53 million little lives that can never stand with us this side of eternity. The loss of their lives and laughter and the gifts they might have brought to this world is a tragedy that is beyond our mortal understanding.
“It is time to open our eyes and allow our consciences to catch up with our technology. It is time for members of the United States Congress to open our eyes and our souls and remember that protecting those who cannot protect themselves is why we are really all here. And it is time for all Americans to open our eyes and our hearts to the humanity of these little unborn children of God and the inhumanity of what is being done to them.”