Here are some rather powerful quotes regarding the sanctity of life and against abortion on demand.
"In conclusion, even if one does take life by aborting the baby, as a minister of Jesus Christ I must also inform and-or remind you that there is a doctrine of forgiveness. The God I serve is a forgiving God. The men who killed President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. can be forgiven. Everyone can come to the mercy seat and find forgiveness and acceptance. But, and this may be the essence of my argument, suppose one is so hard-hearted and so in-different to life until he assumes that there is nothing for which to be forgiven. What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?
It is that question, the question of our attitude, our value system, and our mind-set with regard to the nature and worth of life itself that is the central question confronting mankind. Failure to answer that question affirmatively may leave us with a hell right here on earth."
The Reverend Jesse Jackson
Go here to read his entire piece.
And here's another,
"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized – the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grow old.
On the question of the individual’s freedom of choice there are easily available birth control methods and information which women may employ to prevent or postpone pregnancy. But once life has begun, no matter at what stage of growth, it is my belief that termination should not be decided merely be desire."
Sen. Edward Kennedy
Go here to read the entire letter.
I can hardly fathom why some who have previously taken a stand for the sanctity of life can than sell out that principle to follow lock step in with their chosen political party. Both of those gentlemen did that very thing. Rep. Bart Stupak has now joined their ranks. I held respect for Mr. Stupak while he maintained a principled stand against the abortion language in the Health Care bill. I held hope that he would continue with that stand. However, he sold out for 3/4 of a million dollars, in order to fund some airport renovations. He used a security blanket of an Executive Order. An order that can be rescinded at the drop of a hat. An order from the most pro-abortion President in the history of this country. An order which legally can have no sway over legislation. It means nothing.
If you are going to take a stand, you take that stand no matter what bribes or threats or whatever comes your way. Life is precious, its worth cannot be quantified. You have shamefully turned your back on the unborn. It is a harsh truth, but it most be told. You have sold out and sat down.