Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) gave a very powerful, passionate speech in the defense of life at today’s March for Life rally. Her speech centered around this clarion truth – “every time we kill a child through abortion we kill our potential.”
This is the type of truth that cuts to the heart of the matter. When an abortion is committed a life is snuffed out, and we don’t know what God could have done with that life. Fifty-eight million children have been slaughtered in the womb since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision forty-four years ago.
58 million – all that potential lost needlessly in the name of “women’s rights” and “convenience.”
Congresswoman Love knows this first hand as her potential could have been snuffed out as she explains in her remarks.
Watch Congresswoman Love’s entire remarks below:
Below is my transcript of her delivered remarks:
Forty-one years ago a struggling couple arrived in America. They left their country, entrusted their two children which they wouldn’t see for another five years in the care of family members to come here – to the land of opportunity. It was inconvenient for them to learn to find out that they were pregnant with their third because both had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Some would say it would have been easier for them to have an abortion, but this couple had to make a difficult choice – protect the life of their child or always wonder what might have been.
John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, “Of all of the sad words of the tongue or the pen the saddest are these, ‘it might have been.'”
Each child born and unborn has the potential to open up our world and take us to places and spaces we have never imagined. Each living child carries with him or her the potential for greatness.
A child born today may become a doctor that cures cancer or Alzheimers. That child may be the astronaut that takes the world to Mars or a CEO that leads a global business. That child may become a friend that saves a peer from suicide or a mom that strengthens her family, a neighbor who volunteers and eradicates hunger, or a teacher who inspires a struggling student.
Every time we kill a child through abortion we kill our potential.
Every time we kill a child we, all of us, suffer. We lose a little of ourselves and a whole lot of our future.
We strip a child from their God-given potential when we, as a society, accept abortion as healthcare.
My fellow Americans we cannot accept what might have been.
We won’t know what might have been if we continue to allow an organization that convinces our pregnant women that they have no choice to abort the life and the potential within them.
We cannot accept what might have been.
We will not know what might have been when an organization limits a woman from being empowered so they can profit.
They prefer for women to be victims because they know that a truly empowered woman profits herself, her community and everyone she touches.
We cannot accept what might have been when those organizations that profit allow our children in inner cities to feel they can be empowered with a life by ending a life.
No. We will not accept that. We will not accept what might have been.
Instead of listening to the haunting refrains of what might have been we must instead focus on what is to come.
During the other march in Washington last week I saw the picture of a young, black teenage girl in the crowd who was holding a sign that said, “I survived Roe v. Wade.” That young woman beat the odds and was born into a world too far often that favors the abortion of a black girl instead of the life of a black girl.
She could have become part of what might have been, but today is she is part of what is and what is to come. I can’t wait to see what she and thousands like her become in the days ahead. She may be that astronaut. She may be that doctor that cures cancer. She may be a mother, a teacher, a daughter and a friend. She may be what represents our what is to come.
Forty-one years ago that couple from Haiti could have made the choice to abort, but they didn’t. They chose life. They didn’t choose what might have been, they chose what is to come, they went and followed and fostered that life and the future and dreams that baby would bring. I am certain that this couple would ever have thought that child would become the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress.
More than that, they would have never dreamed she would grow up to fight for all children and those yet to be born.
We all have talents. We all have gifts. We all have a purpose and all of this for the benefit of us and our society. All we are asking is that we no longer settle for what might have been. We embrace the possibilities of that life to come. The life of those unborn have the potential and deserve the chance because they will dream, they will create, they will add their colors to the fabric of our lives.
May God bless our women who are struggling with unplanned pregnancies. May we love them, may we embrace them, may we help them discover their power and potential. But may we never, ever allow our funds to pay for the death of young children.
May God spare them. May God bless you for being here today, and may God bless our pro-life United States of America.
Well done, Congresswoman Love, well done. Thank you.