Congresswoman Holds Back Tears Urging Democrats to Ban Late Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 19, 2013   |   10:21AM   |   Washington, DC

Democrats came to the House floor yesterday one after another refusing to support a ban on late-term abortions the House eventually passed on a mostly part-line vote.

One congresswoman, in describing how abortion kills unborn children, was so distressed to see so many lawmakers ignoring their plight she had to hold back tears during her speech on the House floor.

Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, told her colleagues: “May we, in love, defend the unborn. May we, in humility, confront this national sin, and may we mourn what abortion reveals about the conscience of our nation.”

“Madam Speaker, we go to extraordinary lengths to save, not only human beings but even animals, because we value life so much. However, there are many who do not hold the unborn in the same esteem, and that is tragic,” she added. “There’s nothing more important than protecting voiceless, unborn children and their families from the travesty of abortion.”