Former U.S. Congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West told a pro-life crowd on Sunday that the results of the Nov. 8 election brought hope, but now is the time to work the hardest.
“No one wants to be part of a death culture,” West said during the Vitae Foundation‘s banquet in Columbia, Missouri, The Columbia Daily Tribune reports. “But if we’re not careful, that could be the legacy we pass on.
“We will not be truly blessed as a nation until we right this wrong,” he added. “If we are a country that continues to have a business in killing our future generations, God will not bless America.”
West talked about the devastating pro-abortion policies of President Barack Obama:
“We continue to see the decimation of the American family,” he said. He said America needs a return to faith, family, individual responsibility and entrepreneurship.
He said there would be a counterattack from the left.
“We have an opportunity to destroy progressive socialism,” West said. “We’ve got an opportunity to strike before they strike back. It’s coming and it’s going to be a vicious counter-attack.”
West, a U.S. Army veteran and president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, is a strong advocate for life through his public roles. During his talk Sunday, the African American leader brought up how abortion has led to millions of innocent deaths in the black community.
“I came from the same neighborhood as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since the Roe decision, almost 15 million African American children won’t know about Dr. King’s dream,” West said.
Later, West said President-elect Donald Trump has the opportunity to make positive changes for families in America. He also urged pro-lifers to not give up or become complacent, but to use the election of pro-life leaders to go on the offensive.
“Right now, this administration has an opportunity,” West said of Trump. “They don’t have a mandate. We have an opportunity to go back and tell the American people what makes America great.”
“I cannot think of … a better time to go on the offensive for the United States of America,” West added. “Our first inalienable right is Life.”