Guest Speaks at Pro-Life Rally Following Opening Statements of Supreme Court Hearing to Overturn Roe v. Wade
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) spoke to a crowd of pro-life supporters gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to support the Dobbs v. Jackson case. Congressman Guest joined Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and other pro-life elected officials to discuss the importance of the case as hundreds of supporters voiced their support of a decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Earlier this year, Congressman Michael Guest (MS-03) joined the Mississippi delegation in leading an amicus brief urging SCOTUS to uphold the Mississippi law that limits abortions after 15 weeks.
“Mississippi remains united in our desire to protect the lives of our unborn children, which is why the Mississippi delegation has come together to support the right to life movement in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. This case is a strong step in defending our unborn children and I am thankful for the opportunity to support their right to life,” Guest said following the introduction of the brief.
Pro-life advocates believe a decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Mississippi law would provide states with the power to impose their own limits on abortions, effectively undoing the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which prohibited local and state governments from limiting abortions to a certain extent.
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Congressman Guest’s speech as prepared can be found below:
We stand today on the steps of the United States Supreme Court – the highest Court in this great nation that we call home. A nation that was divinely inspired. That divine inspiration can be seen in the very foundational documents of our country. In the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence we see these words penned:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Today, we stand for the unalienable right to life that our founding fathers envisioned as this Court revisits one of the most controversial decisions it has rendered in its history.
On January 22, 1973, in the case of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court, by the stroke of a pen, legalized abortion across our land. Now almost 50 years have passed since Roe was handed down, and because of that decision more than 60 million children have been robbed of their life through abortion.
Individual states have enacted laws, states such as my home state of Mississippi.
Our citizens and our leaders, especially our Attorney General, Lynn Fitch, have been instrumental in protecting the lives of the unborn.
If our nation can unite around any singular issue, it should be that life is sacred, especially the life of a child.
My favorite president, President Ronald Reagan, once said: “America was founded on the moral proposition that human life, all human life, is sacred. And this proposition is the bedrock of our national life, the foundation of our laws. It is the wellspring of our Constitution.”
We know that the innocent life of a child is worth protecting, because when we look into the eyes of a child, we see the miracle of life divinely created by our Heavenly Father.
God’s word tells us that He has a plan for every child before they are born.
Jeremiah 1:5 states, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart.”
As we gather in this place where it began, the United States Supreme Court, let us find comfort in knowing that we are fighting for truth.
Let’s find hope in knowing we are fighting for mothers and for families.
But, most important, let us find strength in knowing we are fighting for one of God’s greatest miracles: the gift of life.
Thank you. May God bless you, may God bless the great State of Mississippi, and may God bless the United States of America.
Congressman Michael Guest represents Mississippi's Third Congressional District. Currently serving his second term, Congressman Guest serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, as a Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and as a Member of the Committee on Ethics.
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