Watch Kennedy’s comments here.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today released the following message addressing this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC:
“When I was a kid growing up in Zachary, I’ll always remember that my dad would say, ‘Son, you will never know love until you have a child. It’s not like the love for a parent, or the love for a spouse, or the love for a brother or sister. It’s special.’
“And of course, I was a kid, and I always used to say, ‘Oh, sure, Dad.’ Boy, Dad was right. And I found out when God smiled on Becky and me and we got our son Preston when he was just a few days old.
“It gives me great hope to know that so many Americans are united on the issue of defending innocent, unborn life. And I want to thank everyone—every single one of you—who is coming to our nation's capital today for playing such an important role in this historic, this noble struggle. You—we—are all fighting to give a voice to the voiceless. What’s more American than that? And to defend the defenseless. What’s more American than that?
“Now, advocates for abortion claim that they’re fighting for the right to choose—but babies don’t choose to die, and human life is precious. It is so precious. It has value whether it’s 82 years-old or 82 seconds-old.
“My prayers are for all life, and my prayers are with every American marching today for life. God bless you, and thank you, God, for life.”
Video of Kennedy’s comments is available here.