Congressman Steve King was among the speakers at Friday’s “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Since January of 1974, pro-life activists have held annual rallies that are timed to coincide with the date on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued the Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Congressman King began his brief speech at Friday’s rally with a reference to this past Tuesday’s special election in which Republican Scott Brown won the U.S. Senate seat that had been held by the late Ted Kennedy. “Say, is there anybody here from Massachusetts?” King asked the crowd. “Thank you Massachusetts. Thank you for helping us kill that anti-life bill.”
King and other Republican members of congress told the crowd Brown’s victory was a death-knell to the health care reform bill which King argues would “dramatically increase” federal funding for abortion.
“The White House was watching. That’s where the next appointments that might change the balance on the Supreme Court will come from is the White House. This is our teachable moment to the White House,” King said. “Mr. President, at what instant did your life begin? We believe it began at the instant of conception for you, Mr. President, and all of God’s children.”
King, a Republican from Kiron in western Iowa, spoke for about 90 seconds. King told the crowd they were in Washington “doing the Lord’s work.”
“You can’t see what I can see, but I see pro-life America as far as I can see,” King said. “Keep coming back here until we can celebrate the end of Roe v Wade. God bless you all.”
Several buses carrying Iowans to Friday’s rally left the state on Wednesday and are scheduled to return on Sunday evening.