“Every life is a precious gift of God, and we must protect those who cannot protect themselves.”

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which the Senate will take up next week.

Excerpts from the speech are below and video of his speech can be found here.

“As our nation unites behind this very basic understanding of our moral mandate to defend those who cannot defend themselves, we will have a unique opportunity to make an important stride to support an agenda that promotes life over death.

“Next week the Senate will consider a piece of legislation called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation I’ve co-sponsored … that would prohibit nearly all abortions after a pregnancy has reached five months.”

“This chamber is long overdue at taking a hard look at the practices depicted by Planned Parenthood in these videos and examining our own conscience and our nation’s policies that affect the unborn. I think it’s important to point out that contrary to what some in our country would believe, the United States has been one of the most liberal and most permissive countries in the world with regard to abortion.”

“America can and must do better than this. Every life is a precious gift of God, and we must protect those who cannot protect themselves.”

“Right now, there are four congressional investigations underway … and those investigations, I can tell you, are meticulous.”

“There should be no hesitation from either side of the aisle to ensure we’re doing our very best to protect precious human life.”

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees.

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