From The Blaze:
January 23, 2012
On Monday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) delivered a fervent speech at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. West, who opened his impassioned address by reading from a devotional called “In God We Still Trust,” invigorated the audience with references to Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.
Rep. Allen West (Florida)
In reading a selection from the devotional, West shared the Bible verse within it – 1 Timothy 6:13, which reads, “In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you” (NIV).
The brief text that West read also referenced Reagan’s past anti-abortion commentary. The former president once wrote:
…we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.
Based on reaction from the audience, these powerful themes resonated. West concluded his speech with the following words of encouragement for the protesters:
“You are here today because Thomas Jefferson said you have an unalienable right that comes form your creator. First and foremost is life. And that’s what we stand here — that’s what I stand here for…and may God bless you today. This fight shall not end until we protect our unborn.”
Watch his speech, below: