Officials Defend Unborn at Rally

Federal, state and local elected officials defended the rights of unborn children at a Pro-Life Rally in Pulaski Saturday.

U.S. Congressman Mark Green, State Rep. Clay Doggett, State Sen. Joey Hensley, and 22nd Judicial District Attorney General Brent Cooper spoke to an audience at First National Bank’s Giles Heritage Theatre to discuss abortion and the need to protect the unborn.

The rally was sponsored by the Giles County Republican Party as a way to present a strong stance against abortion and infanticide, according to event organizer Chris Morris.

Green, who represents Tennessee’s Seventh District in the U.S. Congress, was the event’s keynote speaker.

“You can’t have freedom without virtue or a fixed morality — right and wrong. If we can decide what is right or wrong that makes morality relative to you and me. We can just pick it. We can say you know what it’s okay if we deliver the baby and decide if it can live.”

Green turned to science, noting that currently in the state of Tennessee prosecutors are allowed to charge the DNA of a rape suspect even if they don’t know who the person is, basically charging the DNA as the individual.

Green went on to explain how the mother and the baby in her womb have separate blood supplies, calling the baby “a distinct individual.”

“They didn’t know back in ’73, but we know now,” he said.

Green also pointed to the ability now to have an egg fertilized, frozen and later put into the womb as enough proof for him that life begins when DNA comes together at conception.

“You can’t deny it,” he said. “You can’t deny the heartbeat. You can’t deny the blood supply difference. You can’t deny the DNA. It is real. It is a distinct human being and it deserves the rights that our constitution grants for you and I.”

Green called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and proposed the use of that funding to “provide women’s health in an amazing way and not kill children in the womb.”

“It is time that we fight for the unborn,” he concluded.

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