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The Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2010
I am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of my mother in excercising her right to choose, yet still allowing me my life. Oh, and thanks for this Noble thingy too.
Let me be clear, I do not view the right to life as a recognition of my own accomplishments. I mean, c'mon! I've been in the womb the last nine months and haven't accomplished a whole lot! Rather, I view my birth as an affirmation of the God-given sanctity of life and the aspirations held by my parents.
To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative babies in this nursery who've been honored by this prize of life. See little Bobby over there in the third crib from the window? He can already projectile vomit all the way to Suzie's place. I haven't done anything yet. Besides, I certainly don't want to disrupt or hurt my mother's career in her selfish pursuit of wealth.
And I know that throughout history that life has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.
And that is why I will accept this award of life as a call to action, a call for all people to confront the abomination that is abortion, and to fight for the weakest and most defenseless among us.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner 1979
...I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing - direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the Scripture, for God says very clearly: Even if a mother could forget her child - I will not forget you - I have carved you in the palm of my hand. We are carved in the palm of His hand, so close to Him that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God. And that is what strikes me most, the beginning of that sentence, that even if a mother could forget something impossible - but even if she could forget - I will not forget you. And today the greatest means - the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion.
The Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2009
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