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Republican channels the ‘thoughts of God himself’ on the House floor to attack abortion

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, January 16, 2014 15:05 EDT
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Official portrait of US Rep Tim Walberg
 
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Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) read Bible verses Wednesday on the House floor in a speech denouncing abortion.

“Today, Mr. Speaker, we sit in a Chamber that has above your rostrum the motto of the United States of America that says ‘In God We Trust,’” he said.

“And so rather than going on with further comments that I would make from my own thoughts, I would turn to the thoughts of God himself, more specifically words that were uttered by a man, a king, a very wise king who was very human, as well, a king who was classified by God himself as being a man after My own heart. And so what this man would say or would think if he were honored by God with that statement would be something we should hear.”

Walberg then recited portions of Psalm 139, saying the scripture could be uttered by every baby, including “aborted babies.”

In Psalm 139, King David speaks of God knitting him together in his mother’s womb. The verse is often cited by opponents of abortion as evidence that life begins before birth.

“That talks of life as planned and as gifted by God in the womb, made for a purpose intended,” Walberg concluded. “And I thank God that I can stand here today, as a member of Congress, as a father, as a husband, as a grandfather, and as one who loves life in all its forms humanly made by God as a gift. I thank the gentleman for allowing me this opportunity. God bless you.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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