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Year 36.

...the anniversary was yesterday.

Phil Keaggy--"Little Ones"

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half-abandoned.
They've got the right to choose life
They don't want to lose,
I've got to speak up, won't you?

Equal rights, equal time, for the unborn children.
Their precious lives are on the line,
How can we be rid of them?
Passing laws, passing out
Bills and new amendments.
Pay the cost and turn about,
And face the young defendants.

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half-abandoned.
They've got the right to choose life
They don't want to lose,
I've got to speak up, won't you?

Many come and many go,
Conceived but not delivered.
The toll is astronomical,
How can we be indifferent.

Little hands, little feet,
Tears for Him who made you.
Should all on earth forsake you now,
But He'll never forsake you.

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half-abandoned.
They've got the right to choose life
They don't want to lose,
I've got to speak up, won't you?

Forming hearts, forming minds,
Quenched before awakened,
For so many deliberate crimes
The earth will soon be shaken.

Little hands, little feet,
Tears for Him who made you.
Should all on earth forsake you now,
But He'll never forsake you.

Who will speak up for the little ones?
Helpless and half-abandoned.
They've got the right to choose life
They don't want to lose,
I've got to speak up, won't you?

I think I shall have to make a video for next year... couldn't this year though.

Comments

mountvernon1805 said…
Good poem.

I found something in the document archives of President Ronald Regan that goes along very well with the poem:

“The unalienable right to life is found not only in the Declaration of Independence but also in the Constitution that every President is sworn to preserve, protect, and defend. Both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments guarantee that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”

“Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death, and I do proclaim, ordain, and declare that I will take care that the Constitution and laws of the United States are faithfully executed for the protection of America's unborn children.”

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/011488d.htm

Apparently, Regan didn’t get the cooperation of the rest of the branches of the government or any time abortion is committed it would be treated as a murder case by law enforcement.
RS said…
Yeah; the poem's actually a song Keaggy wrote. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCiLhoS6eQ

Interesting. I wrote an essay to that effect my senior year of high school, too. Makes me mad that none of the government's branches now are going to uphold that particular application of the Constitution!

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