It’s a honor to be with you and be with people who exemplify the pro-life values throughout their lives.
I believe it’s an honor to receive this award, as you can imagine.
I recognize that it is awarded for where I am on the issue of life, not for where I’ve been.
And I respect the fact that you arrived at this place of principle a long, long time ago.
And I appreciate the fact that you’re inclined to honor someone who arrived here only a few years ago.
I’m evidence that your work, that your relentless campaign to promote the sanctity of human life, bears fruit.
And I do follow, as Kevin indicated, a long line of converts – George Herbert Walker Bush, Henry Hyde, Ronald Reagan. Each of them made meaningful contributions to this cause.
It is instructive to see the double standard at work here. When a pro-life figure changes to pro-choice, it hardly gets a mention. But when someone becomes pro-life, the pundits go into high dudgeon.
Do read the whole thing. It’s a slam dunk.