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Transcript: Bush Speaks to Anti-Abortion Demonstrators

We're making progress in Washington. I've been working with members of the Congress to pass good, solid legislation that protects the vulnerable and promotes the culture of life.

I have signed into law a ban on partial-birth abortion.

_____From The Post_____
President Says Administration Fostering 'Culture of Life' (The Washington Post, Jan 24, 2005)

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Infants who are born despite an attempted abortion are now protected by law.

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So are nurses and doctors who refuse to be any part of an abortion.

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And prosecutors can now charge those who harm or kill a pregnant woman with harming or killing her unborn child.

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We're also moving ahead in terms of medicine and research to make sure that the gifts of science are consistent with our highest values of freedom, equality, family and human dignity.

We will into sanction the creation of life only to destroy it.

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What I'm say, Nellie, is we're making progress, and this progress is a tribute to your perseverance and to the prayers of the people.

I want to thank you, especially, for the civil way that you have engaged one of America's most contentious issues.


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