At tonight’s State of the Union there will be at least two chairs left empty to draw attention to the damage that nearly 43 years of abortion on-demand has inflicted on our nation. Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve King will leave their seats open in remembrance of the millions of lives lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade.
In announcing that he will leave his seat empty, Rep. King told The Hill that, instead of listening to the President’s speech, he will be just off the Rotunda praying in the Members’ chapel “for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the Soul of America.”
The entire pro-life movement will stand with them in solidarity tonight.
Every child lost to abortion is a unique individual, endowed by his or her Creator with a specific purpose and mission, a contribution to make to their family, their community, the world. Our nation suffers in a specific way for the loss of each child. We will be a stronger nation on the day we elect a president who resolves to end this sorrow.
Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization dedicated to electing leaders and advancing legislation to reduce and ultimately end abortion.