Citing Biden's inaugural address where the President stated that "justice for all will be deferred no longer," Smith was critical of the president's evolution on the abortion issue.
"Mr. President, the dream of 'justice for all' cannot be achieved if a whole segment of society is legally ignored and discriminated against because of where they live-in their mothers' wombs-and how small and defenseless they are," said Smith. "We know you understand this. You get it-or at least you once did."
Smith cited Biden's past consistent support for pro-life policies such as the Hyde Amendment and the use of federal funding to pay for abortion.
"Mr. President, reversing the Protection Life in Global Health Assistance, or the Mexico City Policy, forces U.S. taxpayers to fund organizations that promote, lobby for or perform abortion on demand in foreign countries," he said. "Yet, Americans overwhelmingly oppose using U.S. foreign aid to subsidize abortion."
Rep. Angie Hatton (D-94), the Minority Whip of the Kentucky House of Representatives, spoke openly about her Christian faith and the realities of what a pro-life society would look like.
"I'm proud that my state is a national leader in legislation that protects the unborn. I'm also a Democrat," said Hatton. "I was glad to be asked to speak today, because I believe in this year's theme: together strong, life unites."
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Hatton spoke of the need for a bipartisan effort to end abortion, through both laws and "eliminating the reasons women seek abortions in the first place."
"When we make access to healthcare so difficult that only the wealthy get to be healthy, when we don't pay working mothers a living wage, and when we don't support families struggling with affordable childcare and preschool, and we don't adequately fund foster care and adoption services," the number of women seeking abortions incereases, she said.
"I believe we should all be pro-life, for the whole life," she said. She said that she encourages Republican politicians to support not only "anti-abortion" legislation, but also legislation that would help mothers and their babies, and encouraged pro-life Democrats to join Democrats for Life.