By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
January 22, 2021
Newly elected Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson stirred up an already lively crowd Sunday at the 23rd annual Rally and March for Life in Raleigh, boldly proclaiming that abortion is murder and promising that those fighting for the lives of the unborn will not be silenced.
Opening his speech by thanking Jesus Christ, Robinson credited God for his opportunity to become lieutenant governor and said that had it been up to leftists, he likely would have wound up on the abortion table.
“They would have thought … there’s no reason to bring another child onto this earth that can’t be fed properly, that can’t be cared for properly. You’re going to fail, you’re going to be a drug addict, you’re going to be in jail. You’re going to be a criminal. You’re going to live in misery,” he said. “But here it is: This is the United States of America. And in the United States of America, it does not matter where you begin. It’s about where you stand. It’s about the God-given rights that you are endowed with.”
Paralleling the fight for life with the abolitionist movement, Robinson said too often Americans forget that one of the first guarantees in the Declaration of Independence is life: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“If we do not purge abortion from our shores for the cause of life, the same way we purged slavery for the cause of liberty, this nation will not continue to stand,” Robinson warned. “How we treat the least of us will determine what happens to the most of us.”
Assuring the crowd that he laid the bulk of the blame for abortion at the feet of its promoters rather than on the shoulders of women who found themselves in difficult situations and made bad decisions, he still called for personal responsibility, saying that a woman’s “right to choose” starts with choosing “whether or not you will be chaste with your body and wise with your decisions.”
Even so, Robinson admitted, many babies are not planned.
“Because they are unplanned doesn’t make them unwanted,” he asserted, “not to those of us who know right from wrong.”
He said there is no greater calling than parenthood.
Remaining unapologetic for his bold Biblical stance, Robinson told the crowd that he would not play political games by sidestepping the fact that abortion is murder.
“I say it to the camera, and I say it to you, and I say it to this state, and I say it to this nation, and I will say it to the world,” he said. “Because here it is: In the end, I don’t have to answer to the people over there across the street in that building. I don’t have to answer to the people at the Supreme Court. I don’t have to answer to the president. I don’t have to answer to any of those politicians in Washington. I have to answer to God Almighty.”
He said he would not stop until abortion is “nothing but a bad memory in this nation and in this state.”
“You know a hundred and some odd years ago, there were some other folks who stood where you are standing, who understood that in a nation that believed that all men were created equal they could not stand and say those words and allow slavery to be on our shores. It is the same way with us today. We cannot say we believe in equality. We cannot say that Black lives matter or all lives matter or Blue lives matter until we say that unborn lives matter, because that is where we all start,” Robinson said as he wrapped up his 14-minute speech.
“Last time I checked, it is still illegal to take a Black life, a White life, a Blue life or any other life, but it is still legal to take an unborn life. Until we solve that equation and purge that terrible practice from our shores, this nation will not be the nation it is supposed to be. And so I am encouraging each and every one of you here today: Do not be silent! Do not quit!”