Friday, November 30, 2007

A Tribute to Henry Hyde (Updated)

Statement by the President on the Death of Henry Hyde

The following is a statement by the President on the death of Henry Hyde:

Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of former Congressman Henry Hyde. From his service in the Navy during World War II until his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives last year, Henry Hyde led a life devoted to public service. During more than 30 years as a Congressman, he represented the people of Illinois with character and dignity -- and always stood for a strong and purposeful America. This fine man believed in the power of freedom, and he was a tireless champion of the weak and forgotten. He used his talents to build a more hopeful America and promote a culture of life. Earlier this month, in recognition of his good and purposeful life, I was proud to award Henry Hyde the Medal of Freedom. Online at:

Steve Peroutka, Chairman of National Pro-life Action Center on Capitol Hill Comments on the Passing of Rep. Henry Hyde

The pro-life movement has lost a true pioneer who was deeply committed to defending and protecting the humanity of the unborn child. He was a stalwart, unflinching champion of the pro-life movement and will be remembered for his introduction and sponsorship of the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal funding of abortion. Mr. Hyde made a substantial contribution to the awareness of the plight of the unborn and I would hope that members of Congress will follow his courageous lead.

Fr. Pavone on Congressman Henry Hyde: A Giant Who Fought for the Weak

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today commented on the passing of Congressman Henry Hyde."The nation has lost a great, great man," said Fr. Pavone. "In particular, we who are national leaders in the pro-life movement reflect today on the privilege it was to stand side by side with him in advocating for the unborn. Every American who is part of this movement owes a debt of gratitude to Henry Hyde for the example he gave of fighting for the unborn."Online at:

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