EDITORS' NOTE: The following is excerpted from President Bush's comments in signing the Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act Nov. 5. WASHINGTON (BP)--In passing this legislation, members of the House and Senate made a studied decision based upon compelling evidence. The best case against partial-birth abortion is a simple description of what happens and to whom it happens. It involves the partial delivery of a live boy or girl, and a sudden, violent end of that life. Our nation owes its children a different and better welcome. The bill I am about to sign protecting innocent new life from this practice reflects the compassion and humanity of America.
Tribute in the skies
Honoring the seven astronauts who died aboard Columbia, jets fly over the crowd in a missing man formation during a memorial service at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Photo by White House
HOUSTON (BP)--Their mission was almost complete, and we lost them so close to home. The men and women of the Columbia had journeyed more than 6 million miles and were minutes away from arrival and reunion.
The loss was sudden and terrible, and for their families, the grief is heavy. Our nation shares in your sorrow and in your pride. And today we remember not only one moment of tragedy, but seven lives of great purpose and achievement.
WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush addressed the nation at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 after seven astronauts aboard Columbia were killed when the space shuttle broke apart around 9 a.m. Eastern time in the skies above north-central Texas.
WASHINGTON (BP)--Following is the full text of President Bush's designation of Jan. 19 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day:
ST. LOUIS (BP)--President Bush addressed messengers and guests at the 2002 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention on June 11 at the America's Center in St. Louis. Following is a transcript of the president's remarks:
WASHINGTON (BP)--Welcome to the White House. One of the best things about my job is sometimes I get introduced by my wife, who I love dearly.
EDITORS' NOTE: Following are excerpts from a transcript of remarks by President Bush Feb. 12 on his National Drug Control Strategy. A story about the president's initiative appeared in Baptist Press Feb. 13.
WASHINGTON (BP)--This nation has got some big challenges ahead of her. One big challenge, of course, is to defend freedom, is to remain united as we fight for the very values that we hold so dear.
WASHINGTON (BP)--A great writer has said that the struggle of humanity against tyranny is the struggle of memory against forgetting. When we fight terror, we fight tyranny; and so we remember. We remember the perfect blueness of the sky that Tuesday morning. We remember the children traveling without their mothers when their planes were hijacked.
WASHINGTON (BP)--Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of Congress and fellow Americans.
WASHINGTON (BP)--Today, millions of Americans mourned and prayed, and tomorrow we go back to work. Today, people from all walks of life gave thanks for the heroes; they mourn the dead; they ask for God's good graces on the families who mourn; and tomorrow the good people of America go back to their shops, their fields, American factories, and go back to work.