The Special Order has begun. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) opened with an eloquence and forcefulness that I'm sure has Henry Hyde smiling.

Once his speech is posted I'll post it here. It is heavy with facts and figures on Planned Parenthood, the largest purveyor of abortion in the world.

Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) followed (confession time here - Rep. Pitts is one of my favorite, if not favorite, Member of Congress) highlighting first the crimes that the abortion lobby has covered - both legal crimes and crimes of humanity. Organizations like Planned Parenthood have been complicit in numerous statutory rapes across the country and, as Rep. Pitts has pointed out, do little to nothing in helping the women who get abortions and are devestated afterwards.

Rep. Pitts compared Rep. Smith to William Wilberforce - it is an apt comparison.