From the beginning of his Presidency, President Trump has committed his Administration to protecting life. He has already made good on that promise time and time again, but now he has made history, standing up for the voiceless unborn at our nation’s largest annual pro-life rally.
President Trump has now become the first sitting United States President to appear at the March for Life, the annual pro-life rally held in Washington D.C. to protest Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court’s unconscionable 1973 ruling that legalized the murder of unborn babies.
While previous President’s on both sides of the aisle have claimed to be pro-life, none has ever appeared at the March for Life, the biggest pro-life rally in the country.
Addressing the enormous crowd, President Trump said:
All of us here today understand an eternal truth: every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life. When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation. When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. One life changes the world.
This President has indeed taken incredible strides, advancing the fight for life further than any of his predecessors. As we’ve previously reported, and he referenced today in his speech, President Trump reinstated Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City Policy to prohibit the use of U.S. taxpayer money in foreign aid to organizations that either fund or promote abortions around the world.
And we told you how he made good on his promise to cut Title X funding to any organizations that provide or promote abortion services, stripping abortion giant Planned Parenthood of $60 million in taxpayer funding every year. Not only did the ACLJ file legal comments supporting this regulation, but we asked ACLJ members to submit your own comments, and you responded in droves, submitting 13,000 individual comments, accounting for more than 10% of all comments received.
At the March for Life, President Trump reiterated the same commitments to defending life and religious liberty that he made when he took office and has stuck to so faithfully:
I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policies or encourages the destruction of human life. At the United Nations I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life.
Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House . . . we have taken decisive action to protect religious liberty. Religious liberty has been under attack all over the world, and frankly very strongly attacked in our nation. But we are stopping it.
And there is still much work to be done. In 2019, Planned Parenthood received a record-high $616,800,000.00 in taxpayer support, and yet reported its second most profitable year in the despicable organization’s history. Worst of all, it broke its own abortion record, reporting 345,672 babies aborted last year alone.
And the abortion lobby is pushing horrific extreme abortion legislation all over the nation. The President mentioned horrific late term abortion laws being proposed, like the one passed in New York last year. He even pointed out the pro-abortion governor of Virginia you’ve heard us talk about, who advocated for horrific infanticide. We filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands to force the State of Virginia to produce all records regarding this extreme legislation.
Over the last 47 years, tens of millions of defenseless babies have been killed as the result of Roe v. Wade. All those lives that never got a chance to shine. They could have become doctors who cured diseases, or teachers who inspired thousands of future leaders. Or they could have just been your neighbor, or your friend. It’s utterly heartbreaking.
The ACLJ will continue to fight to end taxpayer funded abortion on demand, defend the free speech and liberty of pro-life medical professionals and volunteers, and above all, to save innocent unborn babies.
The President perfectly encapsulated the essence of why we wage this battle for life:
We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve. The dreams they will imagine. The masterpieces they will create. The discoveries they will make. But we know this, every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting. And above all we know that every human soul is divine, and every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of almighty God. Together we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land.
And so we fight on, knowing that the full weight of the U.S. Presidency stands behind us.
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