Praise for Big Pro-Life Push by Trump Administration
Colorado Springs—Today marks the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., nearly one year of President Trump’s administration, and a big week in the fight to protect life and end abortion.
Today, President Trump became the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life live via satellite video, praising prolifers for their decades of dedication to protecting the preborn: “TheMarch for Life is a movement born out of love. You believe that every child is a precious gift from God…Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their God-given potential.”
Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also today issued a letter ending the Obama Administration’s attempt to force states to include abortion providers in taxpayer-funded Medicaid programs, as well as a new proposed rule to protect doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from being forced to participate in abortions. These HHS actions follow the Department’s major announcement of a new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” in their Office of Civil Rights, charged with enforcing statutes that protect individuals and organizations from being compelled to participate in procedures such as abortion, sterilization, and assisted suicide when it would violate their religious beliefs or moral convictions.
At the March for Life, President Trump also called on the Senate to send the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” to his desk, pledging to sign it. The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which preborn children can feel pain. The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks—including North Korea and China.
For the prolife community, President’s Trump’s actions demonstrate a commitment to life and a stark departure from President Obama’s pro-abortion policies and his prayer that God would “bless Planned Parenthood”—the nation’s largest abortion provider, responsible for aborting 321,384 preborn children according to their latest report.
“We are grateful that President Trump is serious about protecting life in America. Family Policy Alliance cares about electing prolife leaders and helping pass strong prolife laws in D.C. and in every state of the country because we care about the lives saved—and because each of those lives is an individual loved by and made in the image of our God,” said Paul Weber, President & CEO for Family Policy Alliance on today’s 45th annual March for Life.
“Roe v. Wade isn’t the final say on the life issue. Men and women of faith around our country who are committed to taking action will be the final say in protecting life and ending abortion,” Weber concluded.
Paul Weber is available for comment by contacting Autumn Leva, firstname.lastname@example.org.