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Trump’s Historic Speech to March for Life

Abortion Is ‘Wrong, It Has to Change’

Lianne Laurence
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — In the first-ever live streamed address of a sitting president to the March for Life, Republican President Donald Trump vowed his administration will work to uphold the sanctity of life.

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Trump tells the marchers he is "proud and honored" to address them; his speech was streamed live to the hundreds of thousands of marchers

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“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” the president told cheering crowds of hundreds of thousands that packed Washington Mall Friday.

This year’s March for Life, which organizers say is the “largest annual human rights demonstration in the world,” marks 45 years since the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling on January 22, 1973, struck down abortion laws.

Since that time, an estimated 60 million children in the womb have been legally killed in the United States.

“As you all know, Roe versus Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world,” Trump told the crowd in a speech live streamed from the White House Rose Garden.

The United States is “one of only seven countries to allow elective late term abortions along with China, North Korea and others,” he said.

“It is wrong, it has to change.”

A movement born out of love

In his upbeat address, Trump praised the pro-life movement, listed his administration’s pro-life accomplishments, and pointed to signs of hope.

“Americans are more and more pro-life, you see that all the time,” Trump said. “In fact, only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.”

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A massive crowds of pro-lifers filled Washington DC's main avenue in the largest march to date

“The March for Life is a movement born out of love, you love your families you love your neighbors, you love our nation,” Trump told the crowd. “And you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.”

“We know that life is the greatest miracle of all, we see it in the eyes of every new mother,” added the president, a father of five children.

“I want to thank every person here today who works with such big hearts and tireless devotion to make sure parents have the care and support they need to choose life,” he said. “Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their God-given potential.”

While Trump is the first president to directly address the March by live-stream video, two former Republican presidents phoned into the March to express support; Ronald Reagan in 1987, and George W. Bush in 2003 and 2004.

The theme of this year’s March for Life is “Love Saves Lives.”

High marks for Trump for pro-life stance

Operation Rescue recently named Trump its 2017 “pro-life person of the year.”

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To large applause, Rep. Chris Smith announced that Congress passed a bill to protect babies born alive during botched abortions

Since taking office, Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prevents U.S. foreign aid from going to organizations that commit or promote abortion abroad. He has signed a law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood, appointed a number of strong pro-life advocates to key Administration positions, and ended Obama's HHS contraception and abortion pill mandate requiring employers to violate their consciences.

Since Trump took office, the U.S. has stood up for the right to life at the United Nations. Trump pulled the U.S. out of a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT United Nations agency, UNESCO.

When he declared November 2017 National Adoption Month, Trump said, “no child in America – born or unborn – is unwanted or unloved.”

He has slammed forced abortion and infanticide in North Korea, appointed conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, and actively supported defunding abortion business Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, in what pro-life advocates are hailing as a huge victory, the U.S. House voted earlier in the day to pass a bill protecting babies born alive during botched abortions. Trump has promised to sign the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act into law when it comes to his desk.

“The Trump administration is already shaping up to be the most pro-life in history,” David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, told LifeSiteNews. That was echoed by Vice President Mike Pence in his introduction of Trump.

Trump is the “most pro-life president in American history,” Pence asserted.

Condensed video of the March

To show the massive numbers of pro-lifers from around the nation that participated in the 2018 March for Life, Students for Life of America put together a 60-second-time-lapse video of the March from start to finish. Watch it here.

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Pro-lifers from around the country join to march against abortion
Photos from LifeSiteNews.com coverage of the 2018 March for Life

This article was first published in
LifeSiteNews.com on January 19, 2018

Posted January 22, 2018


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