For the first time in its 47-year history, a U.S. President has spoken at the annual March For Life rally.
President Donald Trump delivered a 15-minute message at the Washington D.C. event on Friday, saying unborn children have “never had a stronger defender in the White House.”
“All of us here understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God,” the President said. “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 – from my family, and I can tell you, I send love, and I send great, great love – and from the first day in office, I have taken historic action to support America’s families and to protect the unborn.
“And during my first week in office, I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy and we issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title X taxpayer funding. I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policy or that 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. As the Bible tells us, each person is wonderfully made.”
In his conclusion, the President went on to say, “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.”
The March For Life rally has been held since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling imposing abortion on demand across the U.S. On Tuesday, the President declared January 22, the anniversary of the ruling, to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.”