President Donald J. Trump was elected on tax reform, and build the wall agenda, but the man is turning out to be one of the most ardent supporters of life from womb to tomb the United States has ever put in the Oval Office.
The State of the Union Address made an issue of a number of state laws being pushed that tear at the sanctity of human life.
“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” Trump said Tuesday, referring to efforts in Virginia and the newly-passed law in New York making it legal to abort a fetus up until birth. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.”
Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, not forty-eight hours after his triumphant State of the Union, Trump promised to never let down the defenders of life while continuing with the theme.
“We must build a culture that cherishes dignity and sanctity of innocent human life,” Trump said. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven.”
Trump went on to quote scripture, saying: “As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘before I formed you in the womb, I knew you –before you were born, I set you apart.’”…
“Today and every day let us pray for the future of our country, let us pray for courage to pursue justice, and wisdom to forge peace,” Trump said. “For a future where every child is warm ,safe, in a loving home.”
He added: “[Let us] come together for people, the strength of families, the safety of citizens, fulfillment of deepest hopes and highest potential, and let us always give thanks for the miracle of life, creation, and the grace of God.”
And the coup de gras:
“I will never let you down,” the president told his audience — which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “I can say that. Never.”