Last night, President Donald Trump joined pro-life leaders and activists from around the United States as they gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala, The Christian Post reported.
In a speech delivered at the event, President Trump quoted the Old Testament and stated his trust in God for the future of the pro-life movement. He argued that as long as “we keep trusting God,” the pro-life movement will “never fail.”
Hundreds gathered in D.C. for the event hosted by Susan B. Anthony List, the largest and most influential pro-life lobbying group in the United States. Trump, who has been vocal about his pro-life stance since he began campaigning, was an honored guest at the Life Gala.
In his speech, Trump emphasized that “every life has meaning” and “every life is worth protecting.” He then quoted a powerful pro-life passage of scripture: Jeremiah 1:5.
“As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart,'” Trump said.
The president’s speech also detailed how his administration would continue to work hard each day to protect the sanctity of life. He also noted what he and his administration have already done to help protect the unborn in the United States and abroad.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rule that would make amend Title X provisions and essentially prevent abortion providers from receiving federal tax dollars.
“Today, we are making another historic announcement. For decades, American taxpayers have been wrongfully forced to subsidize the abortion industry through Title X federal funding,” Trump said. “So today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions.”
Last year, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Life Gala and expressed the importance of life as God’s creation.
“When a mother and a father hold a new baby in their arms, they are changed forever,” Trump continued. “When a child says, ‘Mommy or Daddy,’ for the first time, there is nothing like it anywhere in the world. No matter what you do, there is nothing like it. When parents watch their children thrive and grow, they are filled with joy beyond words and a love beyond measure. When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, there is no doubt we see the beauty of human soul and the mystery of God’s great creation.”
The president also warned those in attendance that the administration would have to be wary of Washington Democrats who are working hard to reverse the pro-life legislation that his administration has put into place.
“If Democrats gain power, they will try to reverse these incredible gains,” Trump said.
“On [the abortion] issue, like so many other issues, the Democratic Party is far outside the American mainstream, far outside,” he added.
He then discussed one of his main campaign promises, which was to introduce legislation that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks. The GOP-dominated House of Representatives passed said legislation last October, but the bill was blocked by the Senate.
“The United States is one of only seven countries in the world to allow elective abortions after 20 weeks — when unborn babies can truly feel the pain. Yet, Democratic senators … all [except three] voted against the 20-week bill and in favor of late-term abortion,” Trump said Tuesday. “You got to get out and vote. We are nine votes away from passing the 20-week abortion bill in the Senate. The Democratic senators are up for re-election in 10 states that I won by a lot.”
Trump added that when American people “stand for life,” they “stand for the true source of America’s greatness.”
“As long we have faith in our citizens, confidence in our values and trust in our God, then we will never, ever fail,” he asserted. “Our nation will thrive, our people will prosper and America will be greater than ever before. That is what’s happening.”
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser thanked President Trump for his words, calling the speech “encouraging and warmly received.” She noted that it was “a watershed moment,” praising Trump as the most pro-life president the United States has ever had.
“President Trump has embraced the pro-life movement as his own. True to his word, he is governing as the most pro-life president our nation has ever seen,” Dannenfelser said. “He has been a fighter and a champion for unborn children, their mothers, and pro-life taxpayers, and his administration has made unprecedented gains for life. With President Trump leading the charge and the pro-life grassroots energized by his agenda, we are closer than ever to ending the injustice of abortion and restoring a society that protects every mother and child.”
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, received the Susan B. Anthony List’s 2018 Distinguished Leader Award at Tuesday night’s gala.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who survived a horrific shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice last summer, gave a toast called the “Toast for Life” at the event.
Watch President Trump’s full speech below:
(H/T: The Christian Post)