On Thursday night, the pro-life nonprofit organization, Save the Storks, threw their annual Save the Storks gala in Washington, D.C.
Many well-known pro-life activists were in attendance including NFL tight-end Benjamin Watson, Katrina Jackson, a pro-life democrat and Louisiana
State Representative, former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and key-note speaker Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Huckabee-Sanders, who was the first mom to ever serve as the White House Press Secretary, explained how that position was one of the most challenging things in her life, as well as one of the greatest honors.
“Still no matter what, the greatest role and the greatest job I’ve ever had is that of being a mom,” she pointed out in her keynote address.
“So many times, people have asked me, ‘Sarah how did you manage to be both a mom and working in the white house?'”
The mother of three under the age of seven explained that in order to do this, she tried to include them as much as possible. When she could bring them with her to events, she did. When she could bring them to the White House, she did.
Huckabee-Sanders shared a few stories about different times she brought her children to the White House and the comedic run-ins they had with the president.
“I’m so proud of all the things this administration has done for the pro-life cause,” she expressed. “You’ll never hear about it because the media won’t write it. They don’t want to cover the good things because that’s not entertaining, that’s not fun to watch but it matters and it impacts every single one of us.”
“Despite all of the adversity, all of the negative, and all of the nastiness, this president has done more for the pro-life movement than any president, or any administration in the history of this country,” Huckabee-Sanders said, the audience applauding.
“Tomorrow, the president will become the first president in the history of this country to go to the march for life,” she added.
She further pointed out that while there are many challenges that the pro-life movement faces, there is confidence in the message.
“The pro-life movement faces many challenges. Many of you know, and a lot we’ve talked about tonight,” she explained. “But I don’t think the movement has ever been stronger than it is right now.”
“I don’t think there is any greater cause or message that brings people together than the cause of life, and its something that makes America special, unique, and different because we value life,” she added. “
We finally have a president who is also courageously standing up and protecting it, and doing everything he can to make sure every American remembers it.”
The former Press Secretary pointed out that despite the challenges that might arise, it’s important to remember that God is in control.”
“But no matter what adversary we are facing, no matter what challenges are in our path, there is one thing we have to remember, it’s not the government that gives us power, it’s not the government that makes good decisions, it’s not the government that runs things, ultimately there is one thing that matters above all else, that God is in control.”
“When we trust in Him, the other things come together very easily,” she said, adding, “This was reinforced for me every day that I worked in the White House.”
Huckabee-Sanders pointed out that just because God is in control, it doesn’t mean Christians can just sit back and do nothing.
“Just because God is in control, it doesn’t mean we don’t have a part to play, she added. “That we don’t have a role in this great big world. God is in control of it, but that doesn’t mean evil doesn’t exist in it.
She encouraged Christians to take responsibility and respond to the evils of the world, by standing up and fighting back.
“Life is worth fighting for, it’s worth protecting, it’s what defines us as a culture and as a country and what makes us special. Let’s go out tonight and be the somebodies that do something,” she concluded.
Save the Storks is a pro-life nonprofit organization that works to empower women and show them that abortion is not the only choice they have. They operate under the mission statement, “we believe that together, abortion could be made unthinkable in our lifetime,” and use advocacy and awareness, stork buses, church engagement, as well as supporting pregnancy centers to achieve that mission.