Trump Proclaims National Sanctity of Human Life Day
The March For Life may not number in the millions, but their victims do.
And President Trump notices.
On Tuesday, he issued a proclamation on National Sanctity of Human Life Day, which coincided with the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
In his presidential proclamation on National #SanctityofHumanLifeDay Pres. @realDonaldTrump said, "our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death." https://t.co/tHNngOrhxH
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) January 22, 2020
“Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value,” Trump stated. “Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended.”
Trump’s proclamation came just days before the massive March For Life in Washington, D.C., the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world.
While he acknowledged that the number and rate of abortions decreased by 24 percent and 26 percent, respectively, from 2007-2016, he also insisted that Americans should not stop fighting for life.
“All Americans should celebrate this decline in the number and rate of abortions, which represents lives saved,” Trump said. “Still, there is more to be done, and, as President, I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn.”
Trump is also working internationally to build a coalition to dispel abortion as a fundamental human right.
So far, he’s assembled 24 nations representing more than 1 billion people that oppose projects attempting to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.
“And we will never tire of defending innocent life — at home or abroad,” he said.
He acknowledged those families who experience unexpected pregnancies, those who provide healing to those experiencing abortion, and those who welcome children into homes through foster care and adoption.
Trump urged Congress to join him in protecting and defending the dignity of human life.
He also asked Americans “listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.”