NewsJan 22, 2018 by Abigail Sanchez
In a national address on Friday, President Donald Trump proclaimed today, January 22, 2018, the National Sanctity of Human Life Day in America. His address spoke to the importance of protecting every human life, particularly those of unborn children.
"Much of the greatest suffering in our Nation’s history — and, indeed, our planet’s history — has been the result of disgracefully misguided attempts to dehumanize whole classes of people based on these immutable characteristics. We cannot let this shameful history repeat itself in new forms," our President began, "and we must be particularly vigilant to safeguard the most vulnerable lives among us."
This president, who was the first president to ever speak at the annual March for Life, shared his beliefs that every person has dignity and value, and that no person should ever be "discarded as 'non-human'".
This value for each life, President Trump states, is what America was built on. Though it obviously was imperfectly executed in American history, it's the principle our Founding Fathers fought to instill in this nation. And "Today," Trump continues, "it moves us to promote the health of pregnant mothers and their unborn children. It animates our concern for single moms; the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled; and orphan and foster children. It compels us to address the opioid epidemic and to bring aid to those who struggle with mental illness. It gives us the courage to stand up for the weak and the powerless."
Our President says this about the principle of the sanctity of life: "It dispels the notion that our worth depends on the extent to which we are planned for or wanted."
In regards to the common argument that children aren't human until they're born, Trump points to scientific discoveries and procedures that are dispelling those lies more and more each day.
"Those images present us with irrefutable evidence that babies are growing within their mothers’ wombs — precious, unique lives, each deserving a future filled with promise and hope," Trump states.
Abortion rates are the lowest they've been in almost 40 years. Medical professionals and advocates are standing up for life like never before, and what's more, our nation's chief leader, Donald Trump is speaking up too.
Just before he declares this day the National Sanctity of Human Life Day, Trump says this to us, "I call on all Americans to reflect on the value of our lives; to respond to others in keeping with their inherent dignity; to act compassionately to those with disabilities, infirmities, or frailties; to look beyond external factors that might separate us; and to embrace the common humanity that unites us."
God is already blessing America.
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