In a perfect example of the stark differences between himself and President-elect Joe Biden, President Donald Trump has signed a presidential proclamation declaring January 22 of 2021 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
Where Biden has promised to codify Roe v. Wade into law and repeal the Hyde Amendment, a rule that prohibits paying for abortions with federal taxpayer funds, Trump has steadfastly used his office to prevent taxpayers from having blood on their hands through being forced to pay for abortion.
“Every human life is a gift to the world. Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God,” Trump said in the proclamation, issued on Monday. “The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.”
“This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives,” Trump went on, denouncing the Roe v. Wade ruling. “But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care.”
“Because of the devotion of countless pro-life pioneers, the call for every person to recognize the sanctity of life is resounding more loudly in America than ever before,” the president stated. “Over the last decade, the rate of abortions has steadily decreased, and today, more than three out of every four Americans support restrictions on abortion.”
Trump proceeded to remind readers of his administration’s pro-life accomplishments, including the reinstitution of President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy, which prohibits non-governmental organizations receiving American taxpayer money for family planning programs from promoting abortion.
“The sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems,” the president went on. “When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom.”
“Since the beginning, my Administration has been dedicated to lifting up every American, and that starts with protecting the rights of the most vulnerable in our society — the unborn,” the president continued. “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we promise to continue speaking out for those who have no voice. We vow to celebrate and support every heroic mother who chooses life. And we resolve to defend the lives of every innocent and unborn child, each of whom can bring unbelievable love, joy, beauty, and grace into our Nation and the entire world.”
The president concluded, pleading with Congress “to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to 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.”
While a Democrat-controlled Congress is unlikely to heed the president’s call, his message is no less valid and significant, especially given that D.C.’s March for Life event will be held online-only.
These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected. (4/6)
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 15, 2021
“In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different,” March for Life said in a statement explaining the decision to shift the massive pro-life march to a virtual format this year.
“The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually,” the statement read. “We will invite a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year.
“These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected,” the statement added.
Folks, I don’t know what God has in store for the precious preborn bearers of His image in this nation for the next four years. All I know is that He holds each of them dear in His perfect will, which we must align ourselves with as we go about the Lord’s business here on earth.
No matter what any powers or principalities may dictate, we will never cease to obey our mighty God in His call to protect “the least of these.”
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