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President Trump’s speech highlights March for Life

January 24, 2020

"Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," boasted President Donald Trump, as he addressed hundreds of thousands of pro-life demonstrators participating in the March for Life on January 24.

“Every person is worth protecting,” the President told the crowd on the National Mall in Washington. “Every human soul is divine and every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of Almighty God.”

Trump became the first President to appear personally at the March for Life. President Reagan and both Presidents Bush had addressed the March by phone or audio hookups.

Despite amplification, Trump’s speech could not be heard by all of the participants in the March. The crowd, made up primarily of young people, spread out across acres of the Mall.

In his remarks, President Trump touted the policies of his administration, calling special attention to the judges he has appointed to federal courts and promising that they would “apply the Constitution as written.”

The President contrasted the pro-life stand of his administration with that of Democratic Party leaders who “have embraced the most radical and extreme positions” on the issue. He linked the pro-abortion militancy of the Democratic Party with the current drive for his impeachment. “They are coming after me because I am fighting for you,” he said.

 


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  • Posted by: PumpkinPie - Jan. 25, 2020 2:08 PM ET USA

    To: donakows3881 By such standards St. Paul wouldn't have been allowed to write his letters and Mary Magdalene wouldn't be a saint at all. It's impossible to know, but if Trump has been involved in such sins, it is entirely possible he may be quite remorseful. At any rate, he showed up when most US bishops don't bother. Guess they are two busy with the bogus issues of immigration and gun control.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Jan. 25, 2020 2:00 PM ET USA

    donakows3881: I don't view Donald Trump as a saint and am not blind to the political advantage he might gain from speaking at the March For Life. However , your shot is really below the belt. You have no proof to support your inuendo, and I'm really surprised that Catholic Culture would post it.

  • Posted by: donakows3881 - Jan. 24, 2020 10:26 PM ET USA

    "Defender of unborn children?" How many of his "girlfriends" have had a "procedure"?

  • Posted by: FredC - Jan. 24, 2020 9:01 PM ET USA

    The CatholicCulture citation says that Trump polarizes rather than converts. Not so. The pro-abortion people polarize. Trump is telling it the way it is. Almost every Democrat politician votes pro-abortion and almost every Republican politician votes as pro-life as possible, given Roe-Wade.