(Randy DeSoto – The Western Journal) President Donald Trump quoted the biblical prophet Jeremiah as proof that life begins in the womb at a pro-life event Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.
Trump was well-received by the several hundred in attendance at the annual Susan B. Anthony List Campaign of Life gala, as he became the first president ever on-hand for the occasion.
“When I ran for office, I pledged to stand for life. And as president, that’s exactly what I’ve done. And I have kept my promise, and I think everybody here understands that fully,” Trump said to hearty applause from the audience.
“We celebrate all lives,” he added. “[E]very life is sacred and that every child is a precious gift from God.”
Trump then quoted from the Bible. “As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you … Before you were born, I set you apart,” he said.
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The president said there is really nothing like the feeling a mother and father have when they hold their baby for the first time.
“When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, there is no doubt we see the beauty of the human soul and the mystery of God’s great creation,” he stated.
Trump listed some of the pro-life accomplishments of his administration including reinstituting the Mexico City Policy (banning federal dollars from being used to fund abortions overseas), overturning a federal rule forcing states to fund abortion providers, appointing a record number of pro-life judges, standing up for the religious liberty rights of groups life Little Sisters of the Poor in relation to Obamacare’s mandates, and earlier this month proposing a new rule that would defund clinics that provide abortions. View article →