Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Will Trump Draw More People to the March for Life?

            Tomorrow will be the annual March for Life, which just happens to be an enormous march in Washington, D.C. There may have been 200,000-300,000 marchers in 2019, and the march this year may be just as huge.

            President Donald Trump is a pro-life president. He addressed the March for Life event previously by video, but he plans to present live remarks for the 2020 event. If he does attend, he will be the first sitting President to attend the March for Life personally. Will his personal attendance increase the number of marchers? Only time will tell.

            One thing is certain. President Trump is committed to pro-life values. Even though he has done much to protect the unborn, associating personally with the right-to-life marchers may increase his passion. Steven Ertelt included the following paragraphs in his article about Trump.

Last year, Trump told thousands of pro-life advocates at the March for Life that he plans to veto any bill that would promote abortion.

“Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto,” Trump said. “And we have the support to uphold those vetoes.”

“We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting… 

“As president, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life,” Trump said in remarks recorded in the Oval Office, a right he said extended to “unborn children.”

            Personally, I hope that the size of the marching crowd doubles and even triples from last year. I cannot be there in person, but I am grateful for those who choose to march to protect the lives of unborn children.

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