President Trump Stands Up for the Unborn

January 25, 2018

Wanting to give a voice to the voiceless in the womb, pro-lifers gather together in D.C. every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the 1973 case that legalized abortion in all 50 states) to protest, grieve, and celebrate life during the March for Life. In the past 45 years of the March for Life, presidents have not given an address to the marchers, except by phone or recorded message a few times. Last Friday, however, President Trump made history by becoming the first sitting president to address the marchers via live video satellite from the White House!

The “big 3” television networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) did not think the March for Life was worth reporting on for long. CBS ignored it, and ABC and NBC only reported on it for 2 minutes, 6 seconds combined, according to the Media Research Center. Apparently, when tens (perhaps hundreds) of thousands of people march on SCOTUS to rally against one of the worst human rights atrocities of our time, it’s not “news-worthy” enough.

Fortunately, the President thought it was worthy of his time. Did you get a chance to hear his speech yet? One of our favorite parts was when he boldly stated, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

The theme of the march this year was “Love Saves Lives,” and the President expanded on that theme in his speech: “The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation and you love every child — born and unborn — because you believe every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.”

That’s exactly right, Mr. President! Pro-lifers are not against abortion because we’re haters of women, but because we’re lovers of life. We want to love women, but we don’t want to limit our love to the women already born—we also want to expand our love to girls and boys in the womb.

The March for Life page exclaims, “Choosing life is not always easy, but it is the loving, empowering, and self-sacrificial option.” Indeed. The loving and empowering option is not to tell a woman, “You can’t handle this; you should take the easy way out and have your baby killed”! Rather, the loving option is to come alongside women, supporting them and reminding them how strong they are: they are strong enough to do the right thing. They are brave enough to choose love.

The most loving thing we can do for others is to lay down our life for them. Sound familiar? I’m just quoting Jesus (John 15:13). He laid down his life for us, and his Love saves the lives of all who call on him.

What are ways that you can love in order to save lives? Here’s a few ideas: we can lay down our lives, giving up time, energy, and money, to support pregnant women. Abortion providers can sacrifice their fat paycheck and quit doing abortions. Women can lay down their lives to carry their babies to term. We can make sacrifices to adopt. What would you add to the list?

As the President said in his speech, it’s time we all come together for “one beautiful cause: to build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished.”

If you missed out on the D.C. march, you can still show your support at the Texas Rally for Life this weekend in Austin!

In Service,

Gary Gates
President and Founder
Texas Citizens Coalition

Gary Gates started the non-profit Texas Citizens Coalition because he has a passion for individual liberty and preserving the Constitution, and it’s a fight he’s engaged in with every facet of his life. He believes a coalition is needed because it takes all of us being actively involved to move our state and country forward. We as citizens must stay informed because We the People are in charge and must hold government accountable. Gary desires to provide Texas citizens a free resource to get useful information about state government from a conservative perspective.
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