Trump Warns United Nations: America Will Continue 'Protecting Unborn Children'
President puts UN on notice during powerful speech
During his powerful speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned that his administration will do everything in its power to continue "protecting unborn children."
President Trump put the UN on notice has he vowed to keep putting "America first" while encouraging other nations to make their own people the priority.
"America will always be a leader in human rights," Trump declared in his speech delivered remotely via video from the White House.
"My administration is advancing religious liberty, opportunity for women, the decriminalization of homosexuality, combatting human trafficking, and protecting unborn children.”
The president further called on the international body to “focus on the real problems of the world.”
He pointed to global issues such as “human and sex trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities.”
Earlier this month, U.N. secretary-general António Guterres declared that the U.N. would “fight” governments such as the Trump administration, which have moved to “further restrict access to abortion” during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Beyond words, the Trump administration has taken concrete actions to combat abortion internationally, namely by not only reinstating, but expanding the Mexico City Policy, which bars America’s $8.8 billion in foreign aid from being distributed to entities that commit abortions.
Last week, the administration proposed an additional rule that applies the policy to international contracts in addition to grants and cooperative agreements.
In January, Donald Trump became the first president to attend the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally.
Trump said it was his "profound honor" to be the first commander-in-chief to attend the pro-life gathering in Washington DC.
The president addressed a supportive March for Life crowd and slammed Democrats, who he said have embraced "radical and extreme positions" on abortion.
"Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," Trump said.
"Every life brings love into this world.
"Every child brings joy to a family.
"Every person is worth protecting," the president continued.
"When it comes to abortion, Democrats … have embraced the most radical and extreme positions taken and seen in this country for years and decades and you could even say for centuries."
The president also blasted Democrats for supporting "taxpayer-funded abortion all the way to birth."