Trump Receives ‘Courageous Witness For Life’ Award From Pro-Life Group
President receives award for advocating pro-life values
President Donald Trump received accolades from the pro-life group Hosea Initiative earlier this week for supporting pro-life values throughout his presidency.
“The Hosea Initiative officially awarded President Trump their first Bernard N. Nathanson, MD ‘Courageous Witness for Life’ Award at their gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday,” The Christian Post reported.
“The award was named after a medical professional who founded the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1969, but later became an outspoken pro-life activist.”
The secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson, accepted the award on behalf of Trump while praising attendees at the ceremony.
“This is obviously something that is very near and dear to my heart as a physician spending so much time working on little babies,” said Carson.
Carson went on to share a moving story about a woman who almost aborted her baby:
“Now she’s a beautiful, articulate, completely independent young person, and that’s why no one will ever convince me that what is in a mother’s womb is a meaningless bunch of cells,” said Carson.
In one of his first acts as president, he reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to international groups that promote or provide abortions overseas.
The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars.
Trump and his administration have made a number of changes to protect those who morally object to abortions, expanding conscience protections for pro-life medical workers and increasing religious exemptions for Obamacare.
His administration also intervened to stop the United Nations from supporting abortion in a resolution about sexual violence.
In 2018, under his leadership, the State Department removed references to the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby from a global human rights report as well.
Fewer women than at any time in the last 46 years are choosing to have an abortion, according to a new report on Wednesday from the Guttmacher Institute.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) September 19, 2019
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Trump earlier this year was endorsed by the National Right to Life Committee, the largest pro-life group in the United States, for president in 2020.
Carol Tobias, NRLC President, in a statement at the time:
“From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled."
Trump also became the first president to ever address the March for Life.
Trump said in his Rose Garden speech in 2018:
“Today, tens of thousands of families, students, and patriots, and really just great citizens, gather here in our nation’s capital."
“You come from many backgrounds, many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause: to build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished."
"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 that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.”