Trump Speaks at March for Life

Jan 24, 2020

Today, we witnessed a first in American history – a sitting President of the United States addressing the March for Life. And delivering a powerful defense and policy statement for the unborn.

It brings tears to the eyes.

In all the work we do and the battles we face, at the core of this battle is the fight for and against God. And key to this battle is the fight for the sanctity of human life made in God's image.

The efforts of millions like you to win the fight for life took a huge step forward today.

The most pro-life president in U.S. history spoke movingly about his commitment to protecting the unborn. Let me share a favorite line from his speech—and why I believe that Roe v. Wade will be overturned. With your generous help, we're working toward that day. –Mat

President Donald Trump did today what no pro-life American president has ever done. Not Ronald Reagan, Not George H.W. Bush. And not George W. Bush.

They phoned in their support to the March for Life. But today President Trump showed up in person—and not begrudgingly to offer a few platitudes.

Instead, the president offered an inspired speech. Here's an especially moving passage . . . 

Together, we must cherish and defend the dignity of every human life. When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God's creation. When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul.

And that's not all, the president added:

Every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of almighty God. Together, we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land.

+  +  President Trump walks his talk

That's more than mere talk.

The president has a long list of pro-life achievements. And today he added to the list. Not just by speaking to the world's largest pro-life gathering on the Washington Mall. But by notifying the state of California today that it is in violation of federal conscience law because it mandates that ALL insurance plans—including for churches—must cover abortion.

California now faces the loss of federal funding through the Department of Health and Human Services if it refuses to comply.

California's abortion insurance mandate, by the way, stems from Planned Parenthood. The abortion giant pressured California's Department of Managed Health Care to alter its regulations to require religious groups—regardless of their moral or religious objections—to include coverage for abortion.

+  +  Planned Parenthood muscle

That shows Planned Parenthood's absolute commitment to killing preborn babies—and its political muscle. It marshalled that clout to get California's attorney general Xavier Becerra to investigate and indict our client Sandra Merritt.

Becerra indicted Sandra on 15 criminal counts for the crime of doing journalism. Sandra and her colleague David Daleiden uncovered Planned Parenthood's heinous trade in cannibalized baby body parts. But instead of winning a Pulitzer, Sandra now faces years behind bars.

No California journalist has ever been charged for an undercover investigation. But new rules apply when it comes to abortion—and when a politically powerful abortion business is the one exposed.

Planned Parenthood also sued Sandra for millions. Because of a biased judge who helped found a Planned Parenthood clinic and directed the jury to find against Sandra and her co-defendants, we lost at the trial level. But we're appealing.

This two-pronged civil and criminal fight to defend Sandra is one of the most important pro-life battles in decades. Sandra and David's undercover videos showed abortion workers picking through glass trays filled with the lungs, livers, arms, legs of aborted children.

The gruesome truth they revealed takes us closer to the day when legal abortions ends in America. And I believe it will. I believe Roe v. Wade will be overturned.

+  +  I believe Roe will be overturned

Back in 1979, Dr. Jerry Falwell formed the Moral Majority and one chief reason was to be a voice for the voiceless unborn. Back then, as a Moral Majority pamphlet noted, there had already been more than seven million abortions committed in America under Roe. Today, that number has reached 62 million.

But working together, we can see abortion end. Let me quote U.S. Attorney General William Barr. In his first tenure as Attorney General, Barr declared in 1992,

"I think that Roe v. Wade will ultimately be overturned. I think it'll fall of its own weight. It does not have any constitutional underpinnings."

Like General Barr, I believe that Roe, which has unleashed so much death, trauma and grief into our nation, will be overturned.

God placed this conviction in my heart several years ago. It will happen, but we must fight and be prepared.

And to wage this fight, I ask for your help.

As you may know, Liberty Counsel does not charge the individuals we represent. We're only able to do this because of the generosity of people like you who love life and love liberty.

Will you make a gift today to help us defend Sandra and fight in courts across America for life, liberty, and the family?

Your generosity is crucial—especially now as we have a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity to return legal protection to the unborn.

Please consider a gift today of 35, 50, 100 or 250 dollars!

Thank you for standing for the unborn and for partnering with us in defense of our God-given liberties!

Defending the unborn,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel