WASHINGTON–Today, National Right to Life praised pro-life President Trump for his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.
“We thank and praise President Trump for his continuing leadership on preserving and defending the right to life for all innocent human life,” stated Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “His remarks today at the U.N. General Assembly serve to remind world leaders that abortion is not an international right.”
In what was a first for a sitting U.S. president, President Trump spoke directly at the U.N. about the issue of abortion, saying:
“Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”
President Trump has an extensive pro-life record. He first restored the “Mexico City Policy,” which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change the abortion laws of host countries. He later expanded the policy, now called “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,” to prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry.
The Trump Administration also cut off funding for the United Nations Population Fund due to that agency’s involvement in China’s forced abortion program. Additionally, President Trump instructed the Secretary of State to apply pro-life conditions to a broad range of health-related U.S. foreign aid.