Pro-lifers celebrate President Trump’s life-affirming State of the Union message

By Dave Andrusko

 Two dominate thoughts competing in my mind last night as I watched President Trump deliver his third State of the Union Address.

First, this is about the 25th or so SOTU message I’ve observed. (Yes, I’ve been around a while.) Whether it be based on style or substance—in this case, Mr. Trump’s message had both—it’s difficult to remember a more compelling address which (according to Nielsen) 46.8 million Americans tuned in to see Tuesday night.

Second, by the time of the SOTU, the Democrats in Iowa still had not figured out what had happened Monday in the caucuses. The contrast was hard to miss.

In the for what it’s worth department, today, when I went to the Real Clear Politics website at 2:45 PM, just 74% of vote had been tabulated. What do we see?

Sen. Bernie Sanders had won 24.3% of the vote with Mayor Pete Buttigieg second at 21.5%. In third place, Sen. Elizabeth Warren carried 18.6% of  the vote, well ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden at 14.8%. Finishing fifth was Sen. Amy Klobuchar at 12.7%. 

Back to the speech which NRLC President Carol Tobias attended as a guest of pro-life South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. You could gauge just how powerful Mr. Trump’s message was by the hysteria-meter which was on full-blast, before, during, and afterwards. 

When the slurs were not deeply personal, the lesson from the accounts was that there was nothing he said that couldn’t be “fact-checked” out of existence or ignored. You don’t often venom this pure.

Then to make matters worse for the Trump-hating Washington Post, there was a story that ran under the headline, “Senate poised to acquit Trump as he radiates vindication.” Three years+ in trying to overturn the results of the 2016 election, all for naught. 

President Trump was low-key, intense, but also proud of his accomplishments. Among the many master strokes, the President brought in a living, breathing human being to illustrate the statement he was making or the policy recommendation he would make to Congress.

Ellie Schneider with mom Robin
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

For example, there is  Ellie Schneider:

As we pray for all who are sick, we know that America is constantly achieving new medical breakthroughs.  In 2017, doctors at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City delivered one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive.  Born at just 21 weeks and 6 days, and weighing less than a pound, Ellie Schneider was a born fighter.  Through the skill of her doctors and the prayers of her parents, little Ellie kept on winning the battle of life.  Today, Ellie is a strong, healthy two-year-old girl sitting with her amazing mother Robin in the Gallery.  Ellie and Robin, we are glad to have you with us tonight.  (Applause.)

Ellie reminds us that every child is a miracle of life.  And thanks to modern medical wonders, 50 percent of very premature babies delivered at the hospital where Ellie was born now survive.  It’s an incredible thing.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)

Our goal should be to ensure that every baby has the best chance to thrive and grow just like Ellie.  That is why I’m asking Congress to provide an additional $50 million to fund neonatal research for America’s youngest patients.  (Applause.)

I don’t know if Democrats stood to applaud, but they may have.

Then the President brilliantly illustrated the continuity of life and the incongruity of Democrats who endorse late-term abortions:

That is why I’m also calling upon members of Congress here tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies.  (Applause.)  

I’m sure no Democrat joined their Republican colleagues in applauding that. Then

Whether we are Republican, Democrat, or independent, surely we must all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from God.

Alas, whether any or all of the pro-abortionists running to be the Democrat’s presidential nominee believe that, they still support abortion on demand up through birth, paid for by taxpayers. And, just so we don’t forget, Congressional Democrats are blocking a bill to protect abortion survivors. Failing to treat these children is infanticide by neglect.

A wonderful speech by our pro-life President. If you missed it, you can watch it on YouTube.