“Embodying the goodness of our Nation”

Police officer and his wife adopt baby of heroin-addicted mother who wanted to find a safe home for her baby

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life President Donald Trump with Ryan, Rebecca and Hope Holets

Elsewhere today we’ve reposted a terrific story from Newsbusters, the gist of which was that last night’s State of the Union address was an overwhelming hit with the public which in order to deny CNN had to disregard its own poll showing 71% positive reaction to President Trump’s first SOTU.

BTW, “Three in four Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight approved of the speech he gave. Just a quarter disapproved,” according to CBS News.

There were a number of powerful moments last night, but from the pro-life perspective, the story that tugged at your heartstrings the most was clearly that of police officer Ryan Holets and wife, Rebecca. President Trump said

As we have seen tonight, the most difficult challenges bring out the best in America.

We see a vivid expression of this truth in the story of the Holets family of New Mexico. Ryan Holets is 27 years old, and an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department. He is here tonight with his wife Rebecca. Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin. When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep. She told him she did not know where to turn, but badly wanted a safe home for her baby.

In that moment, Ryan said he felt God speak to him: “You will do it — because you can.” He took out a picture of his wife and their four kids. Then, he went home to tell his wife Rebecca. In an instant, she agreed to adopt. The Holets named their new daughter Hope.

Ryan and Rebecca: You embody the goodness of our Nation. Thank you, and congratulations.

“The Holets named their new daughter Hope.” When I heard President Trump say that—and watched the expressions on Mr. and Mrs. Holets’ faces—I was instantly reminded of the goodness and generosity of pro-life Americans.

Rebecca Holets held their daughter in her arms and just before the President congratulated them, she kissed Hope on her head.

What a moment. Even the Democrats applauded.