At National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump affirms “Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven”

By Dave Andrusko

The ultimate one-two punch. A memorable State of the Union speech built around respect for life and opposition to infanticide Tuesday night followed this morning by an equally powerful address at the National Prayer Breakfast.

You can watch President Donald Trump as he delivered his remarks here and/or read the speech here.

The President was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress, and numerous members of the President’s cabinet. Although he receives great (and unthinking) criticism for it, President Trump has and is a great defender of religious freedom at home and abroad.

“As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, we must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life,” President Trump said. “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.” He continued

“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven [great applause]. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you… Before you were born, I set you apart.’

As we reported in multiple posts Wednesday, in the State of the Union address, President Trump fearlessly criticized the abortion-on-demand law passed in New York and sternly called Va. Gov. Ralph Northam to task for saying that babies who survive abortions need only be made “comfortable.” Anything beyond this, the governor said, is up to the mother and the abortionist.

These words delivered in the House of Representatives Tuesday night will never be forgotten by pro-lifers;

There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.

We are reposting a story that first ran in 2010 to remind you the difference it makes to have a pro-life President addressing the National Prayer Breakfast.