Last week, President Donald Trump made two announcements that were welcomed by the pro-life movement across the United States.
First, President Trump issued a proclamation designating January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2020. In his proclamation, the President said: “Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.”
In addition, President Trump announced that he planned to attend March for Life 2020 in Washington, DC. This year’s March, which is the 47th in history, has been scheduled for January 24, 2020. If President Trump attends the March as planned, he will be the first president in the history of the United States to do so. The President is already the first sitting president to give a live address at a March for Life; he spoke to March for Life 2018 attendees via satellite from the Rose Garden. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence appeared and spoke at March for Life 2019, and President Trump gave an address via pre-recorded video. In 2017, Vice President Pence became the first vice president in history to attend the March for Life.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms welcomes and appreciates President Trump’s solidarity with the pro-life movement.