Pastor Barry’s comments on Right To Life Presidential Speech: January 24, 2020
While a partisan congress spends their third day in the Senate spinning a web of innuendo and assumptions to catch a “fly”, “the Eagle” swooped down to the Washington Mall where thousands of Americans gathered in opposition to our nation’s genocide on the unborn and became the first president in U.S. history to speak at the event since its inception 47 years ago. The March for Life marks the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Until this week, the highest-ranking White House official to attend March for Life was Vice President Mike Pence, who has gone every year since 2017. Other presidents have delivered remarks over the phone, but never attended in person.
“Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” said President Trump to cheers from the crowd, pointing to two Supreme Court justices and dozens of federal judges that he has nominated in his three years in office. President Trump has in the past called himself “very pro-choice,” but since becoming president has identified as “pro-life” and pushed policies that support efforts to end abortion on demand in America. “From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, in a statement announcing the president’s appearance.
Haters will say that the president only attended the event to take the public’s eyes off of the impeachment hearings; however, they choose to forget the fact that at last year’s March For Life he sent his vice president and a video-taped message of himself to address the crowd. Haters will say that the president only addressed the crowd to stir up votes for him in the upcoming 2020 elections. These same people should take a hard look at all that this president has done and continues to do fight against abortion in his first term. Still, others will say “wasn’t the president once pro-choice?” His own answer was “yes” in an interview in 2011; however, He said that one of the main reasons he changed his mind on the issue is because close personal friends chose to keep their child rather than have an abortion.
I can understand this change of mind and change of heart because I also use to be pro-choice until a “close personal friend” vehemently disagreed with me. She presented me with information, facts and questions that I had never really considered before. Among those questions I was asked: “When does one human being ever have the right to murder another for convenience?” Today, like my president, I proudly call myself “pro-life.” For more information facts and questions to consider regarding abortion go to nrlc.org
People do change their minds, even presidents and pastors. I John 1:8-10 says: 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” I thank God that our president has changed his mind about abortion and am proud that he is doing so much to change the laws regarding it in America. I pray that the nation will change too and that one day “life” will be the right once again for all Americans, both born and unborn.