President Trump became the first President in American history to make live remarks to participants at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Trump spoke Friday to the hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers who descended on the nation's capital to memorialize the 45th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision legalizing the killing of children in their mother's womb.
In remarks delivered from the Rose Garden, President Trump described the March for Life as a "movement born out of love."
"You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred--that every child is a precious gift from God."
Trump announced the creation of a new federal agency dedicated to protecting the conscience rights of pro-life doctors and nurses, as described in the adjacent story.
He also reaffirmed his desire to sign legislation banning abortion after 2o weeks of pregnancy, the point at which it is believed that the preborn child is able to experience extreme pain from the violence of an abortion "procedure."
Among those joining Trump in the Rose Garden presentation was Missourian Kelsey Hedges. A student at the University of Missouri, Kelsey learned she was pregnant with twins through an ultrasound done at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Rolla
"I was in love from the moment I laid eyes on both of them. Izabella and Brielle are such a blessing in my life. I thank God often for my girls and for PRC, who saved me and my pregnancy."
"This kind of hope is the true gift of this incredible movement, " the President stated. "It is the gift of friendship, the gift of mentorship, and the gift of encouragement, love, and support. And most importantly, the gift of life itself. That is why we march. That is why we pray."
On the same day as pro-lifers assembled on the National Mall, the U.S. House approved a bill called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
The legislation would establish criminal penalties for abortionists who fail to provide medical care to infants who survive failed abortions.
In remarks on the floor of the House, Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler spoke of nurses standing outside the chambers who had experienced the trauma of watching babies born and then put in plastic bags and suffocated to death.
The bill would institute penalties for the intentional killing of a born-alive child of up to five years in prison.