Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House team reflected Wednesday on the many pro-life accomplishments achieved during the Trump administration.
“I believe a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirm, the disabled, and the unborn,” Pence said.
“President Trump said early in our administration, and I quote, ‘every person is worth protection, every human life, born and unborn is made in the holy image of Almighty God.’ In this administration, it’s always been about life,” he recalled,
The Vice President mentioned how Trump stopped American dollars from going overseas to pay for promoting abortions in foreign lands and, back here in the United States, helped deal a financial blow to America’s number one abortion provider.
“I had the honor of casting the tie-breaking vote in the United States Senate to allow every state in America to defund Planned Parenthood. And President Trump signed it into law,” Pence said.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany made it personal, talking about holding her newborn daughter as McEnany accepted the job of press secretary.
“I started to cry because I was like ‘I’m going to miss my little baby,’ and my tears started to fall on her face,” McEnany recalled. “And all of a sudden she let out what I swear was her first smile. And it was God’s way of saying, ‘You go do what you need to do.’ And I’ll tell you what this president did when he first offered me the job. He said, ‘Is your daughter going to be okay?’ Because he is a president that supports moms. He’s a president that supports life.’
McEnany spoke of watching her daughter develop in the womb through ultrasounds.
It further solidified her belief that, as McEnany put it, “Babies are babies at the moment of conception…no excuses. And it is not about a woman’s right to choose; it is about a human being’s right to live.”
In his remarks, the Vice President also hailed the more than 200 pro-life judges and three Supreme Court justices President Trump’s put on the bench. A legacy Pence said that will affect generations.
Pence recalled Trump saying as a candidate, “‘I will protect life and the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court, and putting people in the Court,’ he said, and he promised, ‘I will appoint judges that will be pro-life,’ and that’s just what he’s done.”
Pence wrapped up his comments to a White House audience that included members of 23 major pro-life organizations, saying, “I believe what we’ve demonstrated over these past four years is that when men and women who cherish the sanctity of life come together, let their voices be heard…when we rally behind great leaders at every level who will stand without apology for life, we can make extraordinary progress.”
“I know what all of you know as well: that He who said ‘before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,’ that’s about life. And we do well in this movement to always remind ourselves that when we make the cause for life our cause, we make His work on this earth our very own,” he concluded.