Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency and current re-election campaign, the pro-life community has been split in their support for him. Many pro-lifers feel like even though President Trump defends life, he is an unfit president in other ways; however, others appreciate his outspoken action against abortion as well as his other stances and actions. As the anniversary of the landmark case Roe v. Wade draws near, President Donald Trump took a stand for life once again, and proclaimed the case's anniversary, January 22nd, “National Sanctity of Life Day.”
Roe v. Wade and the lesser-known sister case, Doe v. Bolton, drastically changed abortion legislation in the United States. These cases opened the doors to women’s alleged right to abortion and allowed inhumane late-term abortion procedures to be performed. Both women in these cases became pro-life and deeply regret their roles in changing the course of history. Roe and Doe were taken advantage of by the abortion industry and spent the rest of their lives fighting to overturn the court rulings.
The proclamation President Trump signed Monday, January 20th stated:
“Every person — born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value. Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended.”
This is not the first time a president has declared January 22nd National Sanctity of Life Day. Former president Ronald Reagan annually declared this an official day as well as presidents George Bush and George W. Bush. Donald Trump has also previously proclaimed National Sanctity of Life Day in 2018 and 2019.
The 2020 proclamation read,
“On National Sanctity of Life Day, we celebrate the wonderful gift of life and renew our resolve to build a culture where life is always revered.”
This is not the first time President Trump has fought for life. In 2019 he assured pro-life voters he would veto any pro-choice legislation during his presidency. The current president of the March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, has taken note and praised Trump, saying that in terms of creating pro-life policy, “he has done more for the pro-life movement than any other president.” This is a major compliment from a prominent leader in the pro-life community. Prior to Donald Trump’s presidency, there has never been another president or vice president to attend the March for Life. In fact, one of his first acts as president was to reinstate the Mexico City policy which prohibits taxpayer money from going towards abortion services overseas.
For too long the nation’s leaders have been afraid to take a stand on abortion and truly fight. With a president like Donald Trump willing to fight for life, American society will be closer to abolishing abortion for good.