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Four takeaways from President Trump’s very pro-life State of the Union Address

by | Feb 6, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Whether you watched the State of the Union (SOTU) address live last night or read the text and watched a rerun this morning, there was one inescapable conclusion for a pro-lifer: President Trump definitively explained how far into the fever swamp pro-abortion Democrats have marched.

President Trump lambasted embattled pro-abortion Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam who “basically stated he would execute a baby after birth” and called on Congress to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (More below.)

Here are four takeaways.

*If President Trump’s SOTU speech was so good it made the Gettysburg Address seem like a someone reading the Yellow Pages, the Legacy Media would still have hated him and despised its content. They reflexively dismissed his intentions and bashed every assertion literally seconds after he made them by “fact-checking” in real time.

By contrast, there was POLITICO’s real-time analysis of the Democrats’ pointed response delivered by Stacey Abrams who narrowly lost her bid to become governor Georgia. Her attacks were not only reported uncritically, POLITICO, for good measure, also tacked on additional criticisms of the President.

Again, the media as megaphone for pro-abortion Democrats.

*Let me directly quote the President:

There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.

As the President began talking about New York, the camera panned to pro-abortion Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). It would be unfair to say Schumer’s immediate response was a smirk, although it was close. It would not be unfair to say his next move, was to comment in a whisper to a colleague, no doubt to tell him that this was untrue. Or, on second thought, Schumer could easily have said something like , “The Reproductive Health Act was a great victory for choice.”

When President called for Congress “to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb,” Republicans stood and provided one of the loudest ovations of the night. Sometimes—and this was one of those times—the stark difference between Republicans and Democrats is impossible to ignore.

For a long time we have described Democrats as “The Party of Death.”

We didn’t realize they were just getting started.

For her part, Ms. Abrams countered, “America achieves a measure of reproductive justice in Roe v. Wade, but we must never forget, it is immoral to allow politicians to harm women and families to advance a political agenda.”

To Democrats, saving fully developed unborn babies is “immoral.” To Democrats, not treating babies who miraculously survive abortions is “a measure of reproductive justice.”

Justice for babies and infants? For Democrats, not so much. Okay, not at all.

*To give you some idea of how hostile Democrats are to the President, Mr. Trump introduced ICE Special Agent Elvin Hernandez. Because of his work “and that of his colleagues, more than 300 women and girls have been rescued from horror and more than 1,500 sadistic traffickers have been put behind bars in the last year.”

Can anyone not applaud this?

A camera panned to pro-abortion mega-star, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY),.who paused, decided to conference with two colleagues of her own, and then stood to clap for Mr. Hernandez and his colleagues and the 300 women and girls saved from a horrendous fate. Finally

*As Nicholas Fondacaro of Newsbusters explained, a total 76% of the public polled by CNN either had a very positive response (59%) to the SOTU or a somewhat positive response (17%) Less than a quarter (23%) had a negative response to President Trump’s remarks. These numbers were similar to those from CBS News which hates President Trump almost as much as CNN.

It was a great night for our pro-life President. A great night for our Movement. And a great night for the cause of unborn babies.

National Right to Life letter to U.S. House of Representatives, opposing attempt to revive 1972 “Equal Rights Amendment” — Feb. 6, 2019

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