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A tribute to pro-life President Trump on the last day of his Administration

by | Jan 19, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

This is my third pass on this post. It needs to be as close to just right as I can make it. So here goes.

We’ve discussed the substantive accomplishments of the President’s four years in office—and rightly so!—many times before. When we do so, we always begin with the appointment of three Constitution-loving justices to the Supreme Court and hundreds of other similarly minded jurists to the federal courts.

But that’s  just part—an important part, to be sure—of what President Trump accomplished.

Today as we look back on the last day before pro-abortion team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris assume office, I’d like to talk about a different kind of legacy that grows out of this administration’s unyielding commitment to the sanctity of unborn life.

Having toiled in the pro-life vineyards for over four decades, I know you can plant the same seeds over and over again without success. But while we would like instant success—the lives of flesh and blood unborn babies are being taken even as I write this story—I know the soil  must be made  receptive and that can, and has, taken years and years before you can harvest a crop.

Consider how rocky the soil was in 1973. The ground was virtually impenetrable. But over time, your efforts cleared away the stones just as it did the thorns. Now there are more and more patches of good soil. 

With the perspective of history, President Trump will be remembered for his invaluable contributions to softening the soil and clearing away the debris.

With a hostile House controlled by genuine pro-abortion fanatics such as Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi, legislatively it was difficult-to- impossible to pass new legislation. But encouraged by President Trump, the Senate began a dialogue on what our moral and ethical obligation is to babies who survive abortions.

This is terribly  important because pro-abortionists have never seen a red light at a baby’s birth but a flashing yellow signal. They are receptive to, if not overjoyed at the thought of, “completing” the abortion by withholding care from those little ones who survived the abortionist’s best efforts to kill them.

The House, of course, would not allow even that. As anti-life as these Democrats are, they are smart enough to know they have to keep the public ignorant of their determination not to give abortion survivors the same level of medical care—no more, but no less—than any other baby born at the same gestational age.

Nonetheless, some of the rocks and more than a  few of the thorns have been removed.

When the “devoutly Catholic” Biden and Harris go after religious liberties full-throttle, as they will, there will be a record of what a genuine respect for freedom of conscience and religion means. The Trump administration created the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which has done yeoman work.

When Biden and Harris tell their UN representatives to work to create a worldwide “right” to abortion, they will be working in harmony with the many organizations (including International Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes International) who know that those “backward” countries in South America and Africa who protect unborn babies must be brought to heel. Of course there can no limitation on this “right,” including babies who are aborted because they girls.

By contrast, the Trump  administration built a coalition of countries to make it a global health priority to protect women and children. As we discussed last week, “The Trump Administration signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a historic document strengthening an international coalition to achieve better health for women, the preservation of human life, support for the family as foundational to a healthy society, and the protection of national sovereignty in global politics.”

When the nation gets its fill of Biden and Harris and their ilk, there will be this record of respect for women—born and unborn—to return to.

As someone once said, “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”

Finally, we are being told that in his inaugural speech, President Biden will focus on “unity.” I don’t have to tell you how hollow that sounds, but we will be told that unless we accept his “unifying” effort, we are, at best, obstructionists.  In fact, we are just the opposite. We are The Rememberers who will remind the nation that abortion violates our founding ideas.

Unity does not mean accepting the slaughter of over 800,000 unborn babies every year, let alone by ending the Hyde Amendment which has saved over 2 million lives. 

Unity does not mean disrespecting/ignoring freedom of conscience and religion. 

Unity does not mean funneling countless millions of dollars into the coffers of the likes of Planned Parenthood, whose raison d’être is to make sure every “unwanted” baby gets dead. 

Unity does not mean treating  the weakest and most defenseless as disposable but rather recognizing that they need our protection the most.

We thank President Trump for all that he has done. We prepare ourselves to peacefully, lovingly, intelligently fight every anti-life initiative that we know is coming.

To quote the immortal Bambino (Babe Ruth), “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”

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