Washington, DC – In a March 29, 2018, Presidential Proclamation, Pres. Donald Trump declared April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month,” that referenced children from “the moment of conception.”
Included in the proclamation was the following statement:
We must always remember that all children are blessings from our Creator. They are endowed from conception with value, purpose, and human dignity. They are a source of unmatched joy, and they represent our Nation’s future. It is thus our civic and moral responsibility to help every child experience a childhood free from abuse and mistreatment, guiding them toward a future full of hope and promise.
“Abortion is the ultimate child abuse, and Pres. Trump appears to agree with that in his statement about children from conception having value, purpose, and human dignity. The brutal dismemberment of babies during abortions, along with other barbaric methods of killing used to abort babies, are completely inconsistent with Trump’s child abuse prevention proclamation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “All children deserve to be protected from abortion. In fact, it is a moral imperative.”
This isn’t the first time that the Trump Administration has stated that human life, beginning at conception, should be protected.
In October 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new strategic plan that defined life as beginning at conception for the first time.
“HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception,” the plan stated. (Emphasis added)
Since his term began, Pres. Trump has taken numerous actions to protect babies in the womb and withhold funds from those who support aborting them.
“Trump has defunded abortion-promoting organizations world-wide, he has appointed a pro-life justice to the Supreme Court, and he has appointed pro-life supporters to key areas of his government. His Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s baby-parts trafficking scheme,” said Newman. “But the one promise he has yet to keep is the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the U.S., the nation’s largest abortion business, which receives over a half-billion in tax dollars each year. This is mainly because of Democrats and a few pro-abortion Republicans in the Senate who are preventing a defunding measure from getting through.”
Operation Rescue supports President Trump’s recent call for the “Nuclear Option” in the Senate that would drop the 60-vote filibuster rule and allow legislation to pass with a simple majority so that Planned Parenthood can be defunded.
“Child abuse is a horrendous problem in our nation, which has been worsened by the callous practice of abortion. When one can kill a baby for any reason prior to birth, it devalues the lives of all children,” said Newman. “The least we must do is stop tax payers from funding Planned Parenthood, the largest child abuser there is. That will go a long way toward restoring a respect for all human life – born and unborn – in our nation.”