Yesterday, in a pre-recorded interview President Donald Trump spoke to the crowd gathered at the March for Life. In his remarks, the President promised to veto any bill that promotes abortion. The March for Life is the largest pro life demonstration in the world.
The President announced during the prerecorded interview that he had signed a letter to Congress promising that he would veto any legislation that would weaken any preexisting pro life federal laws. President Trump recorded the interview in the oval office.
“Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto,” Trump said. “And we have the support to uphold those vetos.”
“We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting, as president I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life,” Trump said.
“As President, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life,” Trump said.
The full text of President Donald Trump’s remarks are below and the video of those remarks are here:
Today, I am very proud to welcome tens of thousands of families, students, and people of all faiths and backgrounds to our nation’s capital for the 46th annual March For Life.
This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life.
When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty in the human soul and the Majesty of God’s creation. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting. As President, I will always defend the first right of our Declaration of Independence, the right to life.
During my first week in office, I reinstated the Mexico City policy. We have taken bold action to protect the religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and charities, like the Little Sisters of the Poor. We issued a new proposal to prohibit Title X taxpayer funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions. We are supporting the loving choice of adoption and foster care, including through the support of faith-based adoption services.
And I am supporting the US Senate’s effort to make permanent the Hyde amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion in spending bills.
Today, I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto. And, we have the support to uphold those vetoes. Every child is a sacred gift from God.
As this year’s March For Life theme says: “Each person is unique, from day one”
That’s a very important phrase, ‘unique from day one.’ And so true.
I want to thank Americans who traveled all across the country to march for life. And, I especially want to thank so many young people who give us hope for the future.
Together we will work to save lives of unborn children so that they have a chance to live and to love, to thrive and to dream, and to bless our nation and reach their full and glorious potential.
Thank you and God bless you and your family and God bless America.