History – President Trump Delivers Remarks During March for Life 2020 – 12:15pm ET Livestream…

At approximately 12:15pm Eastern time this afternoon President Trump is scheduled to make history as the first sitting U.S. President to attend and give a speech at the annual March for Life event on the mall in Washington, DC.

UPDATE: Video and Transcript Added

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[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much and thank you, Jeanne. It is my profound honor to be the first President in history to attend the March for Life. (Applause.) We’re here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential. (Applause.)

For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life. And today, as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you. (Applause.)

I want to welcome tens of thousands — this is a tremendous turnout — tens of thousands of high school and college students who took long bus rides — (applause) — to be here in our nation’s capital. And to make you feel even better, there are tens of thousands of people outside that we passed on the way in. If anyone would like to give up their spot, we can work that out. (Laughter.) You have a tremendous group of people outside. Thousands and thousands wanted to get in. This is some great success. (Applause.) Young people are the heart of the March for Life, and it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation. (Applause.)

The life movement is led by strong women, amazing faith leaders, and brave students who carry on the legacy of pioneers before us who fought to raise the conscience of our nation and uphold the rights of our citizens. You embrace mothers with care and compassion. You are powered by prayer, and motivated by pure, unselfish love.

You’re grateful — and we are so grateful — these are incredible people — to be joined by Secretary Alex Azar and Kellyanne Conway. (Applause.) Thank you.

And thanks also to Senators Mike Lee and James Lankford, who are here. James, Mike — thank you, fellas. And Representatives Steve Scalise — (applause); Chris Smith — (applause); Ralph Abraham — (applause); Warren Davidson — (applause); Bob Latta — (applause); John Joyce — (applause); Lloyd Smucker — (applause); Brian Fitzpatrick — (applause); and Brad Wenstrup. (Applause.) Thank you, all. (Applause.)

And I have to say — and I look at it — I see it exactly — we have many, many more politicians in the audience. But, if you don’t mind, I won’t introduce them all. (Laughter.)

All of us here today understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. (Applause.) Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and sanctity of every human life. (Applause.)

When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation. (Applause.) When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. One life changes the world. From my family — and I can tell you, I send love and I send great, great love.

And from the first day in office, I’ve taken a historic action to support America’s families and to protect the unborn. (Applause.) And during my first week in office, I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, and we issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title X taxpayer funding. (Applause.)

I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policies or that encourages the destruction of human life. (Applause.)

At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. (Applause.)

Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House. (Applause.) And as the Bible tells us, each person is “wonderfully made.” (Applause.)

We have taken decisive action to protect the religious liberty –- so important. Religious liberty has been under attack all over the world, and, frankly, very strongly attacked in our nation. You see it better than anyone. But we are stopping it, and we’re taking care of doctors, nurses, teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor. (Applause.) We are preserving faith-based adoption. (Applause.)

And to uphold our founding documents, we have confirmed 187 federal judges — (applause) — who apply the Constitution as written, including two phenomenal Supreme Court Justices: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. (Applause.)

We are protecting pro-life students’ right to free speech on college campuses. (Applause.) And if universities want federal taxpayer dollars, then they must uphold your First Amendment right to speak your mind. And if they don’t, they pay a very big financial penalty, which they will not be willing to pay. (Applause.)

Sadly, the far-left is actively working to erase our God-given rights, shut down faith-based charities, ban religious believers from the public square, and silence Americans who believe in the sanctity of life. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you and we are fighting for those who have no voice. And we will win because we know how to win. (Applause.) We all know how to win. We all know how to win. You’ve been winning for a long time. You’ve been winning for a long time. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

THE PRESIDENT: Together, we are the voice for the voiceless. When it comes to abortion, Democrats is a — and you know this, you’ve seen what’s happened — Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions taken and seen in this country for years, and decades — and you can even say “for centuries.”

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: Nearly every top Democrat in Congress now supports taxpayer-funded abortion, all the way up until the moment of birth.

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: Last year, 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 right up until delivery.

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: Then, we had the case of the Democrat governor in the state of Virginia — the Commonwealth of Virginia.

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: And we love the Commonwealth of Virginia, but what is going on in Virginia? What is going on? The Governor stated that he would execute a baby after birth. You remember that.

Senate Democrats even blocked legislation that would give medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions. That’s why I’ve called on Congress — two of our great senators here, so many of our congressmen here — and called upon them to defend the dignity of life and to pass legislation prohibiting late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in their mother’s womb. (Applause.)

This year, the March for Life is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which forever enshrined women’s rights to vote in the United States — (applause) — and given by the United States Constitution. Such a big event. (Applause.)

Today, millions of extraordinary women across America are using the power of their votes to fight for the right, and all of their rights, as given in the Declaration of Independence –- it’s the right to life. To all the women here today: Your devotion and your leadership uplifts our entire nation, and we thank you for that.

The tens of thousands of Americans gathered today not only stand for life — it’s really that they stand for it so proudly together, and I want to thank everybody for that.

You stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs, and medical care to the women that you serve. You find loving families for children in need of a forever home. You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make –- you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace.

And to all of the moms here today: We celebrate you, and we declare that mothers are heroes. (Applause.) That’s true. Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. And, because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history.

We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve, the dreams they will imagine, the masterpieces they will create, the discoveries they will make. But we know this: Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting. (Applause.) And above all, we know that every human soul is divine, and every human life –- born and unborn –- is made in the holy image of Almighty God. (Applause.)

Together, we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land. We will set free the dreams of our people. And with determined hope, we look forward to all of the blessings that will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of every American child.

I want to thank you. This is a very special moment. It’s so great to represent you. I love you all and –- (applause) — and I say with true passion: Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you all. Thank you. (Applause.)

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216 Responses to History – President Trump Delivers Remarks During March for Life 2020 – 12:15pm ET Livestream…

  1. Kitty-Kat says:

    This is so important, both spiritually and patriotically, to protect the nation from God’s wrath, as abortion gets ever more evil and extreme.

    More needs to be done, perhaps in the schools, to prepare young people for the huge responsibility of parenthood, which should consist of two responsible parents.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. CorwinAmber says:

    y’know, I was a bit bummed out because there was no Trump rally this week due to the Davos trip, but I gotta say: “THIS IS EVEN BETTER!!!!” GO POTUS!!!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Dutchman says:

      For those who worry about the future, due to our youth being indoctrinated in the schools, in the marxist ideology, just look at the 10’s of THOUSANDS who travelled to D.C. for this rally, and figure for every one, there are how many who couldn’t go for one reason or another.
      Look at Sandman, who kept his coil, and his MAGA hat, in a very difficult and tense situation.

      And don’t lose hope,…

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  3. Clara says:

    Women say that the “government” should stay out of their business and that women have the right to abort their babies because it’s their body. What they don’t seem to realize — and what we in the pro-life movement don’t seem to articulate very well — is that these “pro-choice” women are demanding the right to abort their baby, not privately, on their own, but with the help of government-licensed doctors, on government-licensed equipment, using government-licensed medications, in government-licensed facilities, and often with taxpayer funds. Women are involving the government in their abortions every step of the way. There is nothing actually private about this.

    Why can’t we simply say, “Do whatever you want with your body. Just don’t involve the government.” This would mean that women who want to abort their child could no longer have access to licensed doctors, licensed equipment, licensed medication, and licensed facilities. Nor could they have access to our tax dollars.

    The only exception to this should be for rape or incest, in the first 9 weeks, and preferably much earlier.

    Liked by 6 people

    • law4lifeblog says:

      Excuse me, Clara, but why exactly should the government help to kill ANY baby on account of how she was conceived? Why is it ok to kill babies up to 9 weeks in uterine?

      Liked by 8 people

      • Sharon says:

        Thank you, law4lifeblog. About 30 years ago, the 14 year old daughter of our dear friend was attacked her in own back yard, raped repeatedly at knifepoint, and as a result, was pregnant.

        We experienced firsthand that some Christian friends (including leaders in our small Christian church) were surprised and angry when they found out the dear girl would not consider an abortion. Very interesting.

        Since she was an active member of our youth group and a communicative Christian teenager in her high school setting, maybe they were embarrassed that she should be running around pregnant!!???? Really, really interesting.

        Kill the baby = solve the problem?? No.

        The daughter who was born to her was placed for adoption with a Christian couple a couple thousand miles away. Today that young woman is a college graduate who has beautiful long dark hair just like her mother, and plays the violin.

        I’m glad she wasn’t killed. Even if she didn’t have beautiful long hair or play the violin or couldn’t her way out of junior college, those projected reasons would not make it ok to kill her. Good grief.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Can’t link to it, but read an article years ago from a man that supported abortions in cases of rape, but not otherwise.

        Until his mom took him aside, and explained that,…well son. Lets just say this; if I had applied that standard, you wouldn’t be here.

        Food for thought?

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        • Ausonius says:

          It has not been sufficiently appreciated that throughout the ages, with marauding barbarians and marauding armies a nearly constant fact of life for many cultures, not to mention the general mistreatment of women as property, a good number of our ancestors were rapists and victims. Consider the genetic background of many Poles, Ukrainians, Russians, etc. and how much DNA comes from the Mongols/Tatars in the Middle Ages.

          It should seem obvious, but…children should not be executed for the circumstances of their birth!

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yes, it SHOULD be obvious.
            In my medical training, I was taught to ask last period, in order to insure patient wasn’t pregnant, before certain treatments. I was taught if pregnant, you are treating TWO patients, and anything your going to do to mom, have to think about effect on baby.
            Bottom line, medically its a human life, a PATIENT, from the moment of conception.
            Bank robber accidentally shoots a pregnant woman. She survives, but baby doesn’t. Robber is charged with “Felony murder”, cause someone (baby) died while robber was committing a felony.
            So, the LAW recognises an unborn fetus as a live human being.
            And legally, he gets charged, regardless of what tri-mester.

            So, MEDICALLY and LEGALLY, an unborn baby is a live human being, from conception, on.

            WHAT else is there? Philosophically?”Culturally”,…WHAT?

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          • Clara says:

            Yet, sometimes they must be. That’s just a sad fact of life. Girls/women should never be raped. Yet they are.

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      • Clara says:

        I think in cases of rape, a case could be made that the psychological health of the girl/woman must come first. In that case, it should be her choice for a certain period of time, long enough for her to realize she is pregnant and come to grips with what has happened, and as soon after that as possible.

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  4. Sol Benedict says:

    I have moved 180 degrees from the opinion I had of Donald Trump when I heard he was running for President to now. I now agree that, like Roger Stone says, Trump’s life was spared to he could save the Republic. No politician has the guts for that. Our President is able to accomplish amazing things because our Creator has heard the prayers of His people, I firmly believe. How unworthy we are, how great is our God! No matter what, those who truly love our Maker will be blest eternally. God help the fearful and unbelieving. I didn’t mean to wax religious, but would like to testify that we have 2 things going for us, a sympathetic President and a Sovereign God who loves His people dearly.

    Liked by 30 people

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      I laughed the first time I heard he might be running. A senior member of my GOP chapter told me about it. After I snickered and thought about Trump’s ego, my friend said, “He’s a lot smarter than people think he is.” That statement still holds true today. He’s also a lot more courageous, and when he makes promises we know he keeps them. He doesn’t need to fib or make false promises, and he doesn’t hide his light under a bushel when he makes a choice that he knows some voters don’t support.

      He’s simply the best.

      Liked by 16 people

    • Serena says:

      Sol Benedict I can’t like any posts on here but I absolutely love yours!! God bless.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Olivia Robbins says:

      Please don’t apologize for “waxing religious.” It is a breath of fresh air. You have lifted my spirits as does a Wonderful President! May God bless all. May the Sanctity of Life prevail in all civilizations.

      Liked by 8 people

    • aisheschayal says:

      Was he in danger of losing his life at one time? I haven’t heard about it.

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    • Sol Benedict:
      “a sympathetic President and a Sovereign God”
      This is true, although President Trump, thank goodness, is much more than ‘sympathetic’–he is passionately committed, which bodes extremely well for an American renewal which, hopefully will steer clear of
      silly idealism which the Left is continually trying to foist on us, but rather renewal of the human qualities necessary to survive and flourish in a nation of sovereign citizens, subordinate to its laws and not its rulers.
      I add in passing, that Donald Trump is not now being tried for being insubordinate to our laws, but rather for not being subordinate to our rulers’ arbitrary wishes who refuse to accuse him of a crime, lest they place our laws above themselves.

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  5. NJF says:

    So proud of POTUS!!!

    uggghhh, Juan Williams: “This only appeals to ‘white evangelicals”

    really? there aren’t any black evangelicals?

    freaking moron.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. 63bsb says:

    What an amazing week for our President Trump! History is being made with everything he does to reverse the damage of the last 50 years.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. prtomr says:

    There is a cartoon at http://www.Lucianne.com that is entirely appropriate for this moment.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Dora says:

    Trump to take action against California for requiring insurers to provide abortion coverage, WSJ says

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/24/trump-to-take-action-california-over-abortion-coverage-requirement.html

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  9. Dora says:

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  10. Deplorable Canuck says:

    Thank God for nPresident Trump. Every other Politician in the world has sold out on this issue but not him. The Evangelical vote will only get stronger with this speech!

    Liked by 5 people

    • You could also argue that PDJT is the only President who could make this kind of speech without it entailing any political risk.

      The great majority of career politicians have to cobble together a coalition based on fake promises, bromides, and outright lies. Any time they speak bold truth on any contentious issues, they pull apart their fragile, fake coalitions.

      PDJT built his coalition on ACTION and authenticity.

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  11. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Twenty years ago my daughter in law found out she was pregnant and that she had breast cancer the same week. Her fertility dr advised she and my son to abort the baby so she would have a better chance of survival. They said they couldn’t do that and so she went through 2 rounds of harsh chemo while pregnant and she delivered a healthy baby. She lost her battle 5 years later but my family thanks God that we have a very kind, loving and healthy 19 year old today. I will be eternally grateful to her for making that extreme sacrifice of her life so that the precious life within her could live. It sickens me to think of all the precious lives who have been murdered in our country. If she were alive today I’m sure she would have been in DC at the march today and listening to the awesome speech by our president.

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  12. No President attended this rally prior to today because God reserved it for this man.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. MR52 says:

    Hey Everyone I was there. Music sucked. They were playing “House of the Rising Sun” by the Animals. Not the right song to play for this event.

    Huge turnout. Weather was great. Hard to see Trump because crowd was so large. Only complaint is that as I was walking back to the Metro, two loser guys (one white/one black) were interviewing a Black Vendor and asking him if he knew he was selling white racist hats. The vendor really looked confused. These people are evil.

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    • liberty, not license says:

      Yeah, I heard that song being played, too, and commented on how inappropriate it seemed to be. Thanks for the confirmation and on -the-ground report, and thanks for being there!

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      • Dutchman says:

        Unfortunately, apperently campaigns are limited in the songs they can play at rallys, if its broadcast, due to copyright?

        I would prefer Phil Collins “Something in the air tonite”, myself. Just seems so appropriate for PDJT, and whats going on right now.

        Can you feel it in the air tonite,…OH, LORD!

        I know I sure feel it!

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        • William the Comptroller says:

          They need to play oldie songs. ‘Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean’ is very rousing and patriotic. Or ‘Ave Maria’ by Schubert. Heck there are hundreds of fitting classical songs by great composers that could be played to great effect (and bypass copyrights as those composers are long departed). I am sick of rock and roll songs for ambiance music at events. Especially the Classic Rock they OVERPLAY to the point that listeners end up hating those songs.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I have 3, that have been playing in my head, for some time now.
            “Sunshine go away today, I don’t feel like dancing”
            Despite the title and first line, the music is actually upbeat, and its got some great lines, like;
            “You can’t even run your own life, I’ll be DAMNED if you’ll run MINE!”
            And then Phil Collins, “Something in the air tonite”

            And lately,….I THINK its Boz Scaggs?
            “How long, has this been going on?”

            To me, these just some up the era of Trump, so far.

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    • OlderAndWiser says:

      Thanks for going!
      As to the song, I can think of a positive – Christ had no problem hobnobbing with prostitutes, tax collectors (who were mainly brutes), etc. And the song doesn’t glorify sin – it actually speaks against it. Sometimes, a song like that provides outreach to those who are being tempted strongly.

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      • GB Bari says:

        It is a song of confession:
        and God I know I’m one.

        a warning to others to not make the same mistake:
        Oh mother, tell your children
        Not to do what I have done,
        Spend your lives in sin and misery

        and a commitment to penance:
        I’m goin’ back to New Orleans
        To wear that ball and chain

        Certainly there are those who in the ignorance of youth either advocated for others to have an abortion or had abortions themselves, not realizing the grave sin against God that decision constituted. Also they likely did not understand at the time of their decision the regret that decision would leave on their conscience for the rest of their lives.

        The song expresses that same regret.

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  14. MR52 says:

    BTW wife loves the slogan this year, Pro Life Pro Women

    Liked by 6 people

  15. straightstreet says:

    Thank you President Trump! Thank you for trying to remove this curse from America!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. TexanInFL says:

    God Bless all of the sweet unborn babies. Amen.

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  17. MR52 says:

    Also, Remember what happened last year!!!!? Covington kids! I hope they were here in full force standing up for Life

    It’s the March for Life: Which peaceful protesters will the media slander today?

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-the-march-for-life-which-peaceful-protestors-will-the-media-slander-today

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  18. Magabear says:

    Awesome that PDJT did this. Thank God he’s our President. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  19. patti says:

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  20. IGiveUp says:

    It’s so lovely to see women, in public, on a stage, participating in the public sphere, who are smiling and don’t hate men. In all honesty, I haven’t seen that in a long time and sorely miss it. I was nearly coming to reflexively see women in public as part of the enemy. #ToxicFeminists have hijacked the entire gender.

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  21. Dora says:

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    • aisheschayal says:

      Wow, how many people were there? Looks like a huge crowd!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Tess from Philly says:

        I was there! Biggest crowd in years! I’m guessing several hundred thousand, at least. But what do I know? I hope someone who’s good with graphics can get a real count.

        Glad to see NBC didn’t see fit to mention the March or its massive crowd on the evening news. Not even to downplay it. Bet they showed the Women’s March…

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  22. Due Gonzalez says:

    The people in the photo are glowing and radiant. Contrast that with the photos of the angry women’s march and other photos of the left where the people look angry, empty, and demented.

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  23. slowcobra says:

    Is there any bill in the works to de-fund taxpayer $$ for planned parenthood, can anyone comment?

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  24. Thank you God for sending us such an amazing President! Just think, President Trump is standing out in the cold to save the unborn while democrats try to remove him from office, in part, because he is trying to save the unborn.

    Truly a battle of Good and Evil.

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  25. Just Steve says:

    Having just welcomed our 6th Grandchild, 4th Granddaughter, into the world on Tuesday, thank you President Trump for defending the lives of babies who are in danger of never being born.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Menotrite says:

    I just listened to his speech. (This job thing gets in the way sometimes). I am always proud to support President Trump. But today I am beyond proud. I am not sure what his speech stirred up in me. I don’t have the words to describe it. But the feeling is awesome. God bless and keep this man safe.

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  28. Ausonius says:

    See the previous page for my criticism of the craven American Catholic bishops and cardinals. I cannot find how many – if any – Catholic bishops were in attendance. Does anyone know?

    I know that some priests were there, but…

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  29. JG3 says:

    Ad Rim, Clean-up on aisle 1…thanks

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  30. CharterOakie says:

    Beautiful speech by POTUS!

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  31. Dora says:

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  32. 335blues says:

    The Torah, which are the first five Books of the Bible, make very clear that GOD despises societies that engage in child sacrifice. America practices a form of child sacrifice through its government sanctioned, and in many cases paid for, killing of babies. The term ‘abortion’ is used to deflect the heinous nature of our government sanctioned practice. ‘Abortion’ refers to the puncturing of a babies skull and brain to kill the child, and the cutting up of the child into small enough pieces so they will fit through the birth canal. Many of the pieces and tissues of the child are then sold for ‘scientific research’. The child is thus offered on the alter of the gods of ‘science’.
    Is this who Americans want to be?

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  35. Elle says:

    Wow! That was awesome!

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

    It’s not healthcare for the baby.

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  37. michael mcmahon says:

    MY PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!

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  39. David R. Graham says:

    Subtext: not by values, not by psychology, not by law, not by politics, not by education, not by war, not even by religion go we, but by faith in God, which is faith in our own divine nature.

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