President Trump became the first US President in history to speak at America’s annual March for Life.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers heard the President express his support for protecting the lives of the unborn.
He said: “Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life”.
Claire Culwell described to attendees the moment she found out her birth mother had tried to abort her.
“She broke down into tears at this moment. She described her abortion that successfully aborted my twin.
“The pain in her eyes was something that I will never forget.”
Melissa Ohden, the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, said: “Over a five day period, I soaked in a toxic salt solution being poisoned and scalded to death. But 42 years ago, God said, ‘No. Not this child’, and I was accidentally born alive.”
She continued: “Life is what has allowed healing. Life is what brought forth love and forgiveness, and life is what allowed the pain of our family to be transformed into purpose”.
“I am more than someone else’s ‘reproductive right’. I am a human being, and so are the other survivors of abortion”, she said.
“I am more than someone else’s ‘reproductive right’.”
Roe v Wade
The President also declared a National Sanctity of Human Life Day, where the country “proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death”.
The day, designed to “celebrate the wonderful gift of life”, is held on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade case which saw the legalisation of abortion across the US.
It comes as a pro-life pregnancy charity begins legal action against a New York law which prevents pro-life organisations from being able to employ only pro-life staff.
The law prevents discrimination against employees on the basis of their ‘reproductive health views’, which could force an organisation to recruit pro-abortionists.
Chris Slattery, Director of EMC Frontline Pregnancy Centers, said “we are all about saving the unborn lives threatened by abortion”.
He continued: “How could we in good conscience hire someone who advocates abortion to encourage expectant mothers not to pursue that deadly route?”