Yesterday President Donald Trump slammed “global bureaucrats” in his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly, criticizing them for promoting abortions in other countries.
“We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery,” he said. “Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”
According to Lifenews, pro life groups were quick to thank the President for standing up for the rights of the unborn at home and abroad.
Carol Tobias, President of National Right to life said:
“We thank and praise President Trump for his continuing leadership on preserving and defending the right to life for all innocent human life. His remarks today at the U.N. General Assembly serve to remind world leaders that abortion is not an international right.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List said:
“The Trump administration’s strong pro-life leadership on the world stage is no secret. From day one, President Trump has worked to restore respect for life as a foundational American value not only in our domestic policies, but in our international relations as well. Secretaries Pompeo and Azar have played key roles in advancing the President’s pro-life agenda and deserve credit for their efforts.”
Bradley Mattes, President of Life Issues Institute said:
“This unprecedented letter from two high-ranking United States Cabinet members is welcome news to the international pro-life community. Abortion advocates are trying to do an end run around official United Nations agreements by insisting on using ambiguous terms like ‘sexual and reproductive health’ and ‘comprehensive sexuality education’ – code phrases for imposing abortion on demand on countries where unborn babies are protected by law. The Trump administration is reaching out to governments worldwide, asking for their support at the U.N. to stand up to pro-abortion government entities including the European Union and keep pro-abortion language out of documents. We thank Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Azar, and especially President Trump for their extraordinary leadership and commitment to promoting a culture of life around the globe.”
The president’s comments follow just one day after the Trump administration urged countries across the world to stand up for the rights of the unborn by resisting the implementation of radical pro abortion policies at the United Nations.