Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, and it was fantastic. He talked about new programs such as infrastructure and paid leave. He said he would appoint judges, develop our strong national defense, and make sure to take care of immigration. But there was one really powerful moment, one that National Review lauded specifically:
Trump’s speech featured one of the most powerful pro-life moments I’ve seen in a presidential address. It occurred when Trump honored Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officer Ryan Holets and his wife Rebecca. He intervened to stop a pregnant homeless woman from injecting heroin and then later adopted the child, naming her Hope.
CNN posted the video and introduced it in this way. “President Trump honors Albuquerque, New Mexico, police officer Ryan Holets who, with his wife, adopted the baby of a homeless woman addicted to heroin: “Ryan and Rebecca, you embody the goodness of our nation.” Here’s the video:
What a beautiful story. National Review summed it up best:
That’s the heart of adoption in America — parents who live their faith, preserve life, and love their new children. Spend any time with adoptive families, and you’ll hear stories every bit as inspiring as Ryan and Rebecca’s. Their story is wonderful, but it’s not as extraordinary as you might think. I’m consistently in awe of the adoptive moms and dads that I meet, and I’m grateful that the president chose to highlight one of those families tonight.
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