Last night’s State of the Union speech was arguably the best-written, best-delivered speech President Trump has ever given. (However, it was way too long, by about 30 minutes. Everybody needs an editor. Did have to include that many heroes in the audience?)
But this particular moment was a standout—probably the most vigorous defense of the unborn that has ever been spoken by a U.S. president:
To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.
Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.
Given the workings of Washington, I’m skeptical anything will come of it. (I couldn’t help but wonder: why didn’t he make this kind of statement two years ago, when his party controlled both houses of Congress and pro-life legislation stood a fighting chance of actually happening?)
Nonetheless: it was a notable and historic: a significant milestone for the pro-life movement.