President Trump Talks Life at the U.N.

Lost in this week’s
impeachment fever was President Trump’s stellar address to the 72nd
session of the United Nations General Assembly.

It was Mr. Trump’s third time speaking
before the world’s international body and the nation’s chief executive didn’t
mince words on a wide range of topics from North Korea to Iran and
the sovereignty of the United States.

Of particular interest to me
were his strong remarks concerning the sanctity of life:

“Americans
will never tire of defending innocent life,” he stated. “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.  Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the
sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”

Earlier in
the week, Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary, was equally clear
and resolute:

“We do
not support references to ambiguous terms and expressions such as ‘sexual and
reproductive health and rights’ in U.N. documents,” he declared. “They can
undermine the critical role of the family and promote practices like abortion
in circumstances that do not enjoy international consensus and which can be
misinterpreted by U.N. agencies.”

Secretary
Azar continued:

“There
is no international right to an abortion, and these terms should not be used to
promote pro-abortion policies and measures. Further, we only support sex
education that appreciates the protective role of the family in this
education.”

It’s
refreshing to hear such a bold and straightforward defense of life on the
world’s largest stage.

President
Trump and Secretary Azar are exactly right, of course. How can an organization
like the United Nations, established in the spirit of forging international
peace, which is based on the belief that all life is of value, support and
champion policies that lead to the murder of innocent people?  It’s a
complete contradiction.

On a related
topic, I’ll be making a big announcement later this fall concerning the
expansion of Focus on the Family’s “Alive from New
York” ultrasound event, our May 4th celebration which took place in
New York City’s Times Square, just a mile or so from the United Nations
building.

Our plans for
2020 are bigger and even more exciting. Details are still coming together but
the Lord is on the move, opening doors and showing us the way forward. We’re
just trying to hold on!

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Jim Daly

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