WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump used the State of the Union podium to unequivocally denounce infanticide and late-term abortion.
“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,” Trump stated on Feb. 5, proper after saying he had included paid household depart in his finances.
The president rebuked each New York and Virginia politicians in his comments.
“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” he stated. “And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia, where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.”
On Jan. 22, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a invoice that permits for late-term abortions, as much as delivery, if the health of the mom is in danger or the fetus isn’t viable.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam stated on Jan. 30 that if a mom have been in labor, the toddler can be delivered.
“The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then, a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam stated.
President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union tackle, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 5, 2019. (Doug Mills/The New York Occasions POOL PHOTO)
Trump requested Congress to cross laws that might prohibit the late-term abortion of youngsters who can really feel pain within the mother’s womb.
On Feb. 4, the Senate did not move a bill that was launched by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) after Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) voted towards it. The measure would have required infants who survived late-term abortions, the place start is induced, to receive the same care anticipated for another newborns by on-scene health care practitioners.
Trump stated, “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.”
Trump acquired resounding approval from Republican lawmakers throughout this part of his speech, most Democrats, nevertheless, sat silently.
The Epoch Occasions requested Trump supporters from around the country, “What does recent legislation for late-term abortion and infanticide signal to you about America?”
Answers might have been edited for clarity and brevity.
Catrina Albo, homemaker, New Jersey
“I consider all the current legislation on late-term abortion alerts getting into into a dark, black gap for our country. When a governing physique inside a society not values the life of the really most innocent amongst us, we’ve accepted a lie that breaks down the very material of our morality and decency.
“That ‘clump of cells’ is a life, regardless of how you take a look at it. Killing it does not change that reality.
“The passing of these barbaric bills in lots of states just confirms and establishes that human life is just not necessary. Individuals take up this ideology into their considering if they do not have a robust spiritual religion or sense of morality. They consider that they have management of human life, together with their own and that of an unborn baby. They really feel no conviction with taking life, as a result of our society condones it.“
“Taking God out of our society is now clearly on display for the world to witness.”
Catrina Albo earlier than a Make America Great Again rally in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., on Aug. 2, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Occasions)
Rita Eveland, retired, Nashville, Tenn.
“Life is valuable, at any age. While our society has made nice strides in attaining equality and recognizing the rights of a free individuals, the devaluing of human life that started with Roe v. Wade has exponentially increased to the point we find ourselves at this time.
“Listening to ‘leaders’ extolling the process of killing live children, and celebrating their ability to do so, is horrifying. We are inside of another Holocaust and the monsters that hold this up as ‘good’ should be removed from public office. What sort of society murders its young? There is deep evil at work here.”
Rita Eveland (L) and pals before the Make America Great Once more rally in Johnson Metropolis, Tenn., on Oct. 1, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Floyd Conaway, veteran
“Do the politicians that paved the way for the legislation get any of the [Planned Parenthood] funds, immediately or indirectly?
“I might also wish to level out that the Democrats are pushing this infanticide and late-term abortion laws and that their supporters applaud it. I assume this is inhabitants management for minorities and poor. Hitler and the Nazis couldn’t have accomplished a greater job themselves considering this up. However abortion has taken much more lives than even Hitler himself.
“I, for one, am both saddened by what’s happening and afraid of what the future holds for mankind—of course, for those aborted babies, there is no future.”
Floyd Conaway in Wheeling, West Va., on Sept. 29, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Occasions)
Del Oakes, electrician, Johnson Metropolis, Tenn.
“The current laws is a tragic reflection on America. The very fact we place so little value on human life solely proves our selfishness and that disposable consumerism has corrupted the soul of America.
“All life is valuable. I mourn this legislation as much as I mourn the death of the children and adults who are perishing to reach our borders. The church must step up to meet both crises and stop relying on the government to do the job the church is called to do.”
Del Oakes earlier than the Make America Nice Once more rally in Johnson City, Tenn., on Oct. 1, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Dan Cooley, forester, West Virginia
“It’s so sad to see these liberal leaders with no morals, ethics, or widespread sense. We’re human beings in the intervening time of conception. Abortion is murder, it doesn’t matter what stage of progress the unborn child is in.
“It is extremely sickening and disturbing to assume that a few of the elected officials haven’t any regard for human life. Think about taking a baby and chopping it up into little items and throwing it in the rubbish—is this any totally different than the ancient heathens who sacrificed infants to their false gods?
“Our country is in sad shape morally and ethically, and it will only get worse if we continue to leave Almighty God out of it.”
Dan Cooley (L) with wife and three sons earlier than a Make America Great Once more rally in Charleston, W. Va., on Aug. 21, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Sabrina Corns, Ohio
“I consider the new abortion invoice is a shame. Where have we come as a nation to the purpose abortion is legal to the point of dilation? I mean, even to a leftist, this must be concerning. Democrats have youngsters. Why is that this OK for anyone? That may be a life! It’s murder! It really blows my mind that this is even being discussed.
“You know, I am pro-life. I believe in God and his word. I also believe I don’t have the right to judge others and what they do with their life, even if I disagree with it. However, this late-term abortion bill just crosses all lines. It is flat-out wrong.”
Sabrina Corns at a Make America Nice Again rally in Lewis Middle, Ohio, on Aug. four, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Jo Ann Gould, fitness club manager, West Virginia
“My husband and I find it unbelievable that a baby might be born and stored snug till the mother decides if she needs it.
“Personally, I really feel abortion is murder. If a pregnant lady will get murdered, the killer is accountable for 2 lives. Why is that this totally different? I don’t like the thought but do understand rape, incest, or if mother might die giving delivery have validity.
“How could you look at an ultrasound photo and not see life? Cannot imagine a baby born, then murdered. It actually seems insane to me.”
Jo Ann Gould (R) and buddies before a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Va., on Sept. 29, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Occasions)
Ed Halland, retired
“The [legislation] highlights the growing confidence of the anti-Christian left. What was unthinkable 10 to 20 years ago is now brazenly advocated. Christians are becoming a minority, each in society and in our church buildings. The subsequent step is on the other end of life, the place states like Oregon have legal guidelines that permit physician-assisted suicide.
“Social Security was carried out with the expectation that 40 staff would help one retiree. We’re having fewer youngsters and have aborted about 60 million potential staff since 1973; the number is down to 3 staff for every retiree.
“The trend will be to ‘put down’ the elderly earlier, denying end-of-life care to increasingly healthier individuals as a cost-saving measure. We reap what we sow. The generation that champions abortion will be the generation that experiences euthanasia.”
Ed Halland earlier than a Make America Great Once more rally in Billings, Mont., on Sept. 6, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Becky Cline, manufacturing, Rosehill, Va.
“It’s very sad. Not only are late-term abortions and infanticide allowed to occur, but people are celebrating the fact that they can kill their children. It sickens me and signals to me a decline in morality, compassion, and human decency. We should be alarmed, and praying for our country.”
Tiffany Brief (L) and Becky Cline in Johnson City, Tenn., on Oct. 1, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Occasions)
Tiffany Brief, manufacturing, Rosehill, Va.
“It signifies that we as human beings have lost all of our compassion. Individuals have gotten so far from being caring mothers and dads—to ones who are prepared to kill their very own baby as it’s being born.
“This is so sick and deranged that it is thought-about authorized, but when somebody kills a lady and her unborn child, it is homicide. Why would individuals need to kill their own flesh and blood? This world is letting a lot evil take over. I do not even perceive why individuals would help this.
“Instead of pushing for more abortion laws, why don’t these people push for more birth control? This signals to me how far of a downward spiral America is on. President Trump is for things that are conservative, pro-life—something we need more of in Congress. Pray for America.”
Mike Alicea earlier than a Make America Nice Again rally in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., on Aug. 2, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Occasions)
Mike Alicea, retired banker
“On principle, I don’t consider in abortion. I have a tough time believing God is considering this can be a good concept. That being stated, abortion is the regulation of the land and we should abide by the laws of the land and change them by Constitutional amendments, the best way Prohibition was abolished.
“I respect the appropriate of a lady to be the determinant of her body.
While it is a lady’s proper, I don’t consider that this is one thing that ought to be federally funded at all.
“Let me just say, a woman’s right for an abortion to save her life is unquestionably justifiable in my opinion. But it seems to me that passing laws that say you can abort a baby till the day it is born seems contradictory to the fact that a criminal can be charged with homicide of a pregnant mother’s baby.”
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