Here is President Donald J. Trump speaking at the March for Life in Washington
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the pro-life March For Life rally, the first U.S. president to do so in the event's 47-year history.
I watched President Trump speak with tears in my eyes, having lost my dearest son a few months ago in a car crash. This was not only personal for me and my family, this was a Sign from Heavens above that this man whom so many has called a reprobate, a renegade, a man unfit to lead the United States as the President and Commander-in-Chief, is truly providential and chosen by Our God, the Heavenly Father, to be for all of us an example of courage and of faith when the Dark Forces all around us appear to be jubilant in their ability to trample upon and ruin all that we hold dear and sacred in our lives.
"Out of the crooked timber of humanity," wrote the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, "no straight thing was ever made."
This is what we are, each one of us, not angels but humans, and yet despite our flaws we can rise above angels with the grace of God. But it requires humility, prayers, forgiveness from the One ever merciful and compassionate and benevolent, and in seeking wisdom from Him and displaying courage at all times to know and do what is right and good in whatever situation we find ourselves in.
President Trump today exemplifies that man of humility, wisdom and courage marked by providence. He has gone where no other presidents in my life time has dared to go, as he did today in joining Americans from all walks of life and across the nation gather at their nation's capital to pray and demand lives, born and unborn, be protected.
In the Book of Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible, God commands:
"This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him."
By addressing the March For Life, President Trump has now raised the wall of separation even higher between the conservatives and the progressives, between the Republicans and the Democrats, in the United States.
There is no further room to wiggle and hide for anyone in public life and electoral politics in America on the fundamental question of where one stands when it comes to the sanctity of life after this day when President Trump joined Americans on the March For Life.
The battle to repeal the US Supreme Court decision of 1973, Roe v. Wade, that ruled the American Constitution provides for the right of a woman to have abortion has now taken a huge leap forward. Donald Trump's presidency might well be the providential instrument to reverse the 1973 Supreme Court of the United States' decision, as he gets the opportunity to appoint one or more justices to the highest court in America in his second term.
But where are we in Canada, the only G7 country where there is no law to protect the unborn?
For the Liberal-left in Canada the right of a woman to choose to abort has become a secular religion. How far Canada has drifted away from the first principle of any good society, the protection of life especially of the unborn, is illustrated by the refusal of political leaders of all parties seated in Ottawa to open any public conversation on the subject of abortion.
This abject cowardice on display, above all by the leaders of the Conservative party in the past and present, stands in despicable contrast with what the late Pierre Trudeau, the former prime minister and father of the present prime minister, had enough fortitude to state in public in May 1972 in Montreal, as reported by "The Montreal Star":
"You know, at some point you are killing life in the foetus in self-defence -- of what? Of the mother's health or her happiness or of her social rights or her privilege as a human being? I think she should have to answer for it and explain. Now, whether it should be to three doctors or one doctor or to a priest or a bishop or to her mother-in-law is a question you might want to argue... You do have a right over your own body -- it is your body. But the foetus is not your body; it's someone else's body. And if you kill it, you'll have to explain."
Pierre Trudeau understood that a foetus is an unborn child, safe and growing within a mother's womb, separate and distinct and not simply another organ of a woman's body. He understood that if a society cannot or is unwilling to protect the unborn child when it is most vulnerable and fragile, then that society is adrift without any moral anchor.
So where do are our political leaders stand, especially our Conservative leaders, on this most fundamental question in our society, the protection of the unborn?
The Liberal-left in Canada, as in the United States, has squared the circle on this question by embracing the godless ideology of militant secularism.
But it is the leaders of the Conservative party, and the Conservative party itself, that are not only wishy-washy on this most fundamental question, they have shown to be abject and despicable cowards unworthy to lead our country.
I went with friends last May 2019 to Ottawa to attend the March For Life marking the 50th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada. The then Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, was missing. Scheer not only failed to address the people gathered on the grounds of the parliament, he forbade, I believe, any other member of his parliamentary caucus to deliver a message of support to Canadians who had come to the capital from across the country.
It is no wonder that the Conservative party has been now for a long while a mere soulless shadow of the party of Sir John A. Macdonald.
If Canadians cannot hear from those who have led, and want to lead, the Conservative party, at a minimum their concern that the absence of any protection for the unborn in Canadian statutes is immoral and untenable, then it is long past the expiry date for this party to continue existing.
By Salim Mansur
January 24, 2020