President Trump has simply been on fire for the pro-life movement in 2019. On Thursday, just a little over a week after publicly defending the unborn during his State of the Union Address, the president met with pro-life advocate Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
According to LifeNews, in concert with meeting King, the president also met with “abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and Micah Pickering, the six-year-old son of a pro-life former congressman who was born very prematurely but survived and is doing well.”
Alveda King told LifeNews that President Trump’s “life-affirming” actions on Valentine’s Day spread future hope for babies in the womb. “With his latest life-affirming action today, on Valentine’s Day, President Trump shines light and hope for babies in the womb, and for those who are unjustly bound in other tenuous situations,” she said.
King added that the president reiterated his support for adoption over abortion, saying that New York’s late-term abortion law strengthened his position.
“Considering the huge fiascoes and lies about abortion being a reproductive right, with New York and Virginia endorsing infanticide, President Trump’s adoption response today is yet another sanctity of life gain,” she said. “Let’s do something different today. Let’s pray for America, and join President Trump in his compassion for the least of these exemplified in his speech today. Let’s choose adoption as an option to abortion. Let’s insist that our elected officials vote no on infanticide.”
The president later spoke on a national pro-life conference call with “hundreds of top pro-life advocates around the country.” During the call, the president reportedly thanked pro-life leaders, pastors, and families for their hard work protecting the unborn.
“Recently, our country has witnessed a chilling disregard for life as some states have taken up legislation that would legalize abortion up until just moments before a child’s birth,” the White House said about the call. “President Trump and his administration are committed to defending and protecting the gift of life.”
Melissa Ohden, one of the women present at the meeting, survived a late-term abortion when her mother was seventh months pregnant with her. Speaking with the Daily Caller earlier this month, Ohden blasted Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for openly defending infanticide.
“I wake up every single day living with the fact that people somehow want to pass this kind of legislation that would have ended my life,” she told the outlet. “People can very nonchalantly talk about this or try to be ambiguous, but there is no ambiguity that exists. My life should have been ended by an abortion, and every day children are losing their lives.”
“Let’s just use the word infanticide, because that’s what it is,” Ohden continued. “In my case, I know there were nurses on the staff of that hospital who fought for me. I could have been left to die … I know that children like me were actually placed in a utility closet in buckets of formaldehyde and left to die, and I know that because I’ve talked to the nurses who were responsible for it.”
Ever since President Trump publicly denounced late-term abortion, left-wing media outlets like The Huffington Post have been pushing anecdotal stories from women touting the horrific practice as a moral good.