[Statement] Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: ‘Trump has assumed the role of pro-life champion-in-chief’
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Rev. Samuel Rodriguez issues the following statement following the announcement President Trump will address the March for Life rally, becoming the first President of the United States to speak at the pro-life event:
“Today, President Trump will make history, again. While all the Republicans before him were decidedly pro-life, the President’s decision to appear today at the March for Life represents a uniquely clarion call embodying the administration’s absolutely unwavering and unashamed position on the right to human life. There is no political calculus in the President’s pro-life position; it clearly comes from moral conviction at the heart of the administration. President Trump does so at a time when the pro-life tent is as wide as its ever been before, after two generations of bigoted accusations against pro-life and religious Americans that their position was anti-science, we have now come to a time when that debate is no longer about science at all. The chips of science have fallen securely on the side of life; now, it’s a debate about ethics and – I believe – human rights. It is, in fact, the single greatest human rights question in America, in our time, and its fitting that hundreds-of-thousands of Americans have made this pilgrimage to the nation’s capital every year to raise the cause. This is a debate that led more than twenty states to pass bills limiting abortion over the last year, and it’s a debate now led by women and an increasingly pro-life and diverse millenial generation. It is a uniquely bi-partisan issue where all the data is trending in the direction of life. The abortion debate should no longer be about politics at all; it should become about the facts. President Trump has assumed the role of pro-life champion-in-chief.”
Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, executive producer of “Breakthrough” with 20th Century Fox and bestselling author of “You Are Next: Destroy What Has Paralyzed You and Never Miss Your Moment Again” (Charisma House Publishing). CNN and FOX News have called him “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News and CNN as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with more than 40,000 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.