Operation Rescue Names President Donald Trump 2017’s ‘Pro-Life Person Of The Year’

Operation Rescue Names President Donald Trump 2017’s ‘Pro-Life Person Of The Year’

Each year, the Christian and pro-life organization, Operation Rescue, awards the Malachi Award to the most pro-life person of the year. This award has been given out for years and this year’s recipient for 2017 is our very own president.

President Donald Trump was chosen for his courage and tireless efforts to protect the unborn

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At the beginning of each new year, Operation Rescue honors individuals who have worked tirelessly for the pro-life movement in the past year. “Operation Rescue is grateful to Pres. Trump for having the courage to keep promises made during the campaign that provide greater protections for the pre-born and deny Federal funds from those who commit abortions,” said Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue. “He has proven to be the most pro-life president we have had in modern history and has backed up his pro-life rhetoric with action like no other before him.” Along with Troy Newman’s statement, Operation Rescue also listed a list of accomplishments that President Trump has achieved since taking office last January.

According to the list, some of the reasons included the Trump Administration Department of Justice  launching “a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby parts trafficking scheme” and Trump providing “protection for those of religious and moral convictions from paying for abortifacient drugs through Obamacare, and continues to work to repeal and replace it.” Among others, Trump actively supporting “pro-life legislation, such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which is currently held up in the U.S. Senate” was also highlighted.

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Trump joins the ranks of other pro-life advocates & Malachi Award recipients

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President Trump is currently the first and only president to receive the Malachi Award. Since Operation Rescue began in 1986, many Malachi Awards have been given to pro-life individuals over the years. For 2008, Lila Rose was given the award for her work as the president of Live Action as she helped to expose illegal conduct in abortion clinics. Last year’s recipient for 2016 was Marsha Blackburn for her work investigating and uncovering sold aborted baby parts and illegal late-term abortions.

(H/T: Operation Rescue)