Abortion survivor and pro-life activist Gianna Jessen praised President Donald Trump for signing an executive order to ensure that babies who survive abortion procedures receive proper medical care.
“I stand up for you because you inspire me to be the best that I can be, you have taught for many year sir, you are an example. So thank you, sir,” Jessen, who has cerebral palsy due to the abortion, said, she continued, “You are by far the most pro-life, demonstrably pro-life president we have ever had. In recent times, the most courageous.”
“As someone born in an abortion clinic who did not die, I want to thank you. You are mocked all the time. And I will tell you, I will stand up for you,” Jessen added.
dear @realDonaldTrump i just did a facebook live thanking you for your born alive executive order. here is a clip of it. i was born in an abortion clinic but did not die. i have cerebral palsy. i have a feeling that if we should meet, you would give me your arm to steady me. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/XaSGe11aQz
— gianna jessen (@giannajessen) September 23, 2020
President Trump announced this week that he plans to sign a “born alive” executive order.
“I will always defend the sacred right to life,” the president said in pre-recorded remarks delivered to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
“Today I am announcing that I will be signing the Born Alive executive order to assure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve,” he said, adding, “This is our sacrosanct moral duty.”
The president’s action came after legislation called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require babies born alive during botched abortion procedures receive equivalent medical care given to any other newborn failed to pass Congress.
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini celebrated the president’s decision, saying that he had “stepped up for life.”
“His actions today provide necessary legal protections for some of the most vulnerable in society—survivors of failed abortions,” Mancini said in a statement.
“These steps had to be taken because some Democrats in the Senate promised to block legislation that mandates basic medical care for children who survive an abortion—an extremist view shared by vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.”
Born miraculously in 1977 during a failed saline abortion attempt, Jessen became an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement when she was 14.
She gave her testimony before the United States House Judiciary Committee in 2015, asking, “If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine?”