Ronald Wilson Reagan (Pro-life) Part 31

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Emancipation Proclamation of Preborn Children video of Reagan’s statement

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President Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony. 6/20/85.

Why did I get so involved in campaigning for Ronald Reagan? Simply put it was a combination of factors. I will going through them the next few days. Today I am going to just talk about the first influence and it was the film series Whatever happened to the human race? by Reagan’s Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and Francis Schaeffer. I watched this film series over and over in 1980. Watch a clip below.

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NOW THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death, and I do proclaim, ordain, and declare that I will take care that the Constitution and laws of the United States are faithfully executed for the protection of America’s unborn children. Upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God. I also proclaim Sunday, January 17, 1988, as a national Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in their homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life they enjoy and to reaffirm their commitment to the dignity of every human being and sanctity of every human life.

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Clip from the film series Whatever happened to the human race? by Reagan’s Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and Francis Schaeffer

Little known presidential facts:

  1. Sally Hemings (ca. 1773-1885) was not only Jefferson’s slave, but also the half-sister of Jefferson’s dead wife. She is said to have been Jefferson’s mistress for thirty-eight years, and scholars have argued for years whether Jefferson was the father of her children. DNA tests in 1998 revealed that a male in Jefferson’s line was the father of at least one of her children, though it did not prove conclusively that Jefferson himself fathered them.c
  2. When Martin Van Buren wrote his autobiography after serving as president from 1837-1841, he didn’t mention his wife of 12 years. Not even once.i
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