The Pro-Life Views of Ronald Reagan

This week we continue our series examining different views of past presidents. Today we take a look at the pro-life views of President Ronald Reagan.

There’s One Individual Who’s Not Being Considered at All.

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“[T]here’s one individual who’s not being considered at all. That’s the one who is being aborted. And I’ve noticed that everybody¬†that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan, September 21, 1980.

No Longer Can Abortion Advocates Deny Reality.

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“No longer can advocates of abortion deny reality: Abortion is not merely a matter between a woman and her doctor. For when they say that, surely they are forgetting the unborn child whose very life hangs in the balance.” -Ronald Reagan, September 11, 1985.

The Policy of Abortion On Demand Will Be Reversed.

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“As more and more Americans become aware of the true nature of abortion, I am convinced that the policy of abortion on demand will be reversed and that everyone’s right to life will once again be fully protected.” -Ronald Reagan, September 11, 1985.

An Excerpt From Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

Today is the late President Ronald Reagan’s 103rd birthday.

Below are an excerpt and a video clip from President Reagan’s 1989 farewell address. Both contain some excellent thoughts from Reagan on freedom and American greatness.

Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words: “We the People.” “We the People” tell the government what to do; it doesn’t tell us. “We the People” are the driver; the government is the car, and we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast. Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are. Our Constitution is a document in which “We the People” tell the government what it is allowed to do. “We the People” are free. This belief has been the underlying basis for everything I’ve tried to do these past 8 years.

Ronald Reagan
January 11, 1989