President Donald J. Trump writes to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Dear Madam Speaker:

I am concerned that this year, the Congress may consider legislation that could substantially change Federal policies and laws on abortion, and allow taxpayer dollars to be used for the destruction of human life. Like several of my predecessors who served as President of the United States, I am writing to make sure that there is no misunderstanding of my views on these important issues.

As a previous President said, our Nation was founded on the belief that every human being has rights, dignity, and matchless value. Every child should be welcomed into life and protected in law. The advancement of science and medicine does not, and need never conflict with the ethical imperative to cherish and protect every life. In fact, advances in science have made it more possible than ever to see life developing at the earliest stages and underscore Americans’ obligation to protect helpless and innocent life from destruction—whether it is in the womb or elsewhere. These issues are deeply emotional and are made even more complicated when the Congress compels American taxpayers to fund efforts that end human life.