Trump calls UN to protect religious freedom
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December 2019On September 23, President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to call a meeting at the UN for the specific purpose of challenging all nations to protect religious freedom.

In the meeting titled Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom, President Trump stated the U.S. will dedicate $25 million to protecting religious sites and places of worship around the globe. He also announced the creation of a coalition of top business leaders to help protect religious freedom in workplaces.

Additionally, the president addressed the abortion issue: “Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”

His plea echoed a letter from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar challenging other countries to oppose harmful UN policies that support abortion. The letter requests other nations “join the U.S. in ensuring that every sovereign state has the ability to determine the best way to protect the unborn.”, 9/23/19, 9/25/19;, 9/23/19;, 9/24/19