Trump calls on Congress to ban late-term abortion

The president also asked Congress to provide $50 million to fund neonatal research.
4:18 | 02/05/20

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We know that America is constantly achieving. New medical breakthroughs. In 2017 doctors at saint Luke's hospital in Kansas City delivered one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive. Morning just 21 weeks in six days and Wayne less than a pound. LA Schneider was a born fighter. Through the skill of our doctors. And the president for parents but bill LE kept on winning the battle of life. Today Ellie is a strong healthy two year old girl sitting with her amazing mother Robin. In the gallery Billy and Robin we are glad to have you with us. It. Hillary reminds us that every child is a miracle of life. And thanks to modern medical wonders 50% to very premature babies delivered at the hospital. We're Ellie was born now survive. It's incredible thing thank you very much. All she needs to ensure that every baby has the best chance to thrive and grow just like jelly. That is why I'm asking congress to provide an additional fifty million dollars to fund neonatal research for America's youngest patients. That is why I'm also calling upon members of congress here tonight to pass legislation. Finally banning the late. Term abortion. Okay. Whether we're Republican. Democrat or independent. Surely we buy this all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from god. As we support America's moms and dads I was recently proud to sign. The law providing new parents in the federal work force paid family leave. Serving as a model. For the rest of the country. Now I call on congress to pass the bipartisan advancing support for working families act. Extending family leave to mothers and fathers all across our nation. Forty million American families have an average 2200. Dollars extra thanks to our child tax credit. I've also overseeing historic funding increases for high quality child care. Enabling seventeen states to help more children. Many of which have reduced or eliminated there waiting to us all together. And I sent congress a plan with a vision to further expand access to high quality child care. And urge you to act immediately.

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