President Trump received accolades earlier this week from a prominent pro-life group for advancing anti-abortion efforts throughout his presidency.

The Hosea Initiative officially gave its first Bernard N. Nathanson, MD Courageous Witness for Life Award to President Trump at its gala in Washington on Sunday, Dec. 15. The award was named after a medical professional who founded the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1969, but later became an outspoken pro-life activist.

Terry Beatley, founder and president of Hosea Initiative, said at the gala that the organization selected President Trump for his “courage to be able to stand up for the right thing.”

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, accepted the award on behalf of the president, explaining that President Trump wanted to “convey his great appreciation” for the award and for “the courage that each one of you has manifested.”

“This is obviously something that is very near and dear to my heart, as a physician spending so much time working on little babies,” said Carson.

President Trump has gained strong support among the pro-life movement for his defense of the unborn while president.

On July 4, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the largest pro-life group in the United States, officially endorsed President Trump’s re-election.

NRLC referred to the Trump administration’s record on abortion issues, including the reinstitution of the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax dollars from going to organizations that promote abortions overseas, the appointment of pro-life judges, and cutting funds to the United Nations’ Population Fund due to its ties to China’s forced abortion policy.

“From his first day in office, President Trump and his administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias in a statement at the time.

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