In what can only be described as a monumental moment in our history, President Trump’s Department Health and Human Services (HHS) has just unveiled their new strategic plan for the period covering 2018-2022.
Why is this momentous? It’s because of a few simple words.
Previously, the HHS strategic plan under President Obama said this in its introduction:
HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving Americans at every stage of life.
That’s a nice, nebulous little statement, no?
Well, under President Trump the HHS is getting more specific. The same introduction now says this:
HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception.
That’s a life-changing difference.
It seems that the government has suddenly become believers in what the science teaches us about human life, namely that it begins at conception.
Moreover, HHS went even further and made its first strategic goal to “Reform, Strengthen, and Modernize the Nation’s Health Care.” Again, this sounds fairly innocuous and uncontroversial, but a quick reading of the introduction to this strategic goal makes its purpose abundantly clear.
Here’s what the intro says:
HHS is dedicated to reforming, strengthening, and modernizing the Nation’s health care system. By promoting greater affordability and balancing spending, strengthening health care quality and patient safety, improving access and expanding choices, and investing in the health care workforce, HHS seeks to improve health care outcomes for people we serve. While we may refer to the people we serve as beneficiaries, enrollees, patients, or consumers, our ultimate goal is to improve healthcare outcomes for all people, including the unborn, across healthcare settings.
But wait folks, it gets better. The third new strategic goal not only mentions life beginning at conception, but it argues that care should continue through “natural death.” The third strategic goal has HHS working to “Strengthen the Economic and Social Well-Being of Americans across the Lifespan,” in that goal we find this beautiful nugget.
A core component of the HHS mission is our dedication to serve all Americans from conception to natural death, but especially those individuals and populations facing or at high risk for economic and social well-being challenges, through effective human services.
These changes signal something tremendous underway in the Trump administration and they continue to reinforce the truth that President Donald Trump is the “most pro-life” President that we’ve ever elected. If for nothing else, this is one very important reason for conservatives everywhere to continue to cheer the President on and to lend support to his administration.
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