WATCH: Pro-Life Group The Hosea Initiative Gives Trump Courageous Witness for Life Award

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (2nd L) receives the 2019 Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson “Courageous Witness for Life Award” on behalf of President Donald Trump, next to Sen. Kevin Cramer (L) (R-N.D.), Terry Beatley, president of Hosea Initiative, and Michael Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, at The Life is Beautiful gala hosted by the Hosea Initiative at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium building in Washington on Dec. 9, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

A prominent pro-life group has bestowed upon President Donald Trump an award for his efforts to advance anti-abortion efforts.

The Hosea Initiative officially awarded President Trump their first Bernard N. Nathanson, MD “Courageous Witness for Life” Award at their gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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, told those gathered at the gala that Trump was receiving the award because he had the “courage” to stand for “the right thing.”

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, accepted the award on behalf of the president, explaining that 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, who spoke of his wife once meeting an adult woman who he had performed surgery on while she was still in the womb.

“Now she’s a beautiful, articulate, completely independent young person and that’s why no one will ever convince me that what is in a mother’s womb is a meaningless bunch of cells.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski