By Harry Leibowitz, PhD
World of Children Co-Founder and Co-Chair
I often write about the rights of children, and I usually research carefully and make my arguments with clarity.
This time, I will not write anything myself, but simply ask you to study these two comments by President Donald Trump and his administration, both made within the past week. If anyone reading this does not see the anomaly, please write to me and I will clarify for you:
(1) “The Trump administration said in a court filing that reuniting thousands of migrant children separated from their parents or guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border may not be “within the realm of the possible.”1
(2) “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life, and let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children—born and unborn—are made in the holy image of God.”2
Harry Leibowitz founded World of Children 21 years ago and he is broadly respected as an advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children. He has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, The Procter & Gamble Humanitarian Award, and with his wife and co-founder, Kay, he was featured as one of the five couples “Changing Philanthropy in America” on Huffington Post.
Visual by Marc Murphy, Louisville Courier Journal
(1) NBC News
(2) President Trump at SOTU – February 5, 2019