Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was quoted as saying that late-term abortions were "just horrific...totally just wrong."
Religious liberty is also a subject of some debate on the national political scene, with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee using recent sessions to question candidates' religious beliefs, concepts of sin, and membership in charitable and fraternal organizations.
Meanwhile, the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado are due back in court over their refusal to make a special-order cake to celebrate a so-called gender transition.
"I will never let you down," Trump told the crowd Thursday morning, appearing to offer support for religious liberty causes.
The president also pledged his support for a number of causes which have highlighted religious liberty issues in recent months, including reference to religious adoption agencies, which have come under fire for refusing to work with same-sex couples.
Recently, the City of Philadelphia canceled a contract to place foster children through Catholic Charities becuase the agency did not place children with couples in same-sex relationships.
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At the time the contract was canceled, no same-sex couple had ever applied to be a foster parent through Catholic Charities. The city is currently in the midst of a foster care shortage crisis.
The National Prayer Breakfast was first held in 1953, since then it has been attended by every president since Dwight Eisenhower.