Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 10:00 am
The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his department is committed to protecting life "from conception to natural death," as he prepares to attend Friday's national March for Life.
"We are proud to be 'the Department of Life' and will continue protecting life and lives while upholding the fundamental freedoms and inherent dignity of all Americans," said Azar in a statement released on Jan. 23.
Azar said that "it is an honor to lead a department that has demonstrated our full commitment to protecting the dignity of life from conception to natural death."
HHS released the statement the evening before the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., an annual pro-life gathering that is attended by tens of thousands from all over the U.S. and foreign countries.