When the American people elected Donald J. Trump as President last year, I will admit to being worried about how he would handle the abortion issue.
While he told voters during the campaign that he was indeed “pro-life,” Trump had just a few years earlier been profoundly pro-abortion, even while admitting that he did not like the reality of abortion.
However, as the first year of his presidency comes to a close, we now know that President Trump may actually be the MOST pro-life president we’ve ever had. In the last year, he has done more to end the evil scourge of abortion than any President before him.
In a recent letter to pro-life advocates the President once again made his support for our cause clear.
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“Thank you for taking the time to express your views regarding abortion.
The right to life is fundamental and universal. As your President, I am dedicated to protecting the lives of every American, including the unborn.
As I have made clear, organizations like Planned Parenthood should not receive Federal funding if they perform abortions. For that reason, I was proud to sign into law a bill that allows States to prioritize how they spend their Federal family planning grant money, including the choice to withhold taxpayer funding from organizations that insist on performing abortions.
I am also dedicated to ensuring that America does not fund abortions abroad. That is why one of the first actions I took as President was to reinstate and modernize the Mexico City policy, which ensures that American taxpayer dollars are not used to fund organizations that perform abortions in foreign countries.
At the same time, I am deeply committed to investing in women’s health and support Federal funding for programs that provide world-class services for women, such as cardiovascular care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, family planning and gynecological care, and obstetrics and prenatal care. I will continue to advocate for policies that promote better healthcare for women.
Thank you again for your suggestions. As President, I am committed to protecting the right to life and supporting women’s health services. Please visit www.WhiteHouse.gov to read more on how I am delivering on these issues for the American people.”
We have much to be thankful for in the presidency of Donald Trump, most glaringly has been his stalwart defense of innocent life.