Donald Trump delivered on a promise and gave a pro-life victory to his coalition, banning government funds for international abortions.
A pro-life victory came today from a President who many claimed could never be trusted to halt the slaughter of the unborn in any way.
Here is Donald Trump signing three executive orders yesterday:
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The “Mexico City” rule is a pro-life victory because it defunds abortion and abortion propaganda overseas. The Sacramento Bee posted an explanation of the rule. It says in part:
- It requires foreign non-governmental organizations to not provide or promote abortion services if they receive funds from the U.S. government. Specifically, the funds would come from the United States Agency for International Development, and abortion cannot be presented as a “method of family planning.” Promoting abortion services includes work such as counseling for women that includes language on abortions.
- The policy was named for Mexico City because it was announced at the United Nations International Conference on Population in that location.
- It was signed into law by former President Ronald Reagan and went into effect in 1985.
- The policy stayed in effect until 1993, when it was rescinded by former President Bill Clinton. Since then, it has been reinstated by every Republican president and rescinded by every Democratic president within their first few days in office. Obama rescinded it exactly eight years ago, on Jan. 23, 2009.
So, America is no longer legally funding abortion or abortion propaganda in other countries. It is still funding global depopulation, which stinks, but at least it is not funding baby-killing.
By the way, people who make products want to sell them. Why can’t companies that make condoms and other means of birth control use marketing budgets to develop paying customers? Being able to have sex without automatically incurring the responsibility of a baby is something that companies should advertise on their own. Why is it assumed that taxpayers have to promote these for-profit businesses?
So, this isn’t as great as cutting off foreign “aid” altogether, but it’s a start!
Notice that Donald Trump signed three orders each reaching a part of his new coalition. He abolished our involvement in TPP to start fulfilling his promises to the working class. He froze hiring Federal employees to begin fulfilling his promises to the Tea Party. And he reinstated the Mexico City rule to start fulfilling his promises to pro-lifers. These groups often overlap but they are identifiable as differing groups within Trump’s voter base. In one day (less than five minutes, really) he addressed all three. While he must do more, this was an excellent start.
Is Donald Trump personally pro-life? Some don’t believe he is. If I were cynical, I would point out in the above video that he seemed more engaged when he signed the other two orders than when he signed the ban on abortions and abortion propaganda.
If you’re such a person: I have something to ask you: So what? A pro-life victory is still a real victory.
Donald Trump would not have been elected President without the pro-life vote. He won’t be reelected in 2020 without the pro-life vote. And, frankly, the only way he will avoid being impeached is by keeping his coalition loyal to him, because Republicans will probably betray him if they think they can get away with it.
Pro-lifers should thank God for giving us Donald Trump as President.