Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulled out a shocking and surprising victory in tonight’s presidential election. Trump defeated pro-abortion candidate Hillary Clinton, who most media outlets and pundits expected to win handily.
Although Trump campaigned as a pro-life candidate, he is a fairly recent pro-life convert, having switched his position from supporting abortion to pro-life in 2011. During the campaign, Trump made mixed comments about the Planned Parenthood abortion business but ultimately said he would sign a bill to defund the abortion company. As president pro-life voters will be working overtime to hold him to that campaign pledge.
Trump also promised to appoint the kinds of judges to the Supreme Court that would please pro-life voters. The candidate released two separate lists of potential Supreme Court nominees, both of which went over well with pro-life voters and organizations. Leading pro-life groups will undoubtedly hold Trump’s feet to the fire as he will take office with the ability to already appoint one member of the Supreme Court following the death of pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump also pledged to sign pro-life legislation including a ban on abortions after 20 weeks and pro-life groups will be looking to him to sign that and to move forward with pro-life policies such as the Mexico City Policy which prevents taxpayer funding of abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood for their International work.
In an opinion column published Monday at USA Today, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his final case to American voters to vote for him. As he has pledged before, Trump made repealing Obamacare a central part of the reason he asked voters to support him tomorrow at the polls.
For 17 months, I’ve traveled this country and met countless Americans from every walk of life. Your hopes have become my hopes and your dreams have become my dreams.
I’ve been inspired on this journey by the millions of you who came to cheer a simple idea: that we can make America great again.
Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing job-killing Obamacare — Americans are experiencing soaring double-digit premium hikes, insurers are leaving, doctors are quitting, jobs are fleeing, and deductibles are through the roof.
We will repeal and replace catastrophic Obamacare with new reforms that dramatically expand choice, substantially lower costs, and significantly improve the quality of care. And we will end the offshoring of American jobs.
Trump also put the spotlight on the Supreme Court which is probably the number one issue in this election for pro-life voters. The Supreme Court has the potential to keep abortion legal for four more decades resulting in the deaths of another fifty to sixty million and more children.
I will restore the constitutional rule of law and nominate Supreme Court justices who will do the same.
During the presidential debate Donald Trump made it very clear that he will appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court who would be likely to overturn the Roe versus Wade decision that has led to 58 million abortions.
Trump said he is pro-life and the kinds of Judges he would put on the nation’s highest court are those that would be the kind pro-life voters would appreciate. For pro-life voters, the Supreme Court is probably the most important election issue this year as the nation’s highest court could control the fate of abortion for decades to come and whether another 58 million abortions happen or if unborn children will eventually enjoy legal protection.
“The Supreme Court – it’s what it’s all about. Our country is so, just so imperative that we have the right justices,” Trump said. ” I feel that the justices that I am going to appoint– and I’ve named 20 of them. The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent.“
Trump talked about the kind of temperament that is best for a potential Supreme Court justice to have.
“They are great scholars in all cases, and they are people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted. And I believe that’s very, very important. I don’t think we should have the justices appointed that decide what they want to hear,” he said. “It’s all about the Constitution of — and so important — the Constitution, the way it was meant to be. And those are the people that I will appoint. “
Asked if Roe v. wade would be overturned by judges Trump would appoint, he said that would be the case.
“Well, if that would happen because I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges,” Trump said. “Well if we put another two or perhaps three justices on that’s really what’s going to be — that will happen. It’ll happen automatically in my opinion because I am putting pro-life justices on the court.”