Donald Trump Silent on Abortion on 43rd Roe Anniversary, Pro-Lifer Challenges Him to Speak Out

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2016   |   5:01PM   |   Washington, DC

Businessman Donald Trump says he is pro-life and wants to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. He’s vocal on just about every topic and is ready to offer a quip at a moment’s notice on anything that concerns him, the presidential campaign of politics.

But Trump is remarkably silent today on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. His campaign has issued no statement from him on the 58 million unborn babies killed in abortion, he’s not addressed pro-life topics today in any interviews and the prolific tweeter hasn’t said a word on Twitter or even RTd a statement or picture from anyone else opposing abortion.

His silence has resulted in a top pro-life U.S. Senator challenging him to speak out for unborn children on today — the day that the majority of Americans who are pro-life solemnly recall the dreadful Supreme Court decision that ushered in an era of virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.

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Senator Join Ernst, a pro-life Republican who happens to hail from the site of the first presidential caucus, Iowa, told the Weekly Stndard that Trump needs to speak out. She also wants Trump to talk about where he stands on the monumentally important issue of Supreme Court judges — key to whether or not America will suffer from abortion on demand another 43 years.

Ahead of her speech at the March for Life on Friday, Iowa GOP senator Joni Ernst said that Donald Trump should tell voters where he stands on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that declared a right to abortion-on-demand.

“It is extremely important—extremely important” to have a president who would “appoint judges that understand that Roe v. Wade really wasn’t a decision that was based on the Constitution,” Ernst told THE WEEKLY STANDARD during an interview in her Senate office Friday morning.

Asked if Trump should tell voters his position on the issue, Ernst replied that Republican candidates “need to spell that out. They should know where they stand. They’re running for the office of president. They should know where they stand on this issue because it is so important.”

Unfortunately, Trump’s campaign is not responding to pro-life news sources like The Weekly Standard about more details on his pro-life positions on abortion and Supreme Court judges.

“Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks has not replied to emails from TWS asking for clarification on these points,” TWS reporter John McCormack wrote.

If Trump wants pro-life voters to take his views seriously, he needs to speak our more frequently and more thoroughly on abortion — especially on a day when America is mourning 58 million aborted babies.