Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, gave a speech today before thousands of pro-life voters at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority Conference” in Washington. Trump said he stood with them 100% and added that we should protect the sanctity of human life.
Trump also mentioned how each of the people on his short list of potential Supreme Court nominees is pro-life– a nod to the most important issue in the presidential election from the pro-life perspective.
“We want to uphold the sanctity and dignity of life,” he said.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump assured Christian conservatives Friday that he will fight for “our shared values” and warned that Hillary Clinton will push policies that ignore the “will of the people” and crush working families.
“I am with you 100 percent,” Mr. Trump told the hundreds gathered there.
The 69-year-old vowed to support pro-life policies, defend religious liberty and confront the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.
Recently, Trump announced a list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life and conservative groups praised for having potential judges who would be Constitutionalists.
The list of potential nominees for the seat of pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antnoin Saclia that Trump would conifer include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri.
Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas.
“This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican party leadership,” Trump’s campaign said.
If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast on abortion to pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump has specifically promised he would sign a bill as president to de-fund Planned Parenthood. In an interview with David Brody of CBN, Trump made that promise:
David Brody: “As a President Trump, if a bill came to your desk that would defund Planned Parenthood you would support that, you would sign that?”
Donald Trump: “Yes, because as long as they do the abortion I am not for funding Planned Parenthood… As long as they’re involved with abortion, as far as I’m concerned forget it, I wouldn’t fund them regardless. I would defund Planned Parenthood because of their view and the fact of their work on abortion…. I am for defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they are involved with abortion.”
As far as Trump’s comments on Planned Parenthood funding are concerned, Trump has fairly consistently said he opposes taxpayer funding but he’s also made some remarks about the “good things” Planned Parenthood does that have alarmed pro-life voters — as if any “good thing” could make up for the fact that planned Parenthood kills 330,000 unborn babies a year in abortions and then sells their body parts for profit.
Meanwhile, Trump said he thinks the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that ushered in an era of 48 million abortions was “wrongly decided.” Trump said he would appoint “very good judges” who would ultimately “change it” but he opposed Roe without specifically saying it should be overturned.
Here are some of the headlines we’ve carried at LifeNews.com in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding: