Pro-Life Group Backs Donald Trump: “He Will Appoint Pro-Life Judges and Defund Planned Parenthood”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 23, 2016   |   11:36AM   |   Washington, DC

Another state pro-life group has issued a statement supporting Donald Trump. The New York State Right to Life Committee PAC is supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States in the 2016 election. The endorsement comes after a pro-life group from Pennsylvania;vania backed Trump.

The pro-life organization says it appreciates Trump’s advocacy for good judges — especially for the Supreme Court — and his willingness to sign legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

“Mr. Trump has met the criteria of the PAC on the life issues and he is running a serious campaign,” the group told in a statement. “He has also said he will appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court and will not approve funding for Planned Parenthood as long as they are in the abortion business.”

The group said it appreciated how, in an article that appeared in the Washington Examiner a few months ago, Donald Trump said,”The next president must follow those principles that work best and that reinforce the reverence Americans hold for life… is by preserving our culture of life that we will Make America Great Again.”

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In contrast, New York State Right to Life, which is the state pro-life group form where both candidates hail and knows both well, says Hillary Clinton is too pro-abortion for any pro-life voter to consider.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton is a strong proponent of abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. She supports Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, and encourages efforts at the United Nations to make abortion a fundamental human right throughout the world.,” the group told LifeNews.

Recently, Trump released a well-received list of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees — a list pro-life groups hailed for having strong supporters of the Constitution. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.

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 in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding:

August 4: Donald Trump: Shut Down the Federal Government to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

August 11: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory”

August 17: Donald Trump: Videos of Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Were “Disgusting,” De-Fund It

August 26: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory” That Sells Baby Parts Like Automobiles

October 19: Donald Trump: “Planned Parenthood Should Absolutely be De-Funded”

December 2: Donald Trump: De-Fund Planned Parenthood and “Look Carefully at” Overturning Roe v. Wade

December 22: Donald Trump: Unless Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions, We Should De-Fund It