Just one day after a deeply disappointing decision from the Supreme Court regarding a pro-life law in Texas that saved thousands of babies from abortions, a state pro-life group has announced its support for Donald Trump for president. The pro-life organization cited Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees as a reason for urging pro-life voters to support Trump.
Susan Smith, the president of the Pro-Life Council of Connecticut, told LifeNews her group “proudly announce its support for Donald Trump for President.”
“This 2016 Presidential election is critical, the stakes have never been higher. Our next president holds the prolife fate of our country, in his or her hands,” Smith said. “We applaud Mr. Trump’s list of pro-life candidates for Supreme Court justices.”
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. He also told a group of more than 1,000 pro-life leaders and activists that he would appoint pro-life judges.
“We are going to appoint great Supreme Court justices… These will be justices of great intellect… And they will be pro-life,” he said.
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Smith also said her organization’s members appreciated an op-ed Trump wrote earlier this year marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. She said:
Our members were very moved after reading Mr. Trumps op-ed piece, ‘The Culture of Life’ , which he wrote to mark the 2016 Anniversary of Roe vs Wade. I strongly recommend that everyone read this piece. When Mr. Trump states, “By preserving our culture of LIFE that we will Make America Great Again,” it is the goal of our pro-life movement , which we have been fighting for, year after year, State by State, to protect all human life, from the time of fertilization until natural death. Trump also points out that, “Over time, our culture of life in this country has started sliding toward a culture of death.” Our Pro-Life movement knows that Mr. Trump’s statement is absolutely true and the downward spiral that will occur, if Hillary Clinton is elected.
“Our Pro-Life movement has a moral obligation to save as many lives as possible and to protect the innocent,” Smith concluded. “On election day, Donald Trump is the only candidate who can defeat Pro-Choice Hillary Clinton, who will stand and battle with us, to preserve and protect, our basic fundamental human right, the Right to Life.”
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.