Nebraska Pro-Life Group Supports Donald Trump for President: The Supreme Court Matters

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 30, 2016   |   11:56AM   |   Lincoln, NE

A state pro-life group from Nebraska is the latest to endorse Donald Trump for president — following pro-life organizations in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. Nebraska Right to Life says the Supreme Court is of paramount importance for pro-life voters — which is why it supports Trump over Hillary Clinton.

The Nebraska Right to Life Board of Directors met and voted to support Donald Trump in the race for the presidency. NRTL executive director Julie Schmit-Albin explained the decision to

“We have a clear cut decision in the Presidential race,” she said. “The next President could be nominating from 3 to 4 U.S. Supreme Court Justices. As we have seen with the Court’s decision on the Texas abortion case, the ability of the pro-life movement to pass meaningful State restrictions is in jeopardy. Moreover, the demeanor of the Court has shifted with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.”

“We know what Planned Parenthood and NARAL friend Hillary Clinton will do to the Supreme Court.” said Schmit-Albin. “Donald Trump on the other hand has already released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees which have passed scrutiny by two major conservative legal organizations. He has said he would de-fund the abortion industry and is for the reversal of Roe v. Wade and returning the issue to the States. He has also reached out to faith-based leaders and pro-life, pro-family organizations to begin a dialogue regarding pro-life issues.”

SIGN THE PLEDGE: I Pledge to Vote for a Pro-Life Candidate for President

“Nebraska Right to Life will be distributing thousands of flyers at County Fairs and our State Fair booth showing the stark contrast between Clinton and Trump on abortion.” said Schmit-Albin. “The stakes have never been higher. We must elect a pro-life President and keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.”

Yesterday, the Pro-Life Council of Connecticut issued its support for Trump.

Susan Smith, the president of the Pro-Life Council of Connecticut, told LifeNews her group “proudly announces 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.

Smith also said her organization’s members appreciated an op-ed Trump wrote earlier this year marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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.