Pro-Life Group Endorses Donald Trump and Mike Pence: They “Will Pursue Pro-Life Goals”

National   Steven Ertelt   Jul 18, 2016   |   11:23AM    Washington, DC

Another pro-life group has issued an endorsement for Donald Trump for President — this time it’s Missouri Right to Life. The pro-life organization’s endorsement follows closely on t he heels of Trump’s naming pro-life Indiana Governor Mike Pence his vice=presidential running mate.

In an email to LifeNews.com, Missouri Right to Life said pro-life voters have a contrast in decisions — either Donald Trump or abortion activist Hillary Clinton.

“No other major party candidate declaring a pro-life position remains in the race for president. Trump has publicly and repeatedly stated his intention to pursue the same public policy goals as most pro-life Americans have espoused,” MRL said. “Hillary Clinton, the soon-to-be presidential nominee for the Democrat Party, is an extreme pro-abortion opponent.”

“Donald Trump has decisively declared his pledge to only nominate U.S. Supreme Court judges that uphold the right-to-life. Trump has voiced his strong support for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood. Trump supports the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” the pro-life group added. “Governor Mike Pence has a strong pro-life record on abortion during his time in Congress. Through his pro-life actions as Indiana governor, Mike Pence has proven himself to be a strong leader for the right to life.”

“We believe Hillary Clinton, as president, would yield the most disastrous era of danger to life in American history — and perhaps for generations to come. A Hillary Clinton presidency would accelerate the anti-life path of Barack Obama,” the organization said. “We must elect a pro-life president in November. Endorsing the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket is the first step in that process. MRL Federal PAC urges pro-life Missourians to join us in electing Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”

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Pence has a long, extensive pro-life record both as governor and a former member of Congress.

Last week, Trump condemned the Supreme Court’s pro-abortion decision striking down part of a Texas law that has saved thousands of babies from abortions.

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.

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.”

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.

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