Another pro-life group has issued an endorsement for Donald Trump — the first to do so following his acceptance of the Republican nomination last night. The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee has endorsed Donald Trump for President.
The group’s president, Dr. Wanda Franz, informed LifeNews that it believes Trump will handle key pro-life issues in a pro-life manner.
“Donald Trump has completed a candidate questionnaire with 14 of 14 pro-life answers. He has put out a list of possible Supreme Court candidates that have been widely praised as those who will uphold the Constitution, not legislate from the bench,” Franz said. “He is committed to supporting the Republican platform that contains the most pro-life plank ever. He has chosen as his Vice Presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence from Indiana. While Pence served in Congress, he was designated one of the 20 most Conservative individuals in the Congress and had a 100% pro-life voting record.”
Franz told LifeNews.com that the endorsement also came about because Hillary Clinton, if elected president, would be an abortion champion.
“Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has always personally supported abortion rights for women. Her personal support is reflected in the abortion policies she advocates. If elected President of the United States, she would be the most pro-abortion President to ever hold the office,” Franz said.
She continued: “Clinton has been a regular presenter at Planned Parenthood meetings. At her presentation in June of this year, she restated her support for taxpayer funding of abortion by repealing the Hyde Amendment that has stopped Medicaid funding of abortions since the 1970’s. She opposes the pro-life Texas law that requires abortion clinics to submit to the health and safety laws required of every other health clinic in the state. Her opposition to this law undermines her claim that she supports women, as she will not even assure that abortion facilities are safe.”
“In other interviews, Hillary has taken the position that the unborn child has no constitutional rights, even in the last days before birth,” Franz added. “She supports partial-birth abortions and has emphasized that promoting abortion is a primary goal of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. She has gone so far as to suggest that, in order to promote this international agenda in pro-life countries, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
“Our culture of life is in jeopardy. A President Hillary Clinton will select pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices, who will set back our hard-won pro-life advances for a generation. We cannot afford to elect her to the presidency so she can put into place the most horrible of pro-abortion policies,” Franz concluded.
In the most recent move that delighted pro-life voters, Trump selected pro-life Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Pence has a long, extensive pro-life record both as governor and a former member of Congress.
This month, 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.