Evangelical Leaders to Donald Trump: Give Pro-Life Voters a Reason to Support You

National   |   Emily Derois   |   Aug 26, 2016   |   9:47AM   |   Washington, DC

Evangelicals need assurance that Donald Trump will uphold our nation’s core values and principles. Christian leaders in the Faith and Freedom Coalition are urging the Republican presidential candidate to show pro-lifers that he will defend the unborn as president, CBN News reported.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of faith to become “effective citizens.” They support traditional values and are completely pro-life.

The coalition’s Executive Director Tim Head told The Brody File that Trump must appeal to evangelicals if he wants to win the election.

“Evangelicals make up one out of every four voters and are the largest single constituency in the electorate,” Head explained. “There is no path to victory for Donald Trump or Republican candidates down the ballot without a large turnout of voters of faith, so it is absolutely critical that he and others make these voters and their issues a top priority.”

As Head stated, evangelical voters are critical to this year’s election. If they recognize a candidate who will defend their values, they are much more likely to support him or her.

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Currently, the American Renewal Project, a Christian advocacy organization, is focusing its efforts on the states Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Throughout 40 days they have six Pastors and Pews events planned. These events are meant to educate the clergy on how to prepare their congregations for the coming election.

Donald Trump has already spoken at the recent Pastors and Pews event in Florida. He, as well as his vice presidential candidate pro-life Gov. Mike Pence, will be invited to the upcoming events, CBN News wrote.

David Lane is the evangelical leader behind the American Renewal Project. In an interview with The Brody File, Lane explained the importance of Christians voting in November: “Christians founded America, not secularists, agnostics, atheists or multicultural proponents like the current president. Evangelical and pro-life Catholic Christians have to engage in 2016 if America is to be saved.”

It is critical that pro-life voters understand the significance of this election. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has made her radical pro-abortion agenda clear. Clinton opposes abortion bans after 20 weeks of pregnancy when scientific evidence shows that unborn babies feel excruciating pain, and she wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortions. Clinton also has spoken in support of gruesome partial-birth abortions, which are illegal. And in an April interview Clinton said an unborn child just hours before delivery has no Constitutional rights. If elected, Clinton also promised to nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices who would ensure that Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand remain the law of the land for decades.

Trump, on the other hand, has promised to nominate conservative justices to the high court. In July, Pence promised that Trump’s nominees will uphold the right to life for unborn babies.

“If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we will see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” Pence said during a town hall-style event in Michigan.

If Trump is the nominee, he would present a stark contrast on abortion to pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton, who promised Planned Parenthood that she would try to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.

In contrast, Trump specifically promised he would sign a bill as president to de-fund Planned Parenthood.