Just a couple of weeks ago, some political pundits would have thought this impossible. But a new national poll today conducted by CNN shows Donald Trump leading pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The latest poll from CNN and the Opinion Research Center shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent. The poll surveyed 1,001 adults over the first weekend in September and has a margin of error or 3.5 percent.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein earned 7 and 2 percent, respectively.
Some 54 percent of men support Trump, compared to 32 percent for Clinton while the abortion activists has the backing of 53 percent of female voters, compared to 38 percent for Trump.
Maria Gallagher, legislative/PAC Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the state affiliate of National Right to Life in Pennsylvania, said her group appreciated the support for Trump from NRLC. Earlier this summer, the political action committee of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation supported Trump as well and other NRLC state affiliate groups have followed suit.
“Donald Trump has pledged to appoint U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will strictly interpret the Constitution, rather than making laws from the bench,”Gallagher told LifeNews.
“In sharp contrast, Democrat Hillary Clinton has imposed a pro-abortion litmus test for Supreme Court nominees. Her radical stand is at odds with the vast majority of Americans, who oppose legal abortion in most circumstances, according to numerous public opinion polls,” Gallagher added.
Gallagher said Trump is worthy of support from pro-life voters because Trump also supports a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion—a position supported by more than 60 percent of the electorate.
Tragically, Clinton has vowed to repeal the common sense Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer funding of abortion except in the rare cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother, she said.
Gallagher added that, while Mr. Trump supports a ban on grisly late-term abortions, Mrs. Clinton voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act while serving as a U.S. Senator. The law, which bans a gruesome act in which a baby is partly delivered, then killed, was ultimately upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Mr. Trump is committed to protecting the lives of preborn babies and the well-being of their mothers. Mrs. Clinton would set our nation back 40 years by pursuing extremist policies that threaten the lives of innocent unborn children and the health and safety of American women,” Gallagher said.
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. Trump also recently hired a key pro-life advocate has his domestic policy director.
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.
Here are some of the headlines we’ve carried at LifeNews.com in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding: