Pro-Life Group Endorses Donald Trump: “He Will Nominate Pro-Life Justices, Defund Planned Parenthood”

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 28, 2016   |   12:48PM   |   Cincinnati, OH

Another pro-life organization has issued an endorsement for Donald Trump for president. This time it’s Cincinnati Right to Life and their political action committee which says Trump can be relied on to nominate pro-life justices to protect taxpayers from funding abortions and to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Cincinnati Right to Life follows a long list of pro-life groups that have issued endorsements or said that they support Trump over pro-aortion activist Hillary Clinton.

In an email to the pro-life organizations said Trump also would sign a pro-life law pending in Congress that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and that he supports protecting businesses like Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for abortion causing drugs for their employees.

“This is a challenging time for the pro-life movement,” said Jack Hart, President, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC.  “Donald Trump has pledged to take actions that will help protect innocent life and preserve religious liberty for all Americans.  Hillary Clinton has promised to take actions that could set those efforts back a generation.  Pro-life votes are critical in this election.”

As the organization emailed LifeNews:

The Cincinnati Right to Life Political Action Committee (CRTL-PAC) has endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States.

The CRTL-PAC endorsement is based on Mr. Trump’s stated human life protections, including:

  • Will nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court

  • Will make the Hyde Amendment permanent law, protecting taxpayers from having to pay for abortions

  • Will end tax funds to abortion giant Planned Parenthood

  • Will sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to end painful late-term abortions

  • Opposes abortion (except in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother)

  • Supports individual conscience rights and religious liberty

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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 in recent months that provide further details on what Trump has said regarding Planned Parenthood funding:

August 4: Donald Trump: Shut Down the Federal Government to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

August 11: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory”

August 17: Donald Trump: Videos of Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Were “Disgusting,” De-Fund It

August 26: Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory” That Sells Baby Parts Like Automobiles

October 19: Donald Trump: “Planned Parenthood Should Absolutely be De-Funded”

December 2: Donald Trump: De-Fund Planned Parenthood and “Look Carefully at” Overturning Roe v. Wade

December 22: Donald Trump: Unless Planned Parenthood Stops Doing Abortions, We Should De-Fund It