Michigan Pro-Life Group Endorses Trump for Re-Election: “The First President to Defund Panned Parenthood”

State   Steven Ertelt   Aug 28, 2019   |   2:02PM    Lansing, Michigan

A Michigan pro-life organization has issued its endorsement for President Donald Trump’s re-election bid, saying he has been dedicated to advancing pro-life principles as president.

Today, the Right to Life of Michigan Political Action Committee (RLM-PAC) announced 2020 election endorsements for President Donald Trump and pro-life Senate hopeful John James.

RLM indicates its endorsement for Trump followed on the heels of National Right to Life endorsing him this summer.

“On July 4, 2019, the National Right to Life Committee endorsed President Trump. The RLM-PAC affirmed the endorsement for his re-election campaign in Michigan. Donald Trump was the first prolife presidential candidate to carry Michigan since 1988. President Trump invested in Michigan and that commitment paid off,” the Michigan pro-life group said.

It told LifeNews: “President Trump’s prolife victories include nominations of two fair U.S. Supreme Court justices and numerous other judges. His administration has enforced and expanded several important regulations, making him the first president to successfully defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

“For decades, the abortion industry has relied on cheating the system, whether it’s through biased judges or ignoring laws and regulations. President Trump has made holding the abortion industry accountable an important objective. He’ll need prolife support in Congress to further advance that objective, including a total defunding of Planned Parenthood,” RLM concluded.

In its Independence Day endorsement, NRLC said Trump has taken steps as president to ensure that Americans are not forced to fund abortions or the abortion industry.

“One of the president’s first acts in office was to restore the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries. Later, the president expanded this policy to prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry,” the organization said.

“The Trump Administration also cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program,” NRLC added.

President Trump pledged “to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state.”

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The pro-life group also compiled a summary of President Trump’s record on the life issues.

In one of his first acts as president, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars.

Trump has repeatedly called out the Democratic Party’s extreme position on abortion. During his state of the union address this year, Trump slammed the governors of New York and Virginia for promoting abortion up to birth and infanticide. He also called for Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortions on babies who are capable of feeling pain.

Trump and his administration have made a number of changes to protect those who morally object to abortions, expanding conscience protections for medical workers who believe it is wrong to kill an unborn baby and increasing religious exemptions for Obamacare.

His administration also intervened to stop the United Nations from supporting abortion in a resolution about sexual violence. In 2018, under his leadership, the State Department removed references to the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby from a global human rights report as well.

This spring, the administration also finalized a new Title X rule that requires health care entities to completely separate abortion from their taxpayer-funded services. Planned Parenthood, which already has said it will not comply, could lose about $60 million annually through the policy change. However, the abortion group is suing to block the cuts.

Trump has appointed dozens of conservative judges to federal courts as well, including two to the U.S. Supreme Court.