Pro-Life Leaders Defend President Trump From Bogus Impeachment: “The Most Effective Pro-Life President”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 18, 2019   |   5:54PM   |   Washington, DC

The leader of one of the largest pro-life groups in the nation is defending President Donald Trump ahead of today’s impeachment vote in the Democrat-held House of Representatives.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, told the impeachment process was being run by “extremist” pro-abortion Democrats who don’t like that President Trump is the “most effective” pro-life president the nation has had since Roe. Democrats will vote on impeachment today in the full House after a lengthy debate.

“President Trump is the most effective pro-life president in the history of our nation. From stopping taxpayer funding of the abortion industry at home and abroad, to protecting the conscience rights of pro-life Americans, to the confirmation of more than 150 outstanding federal judges, he has beyond delivered on his promises to the voters who elected him. Calls for impeachment have been partisan from the beginning and motivated in part by opposition to the President’s pro-life policy victories,” Dannenfelser told LifeNews.

She said, “Democratic Party leaders’ extremism – displayed in their drive to oust President Trump, as well as their support for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand through birth and even infanticide – is a major political liability going into 2020.

Dannenfelser said her group would campaign hard for President Trump’s re-election next year.

“We thank Ranking Member Doug Collins in the House, Chairman Graham on the Senate side, and all our pro-life Republican allies in Congress for standing strong against this assault on the will of the American people. SBA List is proud to stand with President Trump and our field team will be working through Election Day to secure his re-election.”

Dannenfelser is not alone. Today, Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, also came to the president’s defense. He said Democrats just want to get Trump out of office because they don’t like his pro-life record.

“President Trump is not the real target — you and I and the policy gains we’ve made are. Your values and mine keep advancing in Washington, D.C. as never before with President Trump’s pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious liberty agenda,” he said. “So, liberals in Congress are moving swiftly to destroy him before he can do any more “damage” to their radical plans for America.”

Perkins added:

Liberals are enraged by President Trump’s tireless efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” stops Title X taxpayer dollars from going to family-planning facilities that perform or refer for abortions. Rather than comply with the rule, Planned Parenthood backed out of the family planning program altogether.

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That decision cost Planned Parenthood $16,120,000 in direct Title X grants, in addition to the millions more they receive as subgrantees of Title X funds. Praise God this money is no longer funding abortion providers!

They are furious he has appointed dozens of originalist federal judges who will defend our constitutional freedoms for years — even decades — to come. In fact, President Trump has appointed one out of every FOUR federal appellate judges now serving our nation!

And perhaps most of all, they are outraged at his steadfast support of life!

President Trump’s record on pro-life values has been so strong a pro-life organization honored President Donald Trump on Sunday as a “courageous” advocate for life.

Trump has taken a number of important actions to protect unborn babies since he became president.

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

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Trump also repeatedly calls 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 pro-life medical workers 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 lost about $60 million in taxpayer funding through the policy change.

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