President Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary, Most Republicans Support His Re-Election

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 11, 2020   |   9:21PM   |   Washington, DC

President Donald Trump easily cruised to victory on Tuesday night in New Hampshire over just one lone opponent, following his landslide victory in the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago. Trump has received 83% of the vote with about 10 percent of the votes in New Hampshire counted so far.

Bill Weld has received about 12 percent of the vote, which is not surprising given that he is the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts and enjoys an incredibly high name recognition and level of support in the first primary state.

The Republican president faces a crowded Democratic field of candidates who have pledged to support abortion on demand and to force taxpayers to pay for them. Many of the leading contenders also voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide.

In Iowa, pro-abortion Pete Buttigieg narrowly defeated abortion activist Bernie Sanders, but Sanders currently holds a lead in New Hampshire with 27% to 24% for Buttigieg and 19% for Amy Klobuchar while Elizabeth Warren pulls in just under 10 percent. Joe Biden trails in 5th with 8percent of the vote with 27% of all votes tallied.

While each Democrat has defended infanticide and supports abortions up to birth, pro-life leaders have praised the Trump administration repeatedly for working to protect unborn babies from abortion.

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“President Trump has gone further to serve unborn children and their mothers than any president before him. His bold leadership has truly saved countless lives,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, who served as chair of President Trump’s Pro-life Coalition after securing four pro-life commitments from the nominee during the 2016 campaign. “From stopping taxpayer funding of abortion and of experimentation involving aborted baby body parts, to protecting conscience rights, to calling out extremist Democrats who support abortion on demand through birth and even infanticide, to his two outstanding Supreme Court justices and transformation of the federal courts, President Trump has beyond delivered on his promises to the pro-life voters who propelled him to victory in 2016.”

She told LifeNews: “The stakes of this election could not be higher as Democratic contenders line up to pander to the radical abortion lobby and declare war on even the most popular, modest pro-life policies, like the Hyde Amendment. This cycle SBA List will spend $41 million expanding to priority states, working closely with local allies on the most ambitious pro-life legislative agenda yet to aggressively challenge, erode, and finally, overturn Roe v. Wade. Our team will be working hard through Election Day to educate millions of voters, expose the extremism of Trump’s opponents, elect pro-life leaders to Congress and in the states, and win a second term for the most pro-life president in history.”

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.