President Donald Trump has accumulated what most pro-life groups believe is the most pro-life record of any president, and that’s after just four years in the White House.
President Trump’s leadership as the most effective pro-life president in American history has been a game-changer. As evidenced in his historic address at this year’s March for Life, he has truly embraced our movement and delivered on his promise to be a pro-life president; now we will deliver for him at the ballot box.
President Trump’s support for life pervades his administration and his policies. He is unwavering in defense of the unborn and he has put his words into action.
The Trump administration expanded the Mexico City policy to stop the exportation of abortion around the world on the American people’s dime – going further than even pro-life icon Ronald Reagan. He protected pro-life health care workers and institutions, introducing new rules to ensure that they can’t be forced to perform or participate in abortions. The administration even stepped in to defend a Vermont nurse who was forced to participate in an elective abortion. The president has hosted abortion survivors in the Oval Office.
But what do abortion activists say about President Trump? Do the champions of killing babies in abortions believe he has worked overtime to ensure that babies are protected from brutal deaths and that Americans are protected from having to spend their tax dollars funding the abortion industry?
The answer is clearly yes.
In fact, in a new interview with Newsweek, NARAL spokesperson Amanda Thayer made it clear how the abortion advocacy group feels about President Trump, calling him the “single greatest threat to reproductive freedom” and saying its number one goal is removing him from the presidency.
“We are focused on ensuring he is a one-term president,” Thayer added.
While abortion activists will spend tends of millions of dollars trying to defeat the president, pro-life groups are rallying around him.
The president of the upcoming March for Life was effusive in her praise for President Donald Trump in a recent interview, saying he has “done more for the pro-life movement than any president.”
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.