Republicans have officially renominated President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the GOP nominees for president and vice-president for 2020. Trump and Pence received the approval of the 336 Republican convention delegates gathered in Charlotte.
“This is a historic moment as we make official the nomination of Donald Trump and Mike Pence as our nominees for president and vice president of the United States,” Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said.
“Our party is unified, our supporters are energized, and now, we will go forward confident in our cause of reelecting President Trump,” McDaniel added.
The president already has the support of numerous pro-life organizations.
“We are proud to endorse the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee told LifeNews. “From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”
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 organziation 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.”
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.