President Trump Will Fight to “Fully Defund” Planned Parenthood During 2nd Term

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 4, 2020   |   10:18AM   |   Washington, DC

During his first term, President Donald Trump worked feverishly to cut Planned Parenthood funding everywhere possible. Because no president can unilaterally defund Planned Parenthood, he set out to turn off the spigot of Planned Parenthood funding where he could administratively by changing federal rules to make it more difficult for America’s biggest abortion company to get taxpayer dollars in the various ways it does through multiple federal programs.

President Donald Trump and his administration have been working to block that funding, beginning his first week in office. Trump wasted absolutely no time defunding International Planned Parenthood – a decision he could easily make right after taking the oath of office. And it’s a decision Joe Biden has promised he would overturn on day one if he is elected instead.

Some efforts have been successful, while others have been thwarted by the abortion industry and activist judges. But no one can accuse the Trump administrating of doing nothing to stop Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars from supporting the largest abortion chain in America. And there are seven different ways President Trump has been working to cut funding to the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation.

In a new letter released yesterday to pro-life Americans, President Trump promising to continue fighting against abortion during his second term in office, saying he would “fight in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers.”

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Part of that fighting includes continuing to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion company as one of the bullet points of his letter was to promise to “Fully defund the big abortion industry such as Planned parenthood of our tax dollars.”

Leading pro-life advocates told they were delighted by the letter and looked forward to expanding on the pro-life successes from President Trump’s first term.

“During his first term, President Trump has become the most pro-life president our nation has ever seen,” Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List said. “But there is more work to be done and that is why the pro-life movement is working vigorously to secure four more years for President Trump and Vice President Pence.”

Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins also praised Trump’s letter.

“A great divide is widening between those who want to support a culture of life and those who want to require all Americans to be forcibly coerced in funding and supporting abortion through all nine months of pregnancy,” she told LifeNews. “In this race, voters must determine a candidate’s plans for abortion as this is literally a life and death issue.”

In the letter to leaders and activists in the pro-life movement, President Trump reiterated his commitment to defend the unborn:

“As I seek re-election this November, I need your help in contrasting my bold pro-life leadership with Joe Biden’s abortion extremism. The Democratic Party unequivocally supports abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth, and even infanticide — leaving babies to die after failed abortions. Joe Biden’s embrace of this extreme position is most evidenced by his support for taxpayer funding of abortion on-demand. Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is an abhorrent position that must be defeated at the ballot box. Joe Biden has doubled down on these positions with his selection of abortion extremist Kamala Harris as his running mate. With your help, I will win re-election, ensuring we have another four years to fight in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers.”