During his first year in office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be the most pro-life president in history. First on the list of his pro-life accomplishments is keeping the extremely pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency.
Other pro-life accomplishments by the Trump administration include:
MEXICO CITY POLICY
President Trump restored the “Mexico City Policy,” which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas. The policy was later expanded to include a broad range of health-related U.S. foreign aid and renamed Promoting Life in Global Health Assistance.
The Trump administration cut off funding for the United Nations Population Fund due to that agency’s involvement in China’s compulsory-abortion program.
President Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court and is working closely with the Senate to fill vacancies in Federal and Appellate Courts.
In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a regulation to prevent states from withholding Title X funds to providers deemed unsuitable, such as Planned Parenthood. President Trump signed into law H. J. Res 43 to restore authority to states to direct Title X funds to providers they deem suitable.
The Trump administration has taken action to protect the moral and religious rights of conscience so that medical professionals, religious institutions and employers may not be forced to participate in abortion.
OTHER LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES
In advance of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) and the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), the White House issued a statement affirming that President Trump would sign the bills. (As this newsletter went to press) the Senate has not yet taken action on these measures.
Additionally, during his campaign for the presidency, Trump expressed support for directing funding away from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. In a September 2016 letter to pro-life leaders, he noted that, “I am committed to…defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.”
(Thanks to the National Right to Life Committee for this list. Since this was compiled, President Trump, surrounded by pro-lifers in the Rose Garden, spoke to the March for Life in Washington via live video, and he declared January 22, 2018 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. He has also taken many other administrative steps to advance recognition of the unborn in the policies and activities of various federal agencies. And his Department of Justice has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby parts trafficking scheme.)