Pro-Life Progress

Pro-Life Progress Under President Trump

President Donald Trump has been making so much progress in the area of pro-life and religious freedom that by the time you are reading
this article, there will be many more things that have to be added to it!

No president has accomplished more for the Culture of Life at the beginning of his term than has President Trump.

President Trump’s first and most important achievement was keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House. She is an extreme and avid supporter of abortion and Planned Parenthood.

Once in office President Trump did the following:

He signed an executive order reinstating and enhancing the Mexico City Policy (MCP). The order not only reestablishes the original MCP’s prohibition against Agency for International Development (AID) funding of groups that perform or promote abortion in foreign countries, but also extends that restriction to all federal departments and agencies. Further, the measure bars, to the extent permitted by law, the funding of organizations that support or participate in programs of forced abortion or involuntary sterilization. By this one action, the President kept 9 billion away from the abortion industry.

President Trump then sent Vice President Mike Pence to speak in person at the March for Life. President Trump tweeted to the crowd, “The #March for Life is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support!”

President Trump has expressed his support for a bill passed by the
House of Representatives, namely, H.R. 7, which would place the Hyde amendment into federal law (eliminating the need for annual Congressional action) and extend it to all federal spending, not just expenditures authorized through the Department of Health and Human Services. The legislation would also bar the government from subsidizing insurance plans that cover elective abortions.

President Trump was able to seat a pro-life justice on the US Supreme Court. Justice Neil Gorsuch has ruled against the Obama administration’s HHS mandate and has written a book opposing the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide. President Trump signed into law House Joint Resolution 43, which revoked the Obama administration regulation that required states to give Title X family planning funds to Planned Parenthood and other groups that perform abortions.

President Trump continues to publicly call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, and to work hard with the Congress to make sure this happens. He told the New York Times that organizations that now perform abortions could continue to receive federal funding if they stop performing abortions. Planned Parenthood rejected the offer.

The Trump administration’s State Department announced that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will no longer receive federal funding because its participation in China’s forced abortion policy violates federal law (the Kemp-Kasten amendment).

President Trump signed an Executive Order to restore protection of religious liberty against the Obamacare HHS mandate and against the unreasonable interpretation and application of the “Johnson Amendment,” which restricts Churches and non-profit organizations from speaking their minds on politics. The President said that they should always be free to say what they think.

Priests for Life will continue to work closely with this pro-life President, and we urge all of you to help us advance policies like this by signing up for and participating in our Action Alerts.

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