Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2020 / 05:01 am
President Donald Trump released a letter Thursday touting pro-life accomplishments in his first term and commitments for a second term-but some of these commitments linger from 2016.
In the letter, released through the Pro-Life Voices for Trump coalition, Trump said he has "proudly governed as the most pro-life president in our nation's history," pointing to the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh as well as over 200 lower court judges, and actions including policies to prevent the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions overseas and stripping Planned Parenthood of Title X funds, and becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life in person.
The president pledged to continue to work towards "our transformation of the federal judiciary," signing pro-life bills-the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act-into law, and "fully defund the big abortion industry such as Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars."
However, during his 2016 campaign, in a similar letter to the pro-life movement, Trump made four key pro-life commitments: nominating "pro-life justices" to the Supreme Court, signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, defunding Planned Parenthood, and making the Hyde amendment permanent law.