Trump, in Letter to Pro-Lifers, Pledges to Keep Fighting 'in the Trenches for Unborn Children' in 2nd Term

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Friday, September 4, 2020
Trump, in Letter to Pro-Lifers, Pledges to Keep Fighting 'in the Trenches for Unborn Children' in 2nd Term

Trump, in Letter to Pro-Lifers, Pledges to Keep Fighting 'in the Trenches for Unborn Children' in 2nd Term


President Trump released a letter Thursday to the pro-life community, touting his accomplishments for the movement over the last four years and pledging to continue fighting "in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers" if reelected.

The letter, released by the Trump campaign, also compares his record on the issue to that of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The letter was written to "pro-life leaders and activists."

"As I seek re-election this November, I need your help in contrasting my bold pro-life leadership with Joe Biden’s abortion extremism," Trump said. “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," Trump said.

"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."

Trump says in the letter that his administration has transformed the judiciary, halted federal Title X funding to Planned Parenthood, fought "for the unborn around the globe," and stood up for the “conscience rights” of groups and individuals who oppose abortion, among other things.

During a second term, Trump said, he would continue the “transformation of the federal judiciary with judges who will "not legislate an abortion agenda from the bench," push major pro-life legislation, and work to "fully defund the big abortion industry such as Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars."

"I urge every pro-life American to join this effort and do your part to defeat abortion extremism this November," Trump said. “Instead, we can score a major, historic victory for unborn children and their mothers."

The full text of the letter follows:

"Dear Pro-Life Leaders and Activists:

"In 2016, I ran as a pro-life candidate for president, and with your support, we won. Since my inauguration, I have proudly governed as the most pro-life president in our nation’s history. Together, we have accomplished so much for unborn children and their mothers during my first term in office by:

- "Transforming the federal judiciary with the confirmations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and over 200 lower-court judges.

- "Fighting for the unborn around the globe by enacting the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy which prevents tax dollars from funding the international abortion industry, and combating efforts at the United Nations to make abortion an international right.

- "Stopping taxpayer funding of the big abortion industry, such as Planned Parenthood, through the Title X Protect Life Rule.

- "Fighting for the conscience rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor and for medical professionals such as nurses from being forced to participate in abortions.

- "Ending taxpayer funding for new medical research using aborted baby body parts at the National Institutes of Health.

- "Becoming the first president ever to address the March for Life and the Susan B. Anthony List Campaign for Life Gala in-person.

"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. Together we will work to:

- "Continue our transformation of the federal judiciary, filling the Supreme Court and lower courts with judges who will respect the Constitution and not legislate an abortion agenda from the bench.

- "Overcome Democratic filibusters in Congress to finally pass and sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

- "Fully defund the big abortion industry such as Planned Parenthood of our tax dollars.

"I thank Marjorie Dannenfelser and Christina Bennett for co-chairing my Pro-Life Voices for Trump coalition. I urge every pro-life American to join this effort and do your part to defeat abortion extremism this November. Instead, we can score a major, historic victory for unborn children and their mothers."

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.