- October 18, 2016 -
Trump Campaign Announces Pro-life Coalition
National Co-Chairs Will Drive The Trump Campaign Pro-life Message, Recruit State Co-Chairs To Expose Clinton’s Extreme, Unpopular Stand On Abortion
WASHINGTON D.C. - Today Donald J. Trump announced the national co-chairs of the newly created Pro-life Coalition in support of the Trump Campaign. In a letter made public by Susan B. Anthony List, Mr. Trump announced the creation of the coalition, asked pro-life leaders for their support and outlined four pro-life policy commitments.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, Chairman of the Pro-life Coalition stated, “National co-chairs of the coalition will communicate Mr. Trump’s pro-life commitments to people in their sphere of influence, speak out in support of the Trump Campaign and, most importantly, recruit state co-chairs for the coalition who will in turn drive the campaign’s pro-life message out to each individual voter. Every vote counts. The policies outlined by Mr. Trump are not only important to pro-life base voters, but they appeal to a majority of Americans who oppose Hillary Clinton’s plan to make taxpayers pay for even late-term abortion-on-demand.”
Hillary Clinton believes “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights” and will appoint Supreme Court Justices that would support legalized abortion on demand.
Donald J. Trump is committed to:
- Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.
- Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.
- Making the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.
The Hyde Amendment is longstanding, bipartisan policy to protect the conscience rights of taxpayers by stopping taxpayer funding of elective abortions. Hillary Clinton has pledged to rescind the Hyde Amendment. For the first time, the Party Platform ratified by Democrats this summer explicitly calls for the repeal of this policy.
Click here to view our full list of the Trump Campaign's Pro-life Coalition
“It All For Me Begins With Cherishing The Dignity, The Worth, The Value Of Every Human Life." – Governor Mike Pence
Gov. Pence: "I would tell you that for me, the sanctity of life proceeds out of the belief that — that ancient principle that — where God says before you were formed in the womb, I knew you, and so for my first time in public life, I sought to stand with great compassion for the sanctity of life.
"The state of Indiana has also sought to make sure that we expand alternatives in health care counseling for women, non-abortion alternatives. I’m also very pleased at the fact we’re well on our way in Indiana to becoming the most pro-adoption state in America. I think if you’re going to be pro-life, you should — you should be pro- adoption.
"But what I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton and now Senator Kaine at her side is to support a practice like partial-birth abortion. I mean, to hold to the view — and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally — but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me.
"And I cannot — I can’t conscience about — about a party that supports that. Or that — I know you’ve historically opposed taxpayer funding of abortion. But Hillary Clinton wants to — wants to repeal the longstanding provision in the law where we said we wouldn’t use taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.
"So for me, my faith informs my life. I try and spend a little time on my knees every day. But it all for me begins with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human life."