Trump the pro-life president
By Dr. Robert Owens
Ever since the abomination of Roe v Wade unleashed a holocaust of death upon America those of us who value life have prayed for a leader who could and would do what they should. Back in 1973 when the Burger Court turned the Constitution on its head by discovering a constitutional right to kill the unborn then President Nixon didn’t even make a public statement. Privately he said that in some instances abortion was necessary.
Since then we’ve elected several presidents who said publicly that they were prolife: Reagan, George I, and George II. All three took some steps to restrict federal funding for abortion and made public statements condemning abortion and boosting the pro-life cause. All three gave taped addresses to the massive annual Right-to-life march in Washington filled with values and voters.
Of course, since the slaughter of the innocents gained the federal stamp of approval we’ve had every Democrat candidate champion the freedom to choose death. And we’ve had two who made it to the White House: Clinton and Obama. Once there they both proudly opened the spigot from the Treasury to the abortion mills forcing all taxpayers to pour billions into the industrial scale elimination of generations of Americans.
Unlike other politicians who tell us what we want to hear and then forget what they said until they need our votes again, President Trump works daily to fulfill his campaign pledges. Many pro-life people worked hard to elect President Trump. That hard work has paid off for the pro-life movement and the unborn! Here are just some of the pro-life accomplishments of President Trump and his Administration.
One vital pledge he continues to make a reality is his oft repeated pledge to only appoint pro-life Justices to the Supreme Court. So far, he’s appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Both are constitutional originalists who believe in the sanctity of life. In addition, President Trump nominated another 180 pro-life federal judges on the Circuit and District courts. Thanks to the failure of President Obama to fill open seats and President Trump’s untiring efforts to do his job this is more than any other President has done at this point in his first term.
Another promise repeatedly made by other Republican presidents but only half-heartedly kept, President Trump follows through in a big way depriving the abortion industry of billions of dollars. This is Trump’s three-pronged assault on the money the abortionists earn from their industrial scale destruction of life. First, the Donald signed legislation permitting states to defund Planned Parenthood of Title X family planning. Second, he issued an Executive Order giving states the option to withhold Medicaid and other federal money from organizations that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood. And third, he also issued the Protect Life Rule which cuts Title X funding on the federal level of Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry.
Reacting to the revelations of Project Veritas’ (undercover videos concerning the sale of body parts obtained from aborted infants by Planned Parenthood) President Trump changed federal funding rules regarding research. According to the new guidelines, federal funds can no longer support research using the body parts of children killed by abortion.
Reversing the Obama Administration’s pro-abortion policy, President Trump reinstated and expanded the “Mexico City Policy.” The Bush-era Mexico City Policy protected approximately $500 million in spending. The expanded Trump policy protects over $8.8 billion in federal overseas aide from funding abortion. He also took aim at one of the premier pro-abortion organizations in the world when he stopped funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). By these vigorous steps our president ensures that our tax dollars are not funding the abortion industry overseas across all global health spending, not just family planning dollars.
Under Dr. Ben Carson the Trump Administration’s Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a rule requiring that insurers inform their customers whether the plan they’re buying covers abortion.
President Trump created a new office in the HHS for Conscience and Religious Freedom. Now people who under Obamacare insurance regulations are forced to participate in abortion, can have their rights explained and protected more effectively.
President Trump issued rules protecting employers from the Obamacare "HHS Mandate" that forced them to pay for abortion-inducing drugs in the health insurance plans they offer their employees.
Starting with his choice of Mike Pence as his Vice-President Mr. Trump has appointed strong pro-life advocates across his administration. Most of the others don’t make the headlines. However, they’re making and implementing policies and practices advancing the right to life of the unborn.
President Trump continues the battle for life day-after-day. He consistently leads the way advocating that Congress pass such bills as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. And he fights for the full removal of federal funding from Planned Parenthood across-the-board.
And not only does President Trump battle for life in the swamp he encourages the movement as no American leader has since Ronaldus Magnus. At his packed rallies from sea-to-shining-sea the President encourages us all by speaking in plain terms about the abortion issue, rather than other so-called leaders who use vague abstractions and veiled group-speak so as not to upset their media critics too much. And time-after-time both the President and Vice-President attend and address pro-life events including the March for Life. They also host meetings and receptions for pro-life leaders in the White House and other high-profile locations.
Long have we sought someone who would lead the pro-life movement toward our goal of ending the massacre of the unborn. I believe God does not judge societies by the sin that exist in them for the same sin lurks within all humans. I believe instead that God judges societies by the sins which they condone. God destroyed Judah because they sacrificed the children to the pagan god Moloch. Today millions of American children are sacrificed on the altar of convenience, self-will, and vanity. The blood of the innocents cry out to God.
If God does not judge us for the slaughter of the innocents it seems like He should offer an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah. But we who fear the Lord should not refrain for praying that God’s hand move against this terrible national sin. For though a thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand it shall not come near you. And the truth is that our Father has told us “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Don’t despair. Instead rejoice for we finally have a president leading the way out of the darkness of infanticide and back to the light of life. So, keep the faith, keep the peace for we shall overcome, and why worry when you can pray.
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens