Donald Trump vows to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion

Donald Trump vows to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion

Donald Trump announced today the formation of his campaign’s new Pro-Life Coalition. Led by Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, Trump outlined the commitments he has made to nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to prohibit late-term abortions nationwide, and defund Planned Parenthood.

Trump also vowed to make the Hyde Amendment permanent law, as opposed to what it currently is: a provisional rider added onto every appropriations bill since 1976. The Hyde Amendment bans federal funding for abortion, an ideal supported by most Americans. However, the pro-abortion lobby has fought tooth-and-nail to overturn the Hyde Amendment.

The Democratic Party recently incorporated the taxpayer funding of abortion into their party platform — an action opposed by pro-life Democrats who have openly spoken about their disagreement with the pro-abortion extremism of the current platform.

In a letter, Trump stated: “Hillary Clinton’s unwavering commitment to advancing taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand stands in stark contrast to the commitments I’ve made to advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers when elected president.”

In a statement, Dannenfelser gave her support for Trump’s newest commitment to protecting life:

“Not only has Mr. Trump doubled down on his three existing commitments to the pro-life movement, he has gone a step further in pledging to protect the Hyde Amendment and the conscience rights of millions of pro-life taxpayers. For a candidate to make additional commitments during a general election is almost unheard of,” she said. “The contrast could not be clearer between the two tickets, and I am proud to serve as National Chairwoman for Donald Trump’s Pro-Life Coalition.”

Planned Parenthood has yet to respond to Trump’s announcement, as repealing the Hyde Amendment is an organizational priority for the abortion giant.

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