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.