by CRTX News Staff
President Donald Trump, in the first days of his administration, has shown signs that he intends to prioritize the protection of unborn human life.
One of the first actions taken by President Trump was the issuance of an executive order reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” which prohibits foreign organizations that receive funding from American taxpayers from promoting or providing abortions.
The Mexico City Policy dates back to 1984 with action taken by the Reagan administration. The architect of the Mexico City Policy, Alan Keyes, is well known for his pro-life advocacy. The Mexico City Policy was subsequently overturned by President Clinton, reinstated by President George W. Bush, and again overturned by President Obama.
President Trump’s decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy has been applauded by prominent pro-life activists across America and loudly condemned by the abortion industry. CNN, the “Communist News Network,” was enraged about Trump’s actions. Here is CNN’s report:
In a press release issued by the group Operation Rescue, the organization’s President, Troy Newman, stated: “Today’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy is encouraging. It is refreshing to see action instead of the lip service we have gotten from establishment politicians. We expect that Trump will continue to act quickly to keep all his pro-life promises.”
Newman was joined by Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life
Committee, who released a statement stating: “We applaud President Trump for putting an end to taxpayer funding of groups that promote the killing of unborn children in developing nations.”
Another well-known leader in the pro-life movement, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, said of President Trump’s actions, “This is a vital step in the journey to make America great again, recognizing and affirming the universal ideal that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of their age or nationality. I thank President Trump for issuing an executive order in keeping with his campaign promise that he will protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”
Pro-life leaders and grassroots activists must remain vigilant and ensure that the reinstated Mexico City Policy is enforced and that organizations that receive funding from American taxpayers are monitored to ensure their compliance with President Trump’s order.
President Trump deserves hearty support for taking this stand for the protection of unborn children at the beginning of his administration. This bodes well for future actions by Trump in opposing the killing industry led by Planned Parenthood and appointing pro-life jurists to the U.S. Supreme Court. So far, President Trump has demonstrated that he has the courage of his convictions on the pro-life issue. We applaud him.
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