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National Right to Life on President Donald J. Trump’s Position on Abortion

Apr 8, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — Today, President Donald Trump stated his campaign position on the abortion issue for his administration post-Dobbs.

“National Right to Life praises President Trump for his work in ensuring that the wrongly decided Roe v. Wade was abandoned to the garbage heap of history,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “In his first term, President Trump demonstrated extraordinary leadership and delivered historic results on behalf of vulnerable unborn children and their mothers.” 

Tobias continued, “Thanks to President Trump, the American people and their elected representatives on the state and federal levels now have greater authority to determine abortion policy and pass meaningful protections for unborn children and their mothers. Efforts on the federal level include undoing pro-abortion policies enacted by Joe Biden based on a wish list of the abortion industry.” 

Throughout his time in office, President Trump championed policies designed to safeguard the lives of both unborn children and their mothers from unlimited abortions.

  • Along with a consistent majority of Americans, President Trump opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortions. In 2017, Trump issued a statement of support for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, a bill that would bar taxpayer funding for abortions on a government-wide basis with exceptions for when the life of the mother is at risk or in cases of rape, incest, or medical emergency.
  • As one of his first actions as president in 2017, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy to halt the flow of American tax dollars to organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas. He later expanded this policy as the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy” to prevent foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry.
  • President Trump supports the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would ensure that an infant born alive during an abortion attempt is afforded the same degree of medical care as any other infant born at the same gestational age.
  • President Trump opposes the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, also referred to as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act,” an extreme bill pushed by Democrats that would enshrine unlimited abortion in federal law and policies and tear down virtually all protections for unborn children and their mothers on the state level including laws requiring parental involvement before an abortion is performed on a minor.

In contrast, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been almost laser-focused on promoting the administration’s support of the abortion industry and the killing of vulnerable preborn babies. Vice President Harris made the unprecedented move of visiting an unlicensed abortion facility.

In a second term, Biden and Harris have made it no secret that they plan to institute a radical, nationwide policy that will allow unlimited abortions for any reason until birth and that they want to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

“We look forward to defeating the pro-abortion Biden-Harris ticket and working with President Trump to build an America that truly respects life at every stage,” said Tobias.

Continued Tobias, “President Trump’s record on life speaks for itself.”  

In January 2024, National Right to Life, the federation of right-to-life affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, over 3,000 local chapters, and millions of grassroots supporters, announced its endorsement of President Donald J. Trump in the 2024 presidential race. 

A summary of President Trump’s record on the life issues is available here.

A summary of President Biden’s record on the life issues is available here.

A summary of the abortion position of Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is available here. 

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.