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Pro-abortion House Democrats lament Trump’s first 100 days

by | May 2, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life President Donald Trump

Pro-life President Donald Trump

It comes as no surprise, but a passel of pro-abortion House Democrats sent pro-life President Donald Trump a letter, dated May 1, with their own scorecard for the President’s first 100 days in office.

Equally unsurprisingly, the very litany of issues and appointments NRLC lauded and assigned an “A” to are the very same issues and appointments that our opposite numbers describe as a “constant and unprecedented attack” on “women and their families.”

Let’s just take a few examples.

  • New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch whose confirmation, these House Democrats charge “puts Roe v. Wade at Risk.” What is at “risk” is that the High Court now has one more justice who, as President Trump described him,” is deeply faithful to the Constitution of the United States” and who “will decide cases based not on his personal preferences, but based on a fair and objective reading of the law.” Nothing is more threatening to pro-abortionists than justices unwilling to find imaginary “rights” lingering in “penumbras” and “emanations.”
  • “Eliminating U.S. Funding to United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA).” Not a whiff, not a hint about why the funding was cut. The State Department determined that its activities in China are complicit with that nation’s coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization. House Democrats write about the laudatory things that could be done with U.S. Funding. But United States funding will not be eliminated. It will be directed instead to other family planning and health programs not involved in China’s population control program. Then there is
  • “Defunding Planned Parenthood.” The President has made it abundantly clear, “I am committed to…defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.” Get out of the abortion business, PPFA. And finally
  • “Appointments that Jeopardize Women’s Health.” The nearly 150 House Democrats mention only the “Attorney General “(Jeff Sessions) and the “Secretary of Health and Human Services” (Tom Price) because they “are the most high-profile examples.” In fact, the Trump Administration is stocked with pro-lifers, including Vice President Mike Pence, Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, to name just a handful.

It’s often said you can judge a man by the enemies he makes. When that includes the likes of Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison, Nita Lowey, and Rosa DeLauro, you are really on firm ground.

As a closing aside, remember their latest self-inflicted wound–the bizarre instance by DNC chairman Tom Perez that there is no room for pro-lifers in the Democratic Party. That calls to mind Napoléon Bonaparte’s timeless advice: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

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