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President Trump tells pro-life audience he has kept this promises

by | Oct 13, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life President Donald Trump

Pro-life President Donald Trump

In a speech to the 2017 Values Voter Summit frequently punctuated by loud applause, President Donald Trump laid out a litany of promises that he said he had made and kept.

“Some of those promises are to support and defend the Constitution. I appointed and confirmed a Supreme Court Justice in the mold of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia, the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch,” the President said to a standing ovation at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“To protect the unborn, I have reinstated a policy first put in place by President Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City Policy. (Applause.) “We cherish the sacred dignity of every human life.” (Applause.)

“To protect religious liberty, including protecting groups like this one, I signed a new executive action in a beautiful ceremony at the White House on our National Day of Prayer which day we made official,” Mr. Trump added.

In addition, “We have also taken action to protect the conscience rights of groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor.”

The President was alluding to HHS’s announced interim final rule changes to the ObamaCare and HHS coverage mandate that would protect moral and religious rights of conscience.

“Rights of conscience are extremely important to the right-to-life movement to protect medical professionals, religious institutions and employers from being forced to participate in abortion,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias. “We commend President Trump for keeping his campaign promises by supporting these rights of conscience. These rule changes will help promote a policy that protects pro-life rights of conscience with regard to abortion.”

In stark contrast under President Obama’s administration, pro-abortion forces not only put increasing pressure on health care providers to violate their moral convictions with regard to abortion, but also backed efforts to force employers, including religious institutions and organizations that object to abortion, to cover abortion in their insurance plans.

Moreover, National Right to Life congratulated the Trump administration for reiterating that qualified health plan issuers must segregate collected premiums to pay for abortion coverage; that enrollees be informed if abortions are covered by a qualified health plan; and that HHS intends to fully enforce these requirements as a step toward ensuring that federal tax dollars are not used to subsidize coverage for elective abortion.

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