By Dave Andrusko
Just this afternoon I was talking with a journalism mentor of mine who (seemingly like everyone) blogs these days. Over coffee, he wryly noted that he has been in the business 40 plus years. And while he understands people lead incredibly busy lives, he is still amazed by how many citizens do not know where the two candidates running for President are on many of the most important issues of the day.
In our single-issue case, that would include an unfamiliarity with their positions on abortion.
Few outside of pro-life circles know the specifics of why National Right to Life supports Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. They may vaguely sense that, like her husband, Mrs. Clinton is pro-abortion. But, outside pro-life circles, few know how it would be nearly impossible to exaggerate how tightly bound Clinton is to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, EMILY’s List, and the like.
Consider how far to port Clinton is, how all-encompassing is her embrace of the ideology of the most militant fringe of the abortion movement.
Whomever is the next President, he or she will fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia but as many as three more Supreme Court justices. In no uncertain terms, Clinton has pledged to nominate only U.S. Supreme Court justices who will continue legal abortion on demand. Three or four appointments could solidify abortion on demand for a generation.
Clinton broke new ground earlier this year: eliminate the Hyde Amendment which for 40 years has kept the abortion industry from picking the taxpayers’ pockets. The American public robustly opposes federal funding of abortion.
And we need not belabor the obvious: like all pro-abortionists, Clinton is always looking for ways to steer more money into the coffers of Planned Parenthood.
Donald Trump has already cited a list of potential Supreme Court nominees. All are pro-life.
Unlike Clinton, Trump opposes the use of your tax dollars to pay for abortion. He has also made it clear he opposes taxpayer funding of organizations that perform abortions, including Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in the nation), so long as they continue doing abortions.
And whereas Clinton would launch a full-throated offense against federal pro-life laws, Trump would veto laws attacking pro-life laws at the federal level.
Final thought: our next President will be either Trump or Clinton. That simple fact cannot be stressed enough.
You can be sure that NRL News and NRL News Today will continue to remind pro-lifers and the public at large why NRL opposes Clinton and supports Trump, day in and day out.