By Dave Andrusko
In a letter released today, pro-life Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump carefully contrasted the vast differences he has with pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton, which included reaffirming his pledge to nominate pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
Clinton has pledged just the opposite: to nominate only those who would uphold Roe v. Wade.
In his letter, Trump writes
Hillary Clinton not only supports abortion on-demand for any reason, but she’d take it a step further: she wants to force the taxpayers to pay for abortions by repealing the bi-partisan Hyde Amendment. Hillary Clinton also supports abortion until an hour before birth.
Mr. Trump is alluding to a remarkable series of statements Clinton made earlier this year that began when she told PPFA in January, ”Any right that requires you to take extraordinary measures to access it, is no right at all. … and not as long as we have laws on the books like the Hyde Amendment making it harder for low-income women to exercise their full rights.”
But that was just the start .
In April, Meet the Press’s Chuck Todd asked Clinton: “When, or if, does an unborn child have constitutional rights?” She answered, “Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
Two days later Paula Faris (of The View) asked a follow up question. “And Secretary, I want to ask you about some comments that you made over the weekend on Meet the Press regarding abortion. You said, quote, ‘the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.’ My question is at what point does someone have constitutional rights, and are you saying that a child, on its due date, just hours before delivery still has no constitutional rights?
Clinton responded, “Under our law, that is the case, Paula. I support Roe v Wade.”
In his letter, Trump contrasted “Hillary Clinton’s unwavering commitment to advancing taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand stands” with his own pro-life commitment which include
- Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.
- Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.