By Dave Andrusko
I would not be “fair and balanced” if I did not acknowledge that there were pro-lifers–far fewer in the end than a few months ago–who were not admirers of Donald Trump.
National Right to Life saw the big picture and the absolute necessity to defeat Hillary Clinton. We were frenetically busy right up until the end, placing millions and millions of phone calls into pro-life households in the swing states.
But the time for those pro-life divisions has passed. I thought of this when Trump said last night, “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. …To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.
“For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.”
Working in unison, what an opportunity to advance the cause of unborn babies.
NRL News Today is running a separate post on the overwhelming significance of Trump’s victory for the future of the Supreme Court, which already has one vacancy. Suffice it here to say Trump has frequently expressed his admiration for the late Antonin Scalia, the kind of justice, Trump says, he would want on the nation’s highest court.
Last night, today, and for some time to come, what took place last night and early this morning will be rightly described as “historic.” Pro-lifers could not agree more.
Last night, the Movement dodged a bullet, countless additional unborn babies dodged forceps and surgical scissors.
You cannot, you simply cannot exaggerate the lust for killing that is part of the DNA of Hillary Clinton and the Sisterhood of Death. They want abortion on demand, for any reason or no reason (preferably the latter), as late in pregnancy as desired, facilitated and paid for using your tax dollars.
The latter is code for ending the Hyde Amendment, a provision which is attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid). Trump has pledged to “make the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”
In is 40 year history, the Hyde Amendment has already saved over two million lives. Keeping that intact means that many more unborn babies will remain intact.
Par for the course, while a United States senator, Clinton repeatedly voted against banning partial-birth abortions. So it came as no surprise that she also opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Trump has expressed his unequivocal support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
And don’t forget Obamacare, opposition to which I strongly suspect was key to moving many doubters into Trump’s column. The program, passed without a single Republican vote, increased the eventual likelihood of rationing, and resulted in federal funding of over 1,0000 health plans that pay for elective abortion. It is built on incredibly high premiums and equally high deductibles.
During the campaign, Trump stated flatly, “This election is going to be about Obamacare” and that “Obamacare is just blowing up.”
He has repeatedly pledged to ”repeal and replace Obamacare.”
We will have much more about the elections today and in the days to come.
For now, my sincerest congratulations, pro-lifers.