In one of his very first memoranda, President Trump has reinstated a policy that denies U.S. financial support to organizations such as International Planned Parenthood that perform or advocate for abortion overseas.
President Reagan first determined that U.S. taxpayers would not have to contribute to groups that do abortions or lobby for abortion overseas.
That is simple common sense – the U.S. shouldn’t be in the business of funding those who kill innocent unborn children.
But pro-abortion Presidents Clinton and Obama eliminated this pro-life policy, which had been enforced by Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
President Trump’s reinstatement is a big, early pro-life victory at the federal level. And we’ve already seen significant victories in the states – Kentucky and Ohio in recent weeks passed our Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
In addition, the U.S. House just voted 238 to 183 today to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion bill which would permanently block federal funding of abortion.
But pro-abortion groups and their allies in Congress and state legislatures will put up every conceivable roadblock to further pro-life gains. We’re seeing it even today as they fight to block the confirmation of good pro-life cabinet nominees.
Future fights will be harder. We will need to organize massive outpourings of citizen phone calls, letters, emails, etc. to Congress and legislatures when key votes come up.
We need your help to win these fights and save many, many innocent lives! Please help today with your generous support to further build a great America that defends and respects the life of every innocent unborn child. Thank you!
Carol Tobias, President
National Right to Life