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MEXICO CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - The archdiocese of Mexico City is raising eyebrows by claiming that the election of Donald Trump should be a warning to pro-abortion politicians. In the archdiocesan newspaper, Desde la Fe, a hard-hitting editorial is affirming that Trump won the Catholic vote because of the opposition of faithful Catholics to the "criminal policies of abortion and the dictatorship of gender ideology."
Throughout the campaign, Trump has repeatedly affirmed his pro-life position and his opposition to abortion. Although he once supported abortion, Trump admits his thinking has changed on the subject after personal experiences with friends who had decided to keep their children and the positive impact that decision has had on their lives.
In an editorial for the Washington Examiner, published on January 23, Trump elaborated on his pro-life stance:
Over time, our culture of life in this country has started sliding toward a culture of death. Perhaps the most significant piece of evidence to support this assertion is that since Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court 43 years ago, over 50 million Americans never had the chance to enjoy the opportunities offered by this country.
He went on to say, "The Supreme Court
in 1973 based its decision on imagining rights and liberties in the Constitution that are nowhere to be found."
Trump's pro-life stance wasn't lost on the archdiocese of Mexico City, as it commented, "Donald Trump
presented himself openly as pro-life.This, without a doubt, constitutes another warning for our Mexican politicians."
In recent years, the archdiocesan newspaper has become a loud voice against abortion, gender ideology and homosexuality.
During the course of his candidacy, Trump also promised to defund Planned Parenthood. He wrote in a letter to pro-life leaders, "I am committed
to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare for women."
These positions by Trump have sparked a backlash among pro-abortion leaders. Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, commented concerning Trump's election, "Our country
now stands perilously close to a return to the dark days when women were forced to put their own lives at risk to get safe and legal abortion care."
Pro-life advocates, however, are encouraged by Trump's ascendancy to the presidency. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, remarked, "This is an historic moment
for the pro-life movement."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, commented, "We are on the cusp
of a conservative generation."
Trump has also pledged to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court, saying, in Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview, "I'm pro-life.
The judges will be pro-life."
During his campaign, the president-elect released two lists of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, and the potential candidates have received strong support from pro-life leaders. Regarding Trump's list of potential candidates, Dannenfelser commented, "This is an exceptionally strong list
of jurists with immense respect for our founding documents."
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