US Bishops Silent on Trump’s Many Pro-life Measures

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  January 9, 2018   

Pro-life leaders view Trump as the "most pro-life president in modern history"

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The U.S. bishops continue to attack their president on social justice issues like immigration, health care, gun control, climate change and tax reform while turning a blind eye to his many pro-life accomplishments.

Pro-life leaders, in reviewing this past year's pro-life accomplishments of President Donald Trump, hail him as the most pro-life president in modern history. Troy Newman, president of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, noticed that President Trump "has proven to be the most pro-life president we have had in modern history and has backed up his pro-life rhetoric with action like no other before him."

He's referring to such actions like the president, just days after his inauguration, reinstating the "Mexico City Policy," which prohibits non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. aid from performing and promoting abortion overseas. Also, the president expanded it by directing the Secretary of State to include that the ban covers overseas abortions as well. Yet, these actions receive little or no praise from the bishops who are busy attacking him in other areas.

As widely reported, President Trump promised to do the following while campaigning for president:

  • Nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to end painful late-term abortions nationwide
  • Defund Planned Parenthood and reallocate their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women
  • Make the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions

In his first year in office President Trump has done the following:

  • Successfully appointed pro-life justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
  • Signed a resolution overturning Obama’s rule forcing states to provide fungind to Planned Parenthood
  • Reversed Obama's contraception mandate forcing employers to provide abortifacient drugs to employers

Regardless of how he fulfills his pro-life promises, the U.S. bishops find little for which to praise him.

Watch the panel discuss the endless attacks on a pro-life president by social justice prelates in The Download—The Bishops vs. Trump.


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