Like many Republicans, independents – and Democrats – President Trump is a pro-lifer.  He is joined in that belief by most Republican leaders and a sprinkling of Democrat leaders.  Abortion is arguably the most significant moral issue of our day.  It is an understatement to say that it is a highly emotional issue with very strong feelings on both sides.

It is not a simple pro and con issue. – abortion at any time for any reason versus a total ban on all abortions for any reason. The public has varying beliefs regarding abortion – such as when an abortion can take place, procedures used or medical necessity.

The general pro-life view is that an abortion should only take place where there is a compelling necessity – such as the life of the mother, rape or incest.  It should never be considered for questions of convenience, economics or simple desire – abortion-on-demand, as they put it.

Pro-lifers believe that the fetus in the womb is a human being with all the rights and protections of a moral and just society.  Pro-lifers reject the illogical and scientifically inaccurate description of the fetus as an integral  “part of a woman’s body” over which she has exclusive right to keep or discard – with all the moral vaue of getting a haircut or clipping fingernails.

Even though past presidents have described themselves as pro-lifers, they have too often dealt with the issue by avoidance rather than activity – lip service over policy.  In the modern era, only President Reagan was an active abortion critic.  Regardless of their stated stand on the issue, no President has ever participated in or even attended the annual pro-life demonstration in Washington.  In fact, it was newsworthy when Vice President Pence spoke at the rally in recent years.

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That all changed this year.

For the first time ever, a President of the United States attended the rally to underscore his commitment to pro-life policies.  In view of Trump’s view on the subject — and his policies and appointments that clearly established his view – it should not have been surprising that he would underscore his commitment to the pro-life agenda by speaking at the rally.

The left reacted as if Trump was creating new controversy.  How could he weigh-in on the issue in such an obvious manner?  FOX News regular, Juan Williams personified the reaction of the pro-abortion left.  He accused Trump of intentionally using his appearance to divide the nation.  He should have stayed out of the issue.  After all, there are lots of people who favor abortion and it is “the law of the land.”  Williams – as a black media personality — should be one of the last to need reminding that slavery, too, was once “the law of the land.”

In Williams view, no president has ever done such a dastardly thing.   Williams did not actually call it “dastardly,” but from the tone of his rant, the word is not an inappropriate description.  That seems to be the strategy of the left.  Do not talk about abortion.  Do not debate it.  And above all, do not show all those images of all those crushed skulls and dismembered bodies.

For those of us who believe that life in the womb is an imbued with what we call inalienable rights, it is as fitting and proper for Trump to put his belief on the record as it is for him to fight for policies that would make abortions EXTREMELY rare.  As a pro-lifer, myself, I applaud Trump for standing tall on the issue.

So, there ‘tis.

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6 thoughts on “Trump attends pro-life rally and the left goes bonkers”
  1. Trump at least abides by some of our laws Obama only abide by the laws of Obama.

  2. In Islamic countries slavery and marriage to little kids is the law of the land does it make it right?

  3. Do not do as I do,”do as I say,” it is perfectly acceptable for members of the Communist party to attend Pro-Choice rallies but Republicans are not allowed to support people who believe in ones right to life, how typically hypocritical of members of the Communist party.

  4. It’s time for America to return to its moral roots and President Trump has demonstrated in his first three years in office that he is the man we need to make that happen. Every person who calls themselves Christian pray the only prayer Jesus ever taught us to pray so we would know how to talk to God the Father. The first thing we pray for in the “Our Father” is for His “will be done on earth…” The rest of the prayer is for what we want God to do for us. Is it God’s will for Christians to endorse with their names and support with their actions (voting) the main organization responsible for keeping abortion legal – the Democrat Party? My brother and sister Catholics are the worst in violating what they pray for; they are one of the largest groups that are endorsing with the names and supporting
    with their votes the anti-God Democrat Party. And our clergy are failing to guide them out of that party which is responsible for over 61,000,000 American babies being murdered because of a Supreme Court ruling 47 years ago that legalized a medical procedure that was outlawed since our Constitution was drafted. Its past time to remove the legalization of abortion and we finally have a President who is willing to stand up for God’s laws and lead us back to enforcing the Constitution right to life for every unborn child God creates. And my Catholic brothers and sister should be the first to jump on this movement because Jesus said in Mt, 7; 21-23 that “…only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven will enter the kingdom of heaven.”

  5. Nobody has the right to terminate a fetus just like nobody has the right to murder another human being unless they are being attacked first. A fetus has no say on weather they can live or die. Unless under certain circumstances like women’s health rape incest or finding out the fetus will have severe disabilities No-one has the right to terminate a fetus that eventually become a live human being with feelings ABORTION IS MURDER with only a very few exceptions mentioned above

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