President Donald Trump is the most pro-life President of the United States in modern history. He is the first President to speak in person at the annual Pro-Life March. He has made numerous rules to protect life. His administration has recently “proposed a rule to expand a ban on use of U.S. tax dollars to pay for abortions abroad so that it would include federal contracts and subcontracts that receive U.S. global health assistance.”
The Department of Defense, the
General Services Administration, and NASA proposed the rule on Monday. It will
be in the Federal Register for two months to allow for public comments.
The Trump administration has fought
for the right to life for the beginning. Early in the administration, the
so-called Mexico City policy was reinstated to forbid the “use of tax dollars
for abortions in foreign countries currently affects only federal grants.”
However, it created a “loophole for federal funds to be used indirectly for
groups that perform or promote abortion internationally. That’s because 40% of
U.S. global health funding has come through federal contracts.” The latest
action closes the loophole.
According to Carol Tobias, president
of the National Right to Life Committee, President Donald Trump and Secretary
of State Mike Pompeo “deserve credit for the change.” She added the following information.
Under President Trump, U.S. taxpayer dollars
to all global health assistance was not to be used to support abortion or organizations
that lobby to overturn pro-life laws, but under this [new] rule, recipients of
global health assistance cannot contract with organizations that advocate for
I am pleased but I am not surprised,
because President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo have been big defenders
of the unborn.
Tobias was not the only person
crediting the “unprecedented step.” Connor Semelsberger, legislative assistant
for the Washington-based Family Research Council, said, “This is a continuation
of President Trump’s pro-life international policy that closes loopholes in
global health funding to extend to contracts.”
Although the rule will not “directly
affect companies that contract and subcontract with the federal government,” it
does ensure “no foreign groups that U.S. contractors are working with are
getting U.S. dollars and are involved in abortion.” Of course, the abortion
lobby condemns the proposed rule.
Trump’s work to protect the unborn
from abortions is outstanding. All pro-life Americans should be supporting his
efforts to save the lives of unborn babies.