Election 2016: Life on the Line

Supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

SBA List asked Donald Trump to go on-record in support of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. He gave the following exclusive statement in support of the legislation to CBN’s David Brody:

“I support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and urge Congress to pass this bill. A ban on elective abortions after 20 weeks will protect unborn children. We should not be one of seven countries that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks. It goes against our core values.”

Pledges to Appoint Pro-life Justices

After Justice Scalia’s death, Trump identified Diane Sykes and Bill Pryor as potential choices he would make in appointing justices to the Supreme Court: “We have some fantastic people,” Trump said, including Diane Sykes and Bill Pryor. (Republican Presidential Debate, CBS: 2/13/16)

“We need a conservative person. I think that certainly we have some great people. We lost one of the greats. I’d like to have the person tailored to be just like Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia was truly a great judge.” – Donald Trump (Meet the Press, NBC: 2/14/16)

“I will protect [the sanctity of life], and the biggest way you can protect it is through the Supreme Court, and putting people on the Court… I’m going to put conservative judges on the court.” – Donald Trump (Bill O’Reilly, FOX: 5/10/16)

Committed to Defunding Planned Parenthood

Mr. Trump repeatedly affirms he would defund the organization of taxpayer dollars while they do abortions.
“I would defund as long as they’re doing abortions.” – Donald Trump on Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider (Interview with Chuck Todd, NBC: 4/21/2016)

Opposes Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, Defends Conscience Freedom

Mr. Trump has denounced government coercion that would force Americans to fund abortion or interfere with pro-life free speech.

“She’ll restrict religious freedom with government mandates. She’ll push for federal funding of abortion on demand up until the moment of birth.” – Donald Trump on opponent Hillary Clinton (Speech to Faith & Freedom Coalition: 6/10/16)

“We will protect the right of churches to speak their minds on political matters, free from intimidation.” (Speech to Faith & Freedom Coalition: 6/10/16)

Wants to End Hyde Amendment, Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortion On-Demand

Hillary Clinton has called for an end to the Hyde Amendment, longstanding federal policy prohibiting taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion on demand. This is the most dramatic pro-abortion position espoused by a leading political figure to date. Recent polling from CNN and Marist/Knights of Columbus found that a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.

Strong Supporter of Planned Parenthood, America’s Largest Abortion Business

Clinton has a long relationship with Planned Parenthood, considering the organization an ally and supporter throughout her and her husband’s political careers. In 2009, then-Secretary of State Clinton accepted the Margaret Sanger Award at the annual Planned Parenthood Awards Gala. The Margaret Sanger Award is named for Planned Parenthood’s founder, a noted eugenicist.

Speaking at a campaign rally hosted by Planned Parenthood in January 2016, Hillary Clinton said she would “always defend” and support funding for the organization, which is America’s largest abortion business.

Clinton has spoken to Planned Parenthood on a number of occasions. In 2014, Clinton was honored with the organization’s Margaret Sanger award. In 2009, Clinton spoke at Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s annual gala. Clinton also spoke to the group in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Over the years, the Clintons have received almost $67,000 in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood and its employees.

Supports Abortion Up until the Moment of Birth

Hillary Clinton says she supports abortion restrictions “in the very end of the third trimester, but they have to take into account the life and health of the mother.” (9/28/15). Legal experts on both sides agree that a health exception renders any abortion limit virtually meaningless, and Clinton knows this. Clinton also said that “the unborn person does not have constitutional rights,” (4/3/16) and admitted that under Roe, a baby does not have rights even hours before birth (4/5/16).

Compared Pro-Lifers to Terrorists

At a campaign event in Ohio in August 2015, Hillary Clinton compared people who disagree with her extreme pro-abortion position with members of terrorist groups:

Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We’re going forward. We’re not going back.

Co-Sponsored or Authored 28 Pro-Life Bills in Congress

During his six terms as a Congressman representing Indiana, Mike Pence authored or co-sponsored 28 pro-life bills including the Partial Birth Abortion Act, the Parental Notification and Intervention Act, the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, the Life at Conception Act, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act and many more.

Signed 4 Pro-Life Bills into Law as Governor

As Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence signed four bills into law including a bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, and health & safety regulations.

Led the Charge to Defund Planned Parenthood

Mike Pence is a pro-life trailblazer who led the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in Congress. In July 2009, the U.S. House voted on the Pence Amendment to defund Planned Parenthood, but it lost by 64 votes. However this year the U.S. House passed similar legislation by 59 votes. The legislation then passed the Senate by 2 votes, but was vetoed by President Obama. Of his amendment Pence stated,

“My amendment would close the loophole that has forced millions of pro-life Americans to subsidize the nation’s leading abortion provider, sustaining and underwriting the destruction of innocent human life that has been carried out on a massive scale by Planned Parenthood.” (Op-Ed at TownHall.com by Mike Pence – 07/23/09)

Co-Sponsored Bill to Wipe Out all State Pro-Life Laws

Senator Tim Kaine co-sponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would wipe out every state pro-life law on the books. Senator Kaine says he’s personally pro-life, but the abortion lobby has nothing to worry about. There is absolutely no daylight between Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton on abortion.

Rated 100% Pro-Abortion by Planned Parenthood

Senator Kaine has a 100% lifetime rating from Planned Parenthood and a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Cecile Richards – president of Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion business – says “there has never been a presidential ticket more committed to [abortion] than that of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine” and that Kaine “has been an incredible ally in the Senate.” (TIME: 7/26/16)

NARAL president Ilyse Hogue said, “We trust Secretary Clinton would not select Senator Kaine, and Senator Kaine would not accept the position, if he could not fully support Secretary Clinton’s robust agenda” (press release: 7/22/16)

Wants to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Abortion-on-Demand

Senator Kaine made a “private” agreement not to stop Hillary Clinton from forcing taxpayers to fund abortion, a reversal of his previous position.