One of the most controversial hot button social issues of our time is abortion, and rightfully so.The most fundamental God-given right we all possess is the right to life, though leftists seem determined to do everything in their power to justify stripping our most vulnerable citizens: the pre-born.
Many were unsure of candidate Trump’s pro-life claims, but he has certainly settled the question with a number of moves in his nascent administration.According to the Washington Post:
President Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other family groups of a significant source of funding.
The move marked the 12th time that Trump has signed a resolution under the 1996 Congressional Review Act (CRA) abolishing a rule issued under President Barack Obama. Less than two hours later on Thursday, Trump signed a 13th measure abolishing a Labor Department regulation aimed at expanding retirement savings accounts.The bill was passed thanks to the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to toss regulations put in place during the last few months of Obama’s administration — by simple a majority vote.
This provides the GOP with a golden opportunity to win big with the pro-life crowd by making sure tax dollar funding for Planned Parenthood goes the way of the dinosaur.
The public outcry to defund has become louder following the tapes released back in 2015 that showed workers at Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of murdered pre-born children for a profit.As a bonus, action taken by the GOP to shut the abortion mill down will improve their chances of reelection in 2018, a crucial point for the Republican Party as control of Congress will be on the line. And of course, it certainly won’t hurt Trump’s chances of reelection in 2020 either.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]