Former president and 2024 candidate Donald Trump highlighted the role played by his administration in promoting pro-life policies in a recent speech while vowing to “fight against the demented late-term abortionists” once re-elected.
“I’m proud to be the most pro-life president in American history. From my first day in office, I took historic action to protect the unborn,” Trump told the audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual conference in Washington on June 24.
“I withstood vicious attacks to confirm three great Supreme Court Justices—Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett,” he also said, adding, “Exactly one year ago today, those justices were the pivotal votes in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision ending the constitutional atrocity known as Roe v. Wade.”
“As your President, I will continue to stand proudly for pro-life policies just as I did for four strong years … We cannot be afraid to take on the Democrat extremists, we can’t be afraid. We have to be strong and powerful. That’s why when I’m re-elected, I will continue to fight against the demented late-term abortionists in the Democrat Party who believe in unlimited abortion on demand and even executing babies after birth.”
“Remember the governor of Virginia? He said, ‘Yes, the baby is born, you lay the baby aside, and then you make a determination as to what to do with the babies.’ In other words, he would kill the baby after. And you have many who believe in that, that’s what they want. They are the radical extremists, we’re not the radical extremists. And politicians have to say that.”
Trump was referring to former Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, who set off a media firestorm in a January 2019 interview on WTOP radio where he appeared to support killing infants after birth.
The former president said that there remains a “vital role for the federal government in protecting unborn life and it’s very important.”
Trump pointed out that he was the “first sitting president ever to attend the March for Life rally right here in Washington D.C.” During his presidency, Trump “reinstated and expanded the Mexico City policy” that prevented U.S. government global health funds from being disbursed to foreign groups providing abortions.
Negotiating Power, Rejoining Geneva Consensus
In his speech, Trump said that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has given pro-life supporters “negotiating power for the first time ever.”
“You have tremendous negotiating power now. With Roe v. Wade, you had none. You had no power. We’ve now given pro-life people tremendous power to negotiate something that will be good for everybody.”
“You didn’t have that power. You had no power. They could do anything. They could kill the baby after the baby was born. They could kill the baby in the ninth month. These are horrible, horrible things to think about.”
Trump also said that pro-life laws should come with “three exceptions that I support and Ronald Reagan before me supported—for rape, incest, and for the life of the mother. A lot of people are more and more coming into that fold, and it’s something you have to consider. You have to go with your heart. You have to go with your mind. You have to make that decision.”
He committed to rejoining the Geneva Consensus declaration. “Under my leadership, the United States will also rejoin the Geneva Consensus Declaration created by my administration and signed by 36 nations to reject the globalist claim of an international right to abortion,” he pledged.
“This declaration affirms the family as the foundation of a good and great society, and states that every human being has the inherent right to life. And Joe Biden withdrew the United States from this historic declaration his very first week in office.”
Trump’s speech comes a day after President Joe Biden met with pro-abortion groups in Washington on Friday. Speaking at an event, Biden promised to restore Roe v. Wade, making it “once again the law of the land.”
“This fight really matters,” the president told supporters. “Since the day that Dobbs decision came down one year ago tomorrow, we’ve seen the devastating effects all across the country.”
During the event, three major pro-abortion organizations—Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and EMILY’s List—announced their support for Biden and Harris for the 2024 ticket.
From The Epoch Times