The President said his executive order would “ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve.”
“We believe in the joy of family, the blessing of freedom, the dignity of work and the eternal truth that every child born and unborn is made in the holy image of God,” he said.
Trump further stressed the importance of a child’s right to life, calling it a “sacrosanct moral duty.”
Jacqueline Ayers, vice president of government relations and public policy at Planned Parenthood, called the need to protect babies born alive a “nonexistent problem.”
Today, President @realDonaldTrump addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast by video and announced he will be “signing the Born-Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born alive—no matter their circumstance—receive the medical care that they deserve.” pic.twitter.com/087ZqZcGtL
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 23, 2020
Democrats Have Opposed ‘Born Alive’ Legislation
Republican Senator Ben Sasse introduced a bill titled the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” in February of last year.
The roll call vote of the legislation, which would have required doctors to administer aid to infants who survive an attempted abortion, was thwarted by a filibuster despite a bipartisan majority of 53-44.
Six Democrats who ran for the Democrat nomination for President reportedly voted against the bill, including current Vice President nominee Kamala Harris.
BREAKING: Presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders have voted “NO” on a bill that would’ve required doctors to provide medical care to infants born alive after an attempted abortion.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2019
President Trump called it “one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress.”
The Supreme Court and Abortion
President Trump’s vow to sign an executive order protecting babies born alive counters Democrats and the media who are currently fretting over the next Supreme Court Justice nomination.
Why? Because they fear Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hysterically declared that Republicans are “coming after your children” while simultaneously suggesting Trump was “on a path to undo a woman’s right to choose.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 22, 2020
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had Roe v. Wade at the top of her list in a tweet claiming “our basic rights … are on the line” when it comes to the SCOTUS nomination.
Roe v. Wade.
The right to join a union.
This is not a political game—our basic rights and the future of our democracy are on the line.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 22, 2020
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) unironically called the Supreme Court fight a “life or death” situation while mentioning the landmark abortion case.
This is a life or death election. The stakes just went from high to off the charts. The future of the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade, and so much more is on the line.
Vote. Donate. Volunteer. Do literally everything you can to help Democrats win in November.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 21, 2020
Other prominent Democrats revealed the importance of the abortion fight as well.
The stakes are enormous:
Roe v. Wade.
Our rights are at stake. Our health is at stake. Our democracy is at stake.
No confirmation before inauguration.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 24, 2020
I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) September 21, 2020
Some in the media, seemingly in time with the Democrat party, conveyed similar messages of doom and gloom.
MSNBC alleged without evidence that “Trump and his legal allies are preparing to replace Justice Ginsburg with a judge who will vote to ban abortion in the U.S.”
Amy Coney Barrett, speculated to be the frontrunner for the nomination to the Supreme Court, has discussed her views on Roe v. Wade in the past.
“I don’t think the core case, Roe’s core holding that, you know, women have a right to an abortion, I don’t think would change,” she said during a discussion at Jacksonville University in 2016.
“But I think the question of whether people can get very late-term abortions, how many restrictions can be put on clinics, I think that would change.”
UPDATE: President Trump signed the executive order over the weekend.
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