It's been nearly a year since the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. What has the president's record been on prolife issues so far?
Supreme Court and other court appointments
President Trump nominated Justice Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme
Court. Justice Gorsuch's record indicates he will follow the U.S. Constitution as written, rather than accepting an invented, unwritten right to abortion in the Constitution. President Trump has worked closely with prolife leaders in the Senate to fill vacancies in other federal courts with nominees who also have records of fairness and honesty.
The Trump administration has taken action to protect the moral and
religious rights of conscience so that medical professionals, religious
institutions and employers may not be forced to participate in
abortion. This includes expanding exceptions to organizations under the Obamacare HHS Mandate, which required coverage of drugs that may cause abortions.
Mexico City Policy
President Trump restored the Mexico City Policy, preventing tax dollars from being given to organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas. The policy was later expanded to include a broader range of health-related foreign aid program.
United Nations Population Fund
The Trump administration cut off funding for the United Nations Population Fund due to that agency’s involvement in China’s two-child policy, which involves forced abortions and forced sterilizations.
In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a regulation to prevent states from withholding Title X family planning funds from organizations like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions.
President Trump signed into law H. J. Res 43 to restore authority to the states to direct Title X funds to providers they deem suitable.