Trump Score Card
Another one of President Trump's promises was to help stop abortions by takings actions such as defunding Planned Parenthood and appointing pro life Supreme Court judges. The latest statistics as Donald Trump was voted in President showed over 900,000 abortions took place in 2015. What actions are taken by the President to keep this promise?
1/23/17: President Trump signed an executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding (reinstating the Mexico City Policy) for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions. This executive order reversed the policy that President Obama had previously reinstated back in 2009. This order does not directly deal with the the pro life vs pro choice debate. Instead it simply states that American tax payers should not foot the bill for abortions or abortion promotion, especially when it includes foreign organizations. And considering the average cost of an abortion is about $600 there is little excuse as to why tax payers would have to pay for anyone's abortion. Especially when there are various types of a payment resources available such as payment plans, personal loans, family and friends help, crowd funding sites even credit cards. It comes down to people being accountable for their own actions. We should also mention a popular question that has been brought up in this debate issue. If pro-abortion activists do not want the government interfering with their rights to choose abortion then why are they OK with the government interfering to pay for their abortions?
3/7/17: Sticking with his stance of non funded taxpayer abortions, President Trump offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stopped providing abortions. Planned Parenthood declined citing that "federal money already is not allowed to be used for abortion". However video evidence and other statistics say otherwise. As explained above we agree with President Trump that tax payers should not be forced to pay for tax funded abortions.
4/14/17: President Donald Trump signed a bill that allows states to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.
10/3/17: The Republican-controlled House approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- a measure backed by President Trump. However, the bill needs the unlikely support of at least eight Democrats to pass in the narrowly GOP-controlled Senate.
10/6/17: The Trump administration rolled back ObamaCare contraceptive mandate (which already has been the subject of multiple legal challenges) which forced employers that provide health insurance to cover contraceptives. “No American should be forced to violate his or her own conscience in order to abide by the laws and regulations governing our health care system,” said HHS press secretary Caitlin Oakley. “Today’s actions affirm the Trump administration’s commitment to upholding the freedoms afforded all Americans under our Constitution.”. We support thie decision based on one simple question: Why would any American have to be forced to pay for someone else's contraceptives? Especially when considering the alternative choice of condoms which are very inexpensive, safe and 98% effective with both pregnancy and STDs. Compared to contraceptives success rate of only 91% with pregnancy and 0% effectives against STDs.