by Wanda Franz, Ph.D., President
West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee has endorsed Donald Trump for President. Donald Trump has completed a candidate questionnaire with 14 of 14 pro-life answers. He has put out a list of possible Supreme Court candidates that have been widely praised as those who will uphold the Constitution, not legislate from the bench. He is committed to supporting the Republican platform that contains the most pro-life plank ever. He has chosen as his Vice Presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence from Indiana. While Pence served in Congress, he was designated one of the 20 most Conservative individuals in the Congress and had a 100% pro-life voting record.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has always personally supported abortion rights for women. Her personal support is reflected in the abortion policies she advocates. If elected President of the United States, she would be the most pro-abortion President to ever hold the office.
She has been a regular presenter at Planned Parenthood meetings. At her presentation in June of this year, she restated her support for taxpayer funding of abortion by repealing the Hyde Amendment that has stopped Medicaid funding of abortions since the 1970’s. She opposes the pro-life Texas law that requires abortion clinics to submit to the health and safety laws required of every other health clinic in the state. Her opposition to this law undermines her claim that she supports women, as she will not even assure that abortion facilities are safe.
In other interviews, Hillary has taken the position that the unborn child has no constitutional rights, even in the last days before birth. She supports partial-birth abortions and has emphasized that promoting abortion is a primary goal of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. She has gone so far as to suggest that, in order to promote this international agenda in pro-life countries, “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
Our culture of life is in jeopardy. A President Hillary Clinton will select pro-abortion Supreme Court Justices, who will set back our hard-won pro-life advances for a generation. We cannot afford to elect her to the presidency so she can put into place the most horrible of pro-abortion policies.