President Trump has proven a couple things in his first couple of years in office.
First, he’s proven he’s a man of his word. He’s done exactly what he promised to do on the campaign trail….and then some!
Even as obstructionist Dems get in his way, he just continues to power through!
Second, he knows how to get things done.
While being President is no doubt a lot more difficult than being CEO of Trump Organization, where he could do anything he wanted, he’s still finding ways to get things done even when the Democrats oppose him at every turn.
So when Trump said on the campaign trail that he was very against abortion, he was telling the truth:
“Well, the biggest problem I have with Planned Parenthood is the abortion situation. It’s like an abortion factory frankly. You can’t have it and it shouldn’t be funding it and that should not be funded by the government. I feel strongly about that. And that’s my biggest issue with Planned Parenthood because when you look at the work they do, it’s become so heavily centered on abortion.”
“Planned Parenthood has to stop with the abortions. A lot of people consider it an abortion clinic. I think those tapes that I saw were outrageous and disgusting by any standpoint. And they have to stop… I wouldn’t fund it if they have abortion going on. Now, you hear all different numbers. They say it’s 3%, other people say it’s 85%. That’s a big difference. So I’d certainly look into it.”
“I’m against Planned Parenthood — yes, I would. I don’t know where you got this information. I never said that. … I mean a lot of people say it’s an abortion clinic. I’m opposed to that. And I wouldn’t do any funding as long as they are performing abortions. And they are performing abortions. So I would be opposed to funding — I would be totally opposed to funding.”
“As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I’m pro-life. I’m totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions and millions of women — cervical cancer, breast cancer — are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly. And I wouldn’t fund it.
I would defund it because of the abortion factor, which they say is three percent. I don’t know what percentage it is. They say it’s three percent. But I would defund it, because I’m pro-life. But millions of women are helped by Planned Parenthood.”
I'd say he made his position very clear!
And now we're seeing him follow through, in every creative way he can! Bravo sir!
The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court.
The final rule released Friday by the Health and Human Services Department also would prohibit federally funded family planning clinics from being housed in the same locations as abortion providers, and require stricter financial separation.
Clinic staff would still be permitted to discuss abortion with clients, along with other options. However, that would no longer be required.
The move is the latest in a series of Trump administration efforts to remake government policy on reproductive health. The American Medical Association warned it could have an impact far beyond abortion, potentially affecting access to health care services now provided to low-income women by the clinics, including birth control, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. By law, the family planning program does not pay for abortions.
"This is the wrong prescription and threatens to compound a health equity deficit in this nation," AMA president Barbara L. McAneny said in a statement. "Women should have access to these medical services regardless of where they live, how much money they make, their background, or whether they have health insurance."
It could be some time before women served by the federal family program feel the full impact. Women's groups, organizations representing the clinics, and Democratic-led states are expected to sue to block the policy from going into effect. Administration officials told abortion opponents on a call Friday that they expect legal action, according to a participant.
Abortion is a legal medical procedure, but federal laws prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the woman.
Planned Parenthood, whose affiliates are major providers of family planning services as well as abortions, said the administration is trying to impose a "gag rule," and launched a full campaign to block it. Congressional supporters of the organization said it receives about $60 million a year from the federal program.
"I want our patients to know this - we will fight through every avenue so this illegal, unethical rule never goes into effect," said Planned Parenthood's president, Dr. Leana Wen.
She said the new policy would prevent doctors from referring women for abortions "even if your life depended on it."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared: "Republicans must end their relentless assault on women's health care and rights."
Watch Trump praised as "Most Pro-life President":
And here's more from our friends over at Breitbart:
The Trump administration issued a final rule Friday that underscores that federal taxpayer funds provided for family planning services may not be used to support abortion in any way.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the new rule that could block about $60 million in family planning funding to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers who refer girls and women for abortions.
The new regulation, which governs Title X, the federal grant program that provides funding for family planning services, prohibits the use of the funds to “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.”
The rule intends to provide a clear line between abortion and family planning.
“This is the kind of policy change that millennials, the nation’s largest voting bloc, support,” said Student for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins in a statement. “Healthcare dollars should fund real, full-service medical care, not abortion vendors”:
The rule reinstates President Ronald Reagan’s “Protect Life Rule,” which bars the “co-location” of federally funded family planning clinics with abortion clinics.
“President Trump’s HHS is taking a major step toward the ultimate goal of ending taxpayers’ forced partnership with the abortion industry,” said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a statement. “The finalized ‘protect life rule’ draws a bright line between abortion and family planning programs — just as the federal law requires and the Supreme Court has upheld.”
It’s a shame that the federal Title X family planning program has been co-mingled with abortion ever since President Bill Clinton issued regulations not only removing the wall of separation President Reagan issued, but even illegally requiring groups to refer for abortion. The result is that Planned Parenthood — an organization that’s been under criminal investigation for selling baby body parts — gets roughly $60 million per year through what has become a slush fund for the abortion giant.
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, a Republican who has served as co-chair of the House pro-life caucus, celebrated the Trump administration’s new rule.
“The Title X Program can now finally return to its originally intended purpose—the provision of family planning services, not abortions,” Smith said in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “Title X funding was never intended to facilitate Planned Parenthood’s hideous dismemberment, chemical poisoning, or deliberate starvation and forced expulsion of a defenseless unborn baby.”
“There is nothing benign or compassionate about killing a defenseless child,” Smith asserted. “I am grateful that the Trump administration has affirmed human life and dignity with this pro-child rule.”