Trump suggests pro-lifers have gone too far in Alabama with near-total abortion ban as he says he is pro-life but believes in abortion for babies conceived in rape and incest

President Donald Trump has broken his silence about Alabama’s new law imposing a near-total ban on abortions, saying he is pro-life but believes there should be abortions for babies conceived in rape or incest.

“As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions — Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother — the same position taken by Ronald Reagan,” Trump tweeted late on Saturday from the White House.

Pro-life leader Rebecca Kiessling, who was conceived in rape, answered him on his Facebook,

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“I did not deserve the death penalty for the crime of my biological father. Ask Rick Perry about his conversation with me and how my story pierced his heart he said and that he could not look me in the eyes and justify the rape exception any longer. I’m sure if you met any one of the 800 of us from Save The 1, you would also have a hard time looking us in the eyes and then telling us that we did not deserve equal protection.”

My answer to Trump was:

“Strongly pro-life? Mr. President, if you can kill an innocent baby who has no guilt for being conceived in rape and incest, why not kill all the others for other stupid reasons? God calls you to save victims of oppression, and such babies are such victims! Do you want someone killed? Target RAPISTS, not innocent babies!”

Health risk and abortion for babies conceived in rape and incest are the classical pretexts used by the left to legalize abortion for all babies. So if Trump wants help the left to allow abortion legal, these exceptional cases are enough.

Trump seems to have taken a more political than pro-life approach. He continued: “We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new Federal Judges (many more to come), two great new Supreme Court Justices, the Mexico City Policy, and a whole new & positive attitude about the Right to Life.”

The Mexico City policy blocks U.S. federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals. It is applicable only to foreign nations, not to commercial abortion in the U.S., which continues strong, profitable and legal.

“The Radical Left, with late term abortion (and worse), is imploding on this issue. We must stick together and Win for Life in 2020,” Trump continued.

“If we are foolish and do not stay UNITED as one, all of our hard fought gains for Life can, and will, rapidly disappear!” he wrote.

Nevertheless, the Trump administration has had a very “modest” advance in the pro-life advance in the U.S. Planned Parenthood, the main abortion provider in the U.S., receives about 500 million dollars in federal grants, and last year Trump approved this massive amount to Planned Parenthood. Later, Trump cut 50 million dollars from the abortion provider, and many pro-life groups praised the 10-percent cut as a big victory. But the real victory was for Planned Parenthood receiving the other massive 90 percent, or 450 million dollars.

Yet, the first time Trump has directly weighed in on an abortion issue was when Alabama passed its law last week, which would ban abortion in all cases except with the mother’s health is threatened.

The law, set to take effect in six months, does not penalize women who receive abortions, but would threaten doctors who perform them with up to 99 years in prison.

Lawmakers in Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana and Missouri have also advanced laws to severely restrict abortion.

Pro-life leaders hope that such court challenges will make their way to the Supreme Court, and that the judiciary will overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 high court ruling that declared that to kill unborn babies is a Constitutional right.

Trump is not the only prominent pro-life voice to speak out saying that Alabama lawmakers went too far.

Christian televangelist Pat Robertson, a staunch abortion opponent, called the Alabama law “extreme,” in spite of the fact that his The 700 Club has already interviewed Rebecca Kiessling for two times to speak her story about how she was conceived in rape and God has used her powerfully to show the world that every baby has value in God’s eyes.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump secured support from evangelicals who had been initially hesitant to vote for the bombastic, twice-divorced billionaire by promising to appoint pro-life justices at the highest court in the U.S.

His stated position on abortion two decades ago was that he was pro-abortion.

“I’m very pro-choice,” Trump said in an interview with Tim Russert in 1999. “I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.”

However, by 2011 Trump said that he had changed his position and was opposed to abortion.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump explained in an interview that his position had changed after he had a heartfelt conversation with a friend who had contemplated abortion. So the logical conclusion is that if more pro-life leaders help him, he may abandon his pro-abortion stance for babies conceived in rape and incest and, hopefully, enact stronger laws against rapists, including capital punishment.

Yet, let us see how “extreme” is Alabama’s pro-life law. It allows abortion when “the mother’s health is threatened.”

In his pro-life encyclopedia “Facts of Life,” Dr. Brian Clowes said,

Why Pro-Lifers Must Oppose “Health of the Mother” Exceptions. At first glance, it may seem heartless for anyone to oppose abortions committed in order to preserve the physical or mental health of women. However, we must remember that abortionists will interpret any loophole — even a “life of the mother” exception — to mean abortion on demand.

Abortionists all over the world use the definition of “maternal health” set by the World Health Organization (WHO): “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The U.S. Supreme Court defined maternal health to include “mental health” in its United States v. Vuitch decision (402 U.S. 62, 71-72 (1971)), and expanded this to say that virtually all factors of any type are relevant to the mother’s health, including “physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age” (Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179, 192 [1973]).

Some pro-abortion judges have gone to even more ridiculous extremes in their mad rush to prop up the abortion ‘right.’ Perhaps the most absurd example was provided by Judge John F. Dooling when he overturned the Hyde Amendment. Dooling asserted on page 309 of his opinion that “Poverty is a medical condition.” Most abortionists take these definitions at face value, because they cover all possible excuses for abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Finally, abortionist Jane Hodgson testified under oath,

In my medical judgment, every pregnancy that is not wanted by the patient, I feel there is a medical indication to abort a pregnancy where it is not wanted. In good faith, I would recommend on a medical basis, you understand, that, and it would be 100%… I think they are all medically necessary…

Hodgson also stated the general pro-abortion attitude towards abortion when she said “A medically necessary abortion is any abortion a woman asks for.”

About the case of pregnancy of rape, Clowes said,

From an ethical and logical standpoint, the number of pregnancies from rape and incest in most countries is simply irrelevant to the moral case against these exceptions. A baby conceived through violence is as blameless and innocent as one conceived in marriage, and is therefore deserving of the same protection. Either all preborn babies are worth saving, or none of them are.

Pregnancy of rape or health’s risks were the main strategies to legalize abortion in the United States, and the result was, according Facts of Life: From 1980 to 2005, there was an annual median number of 1,455,281 abortions. Mother’s life or health cases were just 0.36%. For rape and incest, just 0.09%.

The way I see it: You have no guilt if someone abandons a baby in your doorstep. But what are you going to do? Just leave the child at the doorstep? No, you are going to take any necessary measure to secure the well-being of the baby.

A woman raped and impregnated has no guilt, and she is as victim and innocent as her baby is. What to do? To take any necessary measure to secure the well-being of the baby and later adopt him or her or make him or her available for adoption. There are thousands of couples who would love to adopt a baby.

As far as abortion is concerned, only rapists deserve capital punishment, not innocent babies.

With information from DailyMail.

Portuguese version of this article: Trump sugere que ativistas pró-vida foram longe demais no Alabama com a proibição quase total do aborto enquanto ele diz que é pró-vida, mas acredita em aborto para bebês concebidos em estupro e incesto

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