when the President took office, one of the very first things he did was reinstate the Mexico City Policy, ending government funding for promoting abortions around the world. And before long, we expanded it to more countries and more policies on the planet....
thanks to President Trump’s leadership, in March of 2017, I had the honor of casting the tiebreaking vote in the United States Senate to allow every state in America to defund Planned Parenthood, and President Trump signed it into law.
And putting that priority on the unborn, just last summer, with the strong support of leaders in this room, and the full support of our Secretary of Health and Human Services, President Trump ended fetal tissue research at the National Institutes for Health. We will always stand for the right to life and the dignity of the unborn.
Counter-intuitively, at an event meant to honor Trump and other anti-abortion rights Republicans, Pence invoked his own work as chairperson of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which he claimed the President had established- as the Vice President put it- to "save lives."
That's bogus. However, President Trump has been a faithful pro-life President, in the manner the expression is meant to convey. "Life can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable," Pence contended, around the time we learned why the Trump Administration has treated its most vulnerable as people they'd rather have die.
🚨BREAKING: New memo reveals Trump admin official pushed "herd immunity" plan to let coronavirus spread widely among infants, youth and younger adults w/o other conditions. Memo via @WhipClyburn quotes official as saying: “We use them to develop herd...we want them infected.” pic.twitter.com/BiZ4VLUXWf— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) December 16, 2020
The cynical will ask how it is possible that President Trump, fan of herd immunity and oblivious to the preventable and tragic loss of life it has engendered, could possibly be "pro-life." Nonetheless, Trump has been a "pro-life" President as pertains to abortion, thus illustrating how the anti-abortion movement is less interested in life than it is in forcing birth.