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Trump may have become first president to describe a ‘pro-choice’ Democrat as ‘pro-abortion’

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December 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In urging Alabamians to vote for Judge Roy Moore yesterday, President Trump made an important distinction that pro-life politicians often fail to acknowledge: he used the phrase “pro-abortion” rather than “pro-choice.”

"Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion,​" said Trump on twitter yesterday. 

This may be the first time a U.S. President has accurately described those who support legalized abortion as pro-abortion rather than use the euphemistic phrase “pro-choice.”

“Other presidents have known that the Democratic party and all but a handful of Democratic members of the House and Senate are, in fact, pro-abortion,” Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, told LifeSiteNews.

“But President Trump, along with knowing it, knows that it has to be said,” Pavone said. “He’s not captive to the etiquette of political correctness. We need more of that clear and straightforward talk both in politics and in the Church.”

Just as supporting rape would make someone “pro-rape,” supporting legalized abortion makes someone “pro-abortion.”

Yes, abortion is a “choice.” But so is the “choice” to rape someone.

The point is this: some choices are wrong. Trump is doing everyone a favor by pointing out what the choice is that supporters want – the choice to end the life of a whole, distinct, living human being.



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Claire Chretien

Claire is grateful for the opportunity to write about human dignity, bioethics, faith, and related issues for LifeSiteNews as a journalist and Washington, DC Correspondent. She became involved in pro-life activism while a student at The University of Alabama, where she served as the President of Bama Students for Life and directed 40 Days for Life campaigns.