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

The 'choice' we're talking about here is to kill a tiny human.
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Trump at the September 2016 Values Voter Summit. Andrew Parish / LifeSiteNews
Claire Chretien By Claire Chretien

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

As a journalist and editor for LifeSiteNews, Claire Chretien has written more than 1,400 articles about abortion, human dignity, bioethics, the Catholic Church, politics, and related topics. Claire holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. It was there that she first became involved in pro-life activism.