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Planned Parenthood called out for ‘birthright citizenship’ tweet while preventing births in abortion

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October 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood has waded into another American debate over immigration, inspiring pro-lifers to raise another wave of questions and critiques about the abortion giant’s priorities.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump revealed he plans to issue an executive order ending the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born on American soil. Both parties once denounced the doctrine of “birthright citizenship,” but today there is intense debate over whether the concept was ever intended by the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, and whether a president can eliminate it unilaterally.

Regardless of the answer to those questions, pro-lifers raised their eyebrows at pro-abortion groups claiming to support “birthrights.”

The move would be “despicable, egregious, unconstitutional,” and “incredibly harmful,” the Planned Parenthood Action Fund declared. NARAL shared a tweet from the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accusing Trump of trying to “erase” the 14th Amendment’s “clear” guarantee of citizenship.

All three organizations favor the legal ability to abort pre-born babies at virtually any point before birth, and reject applying the 14th Amendment’s promise of equal protection to pre-born human beings.

Notably, the abortion lobby also opposes the right of children of illegal immigrants to be born. They bitterly opposed the Trump administration for actively resisting efforts to facilitate abortions for teen immigrants in federal custody, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh for siding with the administration on the question as a District of Columbia circuit court judge.

Pro-lifers were quick to point out the abortion lobby’s double-standard:

Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and pro-abortion leaders like Hillary Clinton invited similar objections in June and July when they accused the Trump administration of inhumanely treating families who illegally crossed the southern border by temporarily holding parents and children in separate facilities for the duration of criminal proceedings.

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