November 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump has done “just about everything” pro-life activists have requested of him, according to prominent pro-life activist Jill Stanek.
Stanek, a former nurse and prominent pro-life blogger who is now with the Susan B. Anthony List, appeared on this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show to discuss the problem of infanticide. She also touched on Trump’s pro-life record so far in comparison to that of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush.
“I've always been an enormous fan of George W. Bush as a person, policy aside,” Jonathon Van Maren said. “As grateful as I am for everything Donald Trump has done, I've always been somewhat resentful of this idea that we finally have a pro-life president and we didn't have one before. So I wanted to know…what was talking to [Bush] about abortion like? Was this something he was genuinely passionate about?”
Stanek answered that she admired Bush for signing the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act and Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act into law, but what set Trump apart was that “he is just so proactive.”
“I think saying that Trump is the most pro-life president we've ever had isn't to slight other presidents like President Bush and President Reagan,” she explained. “It’s to say that he is fitting the mold that we've always hoped for of being verbal, vocal about it,” from calling out Hillary Clinton for believing “in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb,” to his use of blunt language like “execute the baby” to discuss infanticide.
“President Trump is going gangbusters, is hiring people in the administration who are like-minded on abortion,” Stanek said. “They set the policy…he has issued executive orders and administrative orders…just about everything we've ever asked him to do, he’s done.”
Near the end of the interview, Stanek said that the evangelical vote was critical in the 2016 elections and will be again in 2020.
Trump “has said that the pro-life issue is going to be one of the main issues of his 2020 election campaign,” she noted, which is “good for our movement because as you talked about a few minutes ago, [abortion defenders] don't want to talk about it. The more than we talk about, the more that we use the right words, the more we win.”
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