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Trump vows to protect ‘lives of every American, including the unborn’

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump vowed to protect the “lives of every American including the unborn” in a new letter (full text below) to pro-life activists this week, and he urged every American to do the same.

Thursday marked the beginning of the National Right to Life Committee’s (NRLC) annual convention in Kansas, the Kansas City Star reports, where “there was a feeling of happiness among those filling the convention center” because of Wednesday’s revelation that the president will be nominating a new justice to the Supreme Court.

“We all have a duty to defend the most basic and fundamental human right — the right to life,” Trump wrote in a letter recognizing the event. “As President I am dedicated to protecting the lives of every American including the unborn.”

Trump went on to summarize his pro-life record so far. “One of the first actions I took as President was to reinstate the Mexico City policy to ensure the taxpayer dollars are not used to fund organizations that perform abortions in foreign countries,” he wrote. “I also signed into law legislation that allows states to prioritize how they spend their family planning grant money, giving States the choice to withhold taxpayer funding from organizations that perform abortions."

“Further, last month my Administration proposed updates to the regulations governing the Title X Family Planning program in order to improve Women’s Health and ensure that federal funds are not used to fund the abortion industry in violation of law,” the president added.

Trump concluded the letter by crediting NRLC with “provid[ing] a voice to the voiceless” through its work. “I am truly grateful for your efforts and I remain committed to continue working with you as we cultivate a world that values and regards every human life,” he said.

Trump’s pro-life actions in office have pleasantly surprised many pro-lifers, with the impending replacement of pro-abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy taking center stage among convention goers.

“I feel wonderful that he is going to get a chance to appoint someone new,” said 78-year-old attendee Judy Budde of Kansas City.

"And we hope we can get all this stuff reversed."

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THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON
June 28, 2018

Melania and I are pleased to send our greetings to all those attending the 2018 Annual National Right to Life Convention in Overland Park, Kansas.

We all have a duty to defend the most basic and fundamental human right—the right to life. As President, I am dedicated to protecting the lives of every American, including the unborn.

Since my first day in office, I have taken concrete actions to defend the right to life. One of the first actions I took as President was to reinstate the Mexico City policy to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund organizations that perform abortions in foreign countries. I also signed into law legislation that allows States to prioritize how they spend their family planning grant money, giving States the choice to withhold taxpayer funding from organizations that perform abortions. Further,lastmonth, my Administration announced proposed updates to the regulations governing the Title X family planning program in order to improve women’s health and ensure that Federal funds are not used to fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.

The National Right to Life Committee’s work is critical to protecting our Nation’s most vulnerable. Since 1968, you have provided a voice to the voiceless. Each day, you help spread compassion and promote the dignity of every human person. I am truly grateful for your efforts, and I remain committed to continue working with you as we cultivate a world that values and respects every human life.

Donald Trump

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