Monday, January 23, 2017

A BREATH OF FRESH PRO LIFE AIR FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Peat Bog at DuskPhoto: S. Dunne
It smells something like rotten eggs, does it not? Or maybe like dirty feet! What is that smell exactly? Ah, it’s the pro choice politics of the democrats.
Sean Spicer speaks about the administration's pro life agenda and ceasing to pay for abortions abroad! What a far cry from Ex President Obama's blasphemous blessing of Planned Parenthood! The swamp air is being replaced with fresh air!

17 comments:

TJM said...

That's not good enough for the Obama/Hillary drones (aka fake Catholics)

Henry said...

Step 1 - Cut off funding of international Planned Parenthood - Trump has done
Step 2 - Cut off funding of domestic Planned Parenthood - Congress will pass, Trump will sign

Adds up to: A real pro-life president, in actions, not just words?

TJM said...

Henry,

To certain practitioners of papalotry, it is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. All or nothing!

Dialogue said...

It seems unlikely to me that Trump is, by conviction, pro-life. But I do think he attributes his electoral victory in part to pro-lifers, and so he now believes he owes us a favor. So be it.

Mark Thomas said...

Here are some very uplifting comments in support of President Trump's executive order...

-- Updated with comments by Trump spokesman Sean Spicer and more pro-life leaders.

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In his very first pro-life action, President Donald Trump signed an executive order today reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” banning government funding of foreign pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

A cultural political football, the policy was first enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was maintained by President George H.W. Bush until it was rescinded first by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993. Eight years later, President George W. Bush reinstated Mexico City and it was in effect until Barack Obama reversed it upon entering office in 2009.

The Mexico City Policy bans funding to organizations that perform abortions overseas or lobby for legalizing them in foreign nations.

Trump’s pro-life action comes a day after the 44th anniversary of the notorious Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling, which along with the Court’s Doe v. Bolton decision, established abortion-on-demand as the law of the land.

At the first official White House press conference this afternoon, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that reinstating the Mexico City Policy illustrates to the people of the United States "and to people of the world...what a value we place on life.” He said it is consistent with Trump, who campaigned as a "pro-life president."

Trump "wants to stand up for all Americans including the unborn,” and ensure taxpayer funding is ”reflecting American values,” including the respect for life, he added.

Expectations are high among pro-life activists that Trump's executive order will be the first of several pro-life actions taken by the White House in concert with Republicans who control Congress.

In 2009, when Obama rescinded the pro-life Mexico City policy, the National Right to Life Committee described it as follows: “Basically, the policy required grantees to refrain from performing abortions (except to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest), or lobbying to legalize abortion, or otherwise promoting abortion as a birth-control method. Critics disparaged the policy as a ‘global gag rule.'”

Students for Life of America issued a statement saying, "This is a great start to the Trump presidency and we hope this is only the beginning of defunding Planned Parenthood and the end of forcing American taxpayers to fund an industry that ends hundreds of thousands of innocent lives a year and irreparably harms women."

— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) January 23, 2017

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded President Trump for acting swiftly to restore the Mexico City Policy.

"This is a vital step in the journey to make America great again, recognizing and affirming the universal ideal that all human beings have inherent worth and dignity, regardless of their age or nationality," he said.

Human Life International President Fr. Shenan Boquet also praised the decision.

"That being said, there is much more to do. The Mexico City Policy should be made permanent, and audits of grant recipients from USAID and other federal agencies should be performed to ensure that it is truly enforced," Fr. Boquet continued.

Pax.

Mark Thomas

Anonymous said...

Yes. TJM---exactly. "It doesn't go far enough." so I'm sure we know of someone who would not be too praiseworthy of Trump on this matter! All or nothing, right?!?

And just wait til Trump nominates a replacement for Antonin Scalia---just watch the fireworks from the Far Left---the Elizabeth Warrens, Cecile Richards, John Kerrys and Chuck Schumbers of the world. Thankfully this president does not want justices who legislative fromt eh bench!




Mark Thomas said...

There were two things that stood out to me from the LifeSiteNews story about President Trump's “Mexico City Policy” executive order.

1. "A cultural political football, the policy was first enacted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was maintained by President George H.W. Bush until it was rescinded first by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993. Eight years later, President George W. Bush reinstated Mexico City and it was in effect until Barack Obama reversed it upon entering office in 2009."

2. "Human Life International President Fr. Shenan Boquet also praised the decision. He called it a "common sense policy" supported by most that will help "restor[e] the credibility of the United States as having a foreign policy that respects innocent life."

"That being said, there is much more to do. The Mexico City Policy should be made permanent...," Fr. Boquet continued.
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The back-and-forth, political football nature of the “Mexico City Policy” is unfortunate. The good news for now is that President Trump reinstated the policy.
But the next presidential administration could undo President Trump's executive order.

Anyway, the next step for Catholics is to pray that this is the beginning of President Trump's embracement of the Culture of Life.

Pax.

Mark Thomas


Anonymous said...

The man promised us many good things and behold, he does it and does not care what the MSN or the Democrats say, he put the MSM in their place and now they must pay the price of attacking Republicans for decades as hacks of the Democrat party. Thank you Mr. President!!!

TJM said...

Catholics (faithful, practicing ones) have a better chance with Trump than with the evil, rabidly pro-abortion Hillary Clintoon.

Jan said...

In my opinion - despite some of his gaffes and being caught out with some locker room banter - President Trump is a down-to-earth ordinary guy and is a REAL MAN - that is going to make a heck of a lot of difference and hopefully it is going to make men man up and take the hard decisions. That is what we have missed with the feminists pushing their agenda and making wimps of many men. The feminists don't like President Trump and nor do the wimps, because he makes them feel like wimps and he is not held hostage by feminists. I think that he means what he says. He is moving very fast to implement his plans, and I hope that those who have suffered through lack of jobs will be helped. President Trump has had a lot of flak over the last 18 months but he has also had a lot of people come forward speaking of his good actions, kindness and help over the years. The media and the public need to give him a chance. And many are now saying just that.

Anonymous said...

I have been using locker rooms for more than 30 years. Not once have I ever encountered the "banter" that Mr. Trump used.

Not once have I encountered anything even close to the language he used.

REAL MEN don't trash the institution of marriage.

REAL MEN don't call women B*****S.

REAL MEN don't brag of assaulting women sexually.

He doesn't make me feel like a wimp. He makes me fee sad - for him and for the people who were taken in my his hyperbole and exaggerations, his braggadocio and lies.

TJM said...

Under Obama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2 million women fell into poverty during his administration and during his 2 terms he did nothing about equal pay for equal work. But the loons are raging against Trump. Sounds like the country is filled with morons. Products of union goon, propaganda schools I reckon

Henry said...

TJM: "Sounds like the country is filled with morons."

Then the consolation is that this blog's commenters simply reflect the country as a whole.

I'd begun to think we had here more than our proportional share of morons. Maybe I was just counting column inches of drivel in coming to this conclusion.

TJM said...

Henry,

Ha! Amen

Anonymous 2 said...

I agree 100% with Anonymous at 9:06 a.m. REAL men do_not_behave in such a manner. Some teenage boys perhaps, but not real men.

It is truly amazing to me how forgiving some of the commentators here are of such deplorable behavior. Just imagine if Obama or Biden had been caught engaging in such “locker room banter.” Double standard anyone?

Adam Michael said...

"He doesn't make me feel like a wimp. He makes me fee sad - for him and for the people who were taken in my his hyperbole and exaggerations, his braggadocio and lies."

Maybe he doesn't make you feel like a wimp, but seeing your professions of sadness and complaining (instead of action) certainly makes you look like a wimp to me.

Adam Michael said...

"Maybe he doesn't make you feel like a wimp, but seeing your professions of sadness and complaining (instead of action) certainly makes you look like a wimp to me."

I would like to apologize to the person to whom this was directed. This negative and abusive comment was unnecessary and wrong.