Donald Trump criticized USA abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend 'the right to life'. Only 1.4 percent of abortions occur after 21 weeks, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control, and that generally only happens to save the life of the mother.
As feminists, Democratic politicians, and liberal celebrities spoke out in favor of abortion access, the president thrilled pro-life Americans by announcing a policy change that will make it easier for states to defund abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Amber Shawhan of Murray, Nebraska, said she traveled out this year to help support the younger people participating in the event and compared what she saw with her experience at the march years ago.
Trump mentioned other efforts he is pursuing, including this week's creation of a division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will look into complaints from healthcare workers who say they have faced religious or moral discrimination at work. He condemned the Roe v Wade decision, saying it "turned its back on the right to life" but also created the modern pro-life movement which is founded on "compassion and love". "To me, I have seven, I have three up in heaven", she says.
"We need to increase our fasting, and we need to ask God for wisdom for healing, so that we will do our duty to protect the weakest and most vulnerable".
Saturday marks Trump's one year anniversary in office.
"There is something very painful to go through, an abortion", she says.
President Donald Trump, while speaking at the 45th annual March For Life on Friday, made a remark that required a double take.
The poll shows 76 percent, including six in 10 "pro-choice" Americans, believe abortion should be limited to the first three months of a pregnancy or only in "cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother". He noted how, in his first year in office, he signed executive orders to prohibit taxpayer dollars to groups who promote and provide abortions overseas and to protect religious liberty.
"There were enough other red flags with Donald Trump just in how he treated women", Ittenbach, 52, said after talking with the canvassers.
Trump said Americans are more and more pro-life.
On the anniversary of Roe and Doe, we remember the millions of children who have been denied their first and most fundamental right, the right to life.
The lies continued. "Americans are more and more pro-life, you see that all the time", the future ex-President told the crowd.
Shawhan said, "It's validating, too, to those of us who have been working on this for so long, that finally the leader of the land is going to be paying attention to us and supporting us".
The legislation needs 60 votes to pass through the Senate, which has not yet passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, passed by the House past year. "I just feel that it's a culture of misogyny that results in abortions, and if we respected women more then women wouldn't see abortion as the most viable option".
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