Former campaign foes Donald Trump and
Ted Cruz united today in defense of the unborn.
In an op-ed published at LifeNews.com, Cruz highlighted several measures protecting life that may be brought up in the 116th US Congress.
“… the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act … would prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from providing federal family planning grants and other funds to entities that perform abortions.”
“… the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act … redirects federal funding from abortion providers to better women’s health organizations that provide cervical and breast cancer screenings, diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, well-child care, prenatal and postnatal care, immunizations”.
“The Interstate Abortion Notification Act … [would] make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor to another state to obtain an abortion without satisfying a parental involvement law in the minor’s resident state.”
“Finally, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act would establish a government-wide statutory prohibition on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage. This legislation would also prohibit subsidies in the form of refundable, advanceable tax credits for abortion coverage, and would codify an annual renewed appropriations policy providing conscience protections.”
Meanwhile, “Trump told thousands of pro-life advocates at the March for Life that he plans to veto any bill that would promote abortion.”
“Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto,” Trump said. “And we have the support to uphold those vetoes … As president, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life.”
The letter is a direct shot at House Democrats, who used their newfound majority in the first passed bill of the session to call for repeal of “President Trump’s Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, which stops U.S. taxpayer funding of the abortion industry overseas.”