Trump: Pro-Life?

Blog by Sr. Barbara Kane, OP

In Mr. Trump’s 2019 State of the Union speech made last February, he stated, “Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth:  All children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.”  I certainly agree with this statement although I question whether the president really believes it.  During Pro Life month, here is some evidence that he doesn’t really understand what this means.

Pulling U.S. troops out of Syria and knowing what the Turkish president had planned, the president definitely put Kurdish children at risk. At this writing (Friday), two children have been killed by the Turkish assault.  Two children made in the image of God are dead because of a campaign promise. (Independent.co.uk)

From September 2018 to May 2019, six migrant children (three of them unaccompanied) died while in Customs and Border Patrol custody.  According to the ACLU, over 900 children have been separated from their parents since June 2018. This despite a federal court order to stop.  900 children made in the image of God jailed because they are poor and have brown skin. (ACLU.org)

The administration has conducted an assault on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since the beginning of its tenure. The latest proposed rule change would continue to restrict eligibility resulting in the loss of benefits for 1.9 m children. 500,000 of these children would also lose access to free school meals.  Millions of children made in the image of God, going to bed hungry each night so that the rich can enjoy a tax cut.

In 2019 alone, 755 children have been killed and 2,170 injured by gun violence according to the Gun Violence Archive (gunviolencearchive.org). And yet, Mr. Trump refuses to put forward or support any gun safety legislation.  2,170 children made in the image of God, dead because legislators are too cowardly to go against a very, very small group of gun advocates.

According to the CDC, as many as 1,000 to 4,300 additional premature deaths will occur each year as a result of pollution if nothing is done to clean up the air.  Yet, the administration continues to gut restrictions on vehicle emissions and methane gas leaks.  1,000 unborn children made in the image of God dead so that companies can make more money.  (cdc.org)

So…. Mr. Trump, do you honestly believe that all children are made in God’s image?  If so, why don’t you practice what you preach and stop implementing the cruel actions that you are doing.

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12 responses to “Trump: Pro-Life?

  1. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, that due to increased access to birth control, abortions were at an all-time low in 2015 under the democratic president Barack Obama. It is very difficult to understand why people voted for Trump on just the one issue that he said he was pro-life. Given Trump’s assault on children that Sr. Barbara so eloquently explained, before Trump was even elected, Trump openly advocated for assaulting women. Even if it was just “locker room” talk, Trump set an example to other men that it is OK to disrespect women. We all know that disrespecting women and unplanned pregnancy often go hand in hand.

  2. Sr. Barbara,

    Viable observations. Too bad President Trump has tunnel vision.

    Thank you for the reminder of ALL children.

  3. Barbara, Thank you for telling “it” like it is. The bald facts
    are shocking.! We need to keep the reality before us so we
    can act together in resistance and protest.

  4. Thanks, Barbara, for this litany of abuses of children that this administration and political allies have allowed to happen.

  5. I don’t understand your position. Should we elect a democrate and lose thousands of unborn babies to unchecked abortions? I know Trump isn’t perfect but the alternative seems way worse to me.

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