On Thursday, the day after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would retire, which could prompt the Court to reconsider the fate of Roe v. Wade, President Trump issued a letter to the National Right to Life Committee reiterating his pro-life stance while promising to protect the dignity of unborn children.
"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," Trump wrote in his letter.
The letter was issued in response to "hundreds of pro-life advocates gather to open its national convention today in Kansas City," according to LifeNews.
Trump has defended many pro-life initiatives while in office, which include the defunding of international Planned Parenthood as well as relaxing restrictions on states hoping to defund the abortion giant. He also has sent taxpayer funds to women's health centers over the abortion conglomerate:
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 the 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, 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.
President Trump concluded by thanking the National Right to Life Committee for their work on defending the unborn.
"The National Right to Life Committee’s work is critical to protecting our nation’s most vulnerable," he wrote. "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 regards every human life."
The president's comments follow his recent speech given to the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List, where he also defended his pro-life record while promising to protect unborn children.