The American pro-life position will get primetime treatment during President Trump's State of the Union address next Tuesday in response to the radical abortion laws being pushed in Democrat-controlled states like New York and Virginia.
According to Politico, sources close to the White House have confirmed that President Trump has told conservative allies he wants to push the abortion issue during his speech next week.
"President Donald Trump is telling conservative allies he wants to incorporate firm anti-abortion language into his State of the Union address Tuesday, and potentially include an anti-abortion figure among his list of invitees, according to four sources familiar with his plans," reports the outlet.
While certainly the morally correct move, President Trump's decision to push the abortion issue so forcefully is also politically momentous, considering that it will galvanize his evangelical base and possibly persuade moderate voters.
"Trump sees an opening to energize his evangelical supporters and capture moderate voters who administration officials believe may be turned off by widespread coverage of New York’s newest abortion law, which allows for termination of some pregnancies after the 24-week mark for health reasons," notes Politico.
Conservatives were largely unified this week in response to comments issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam that endorsed infanticide when he said that a baby born alive could be left to die on the table if the mother did not want it. He said:
When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of the mother, with the consent of physicians, more than one physician by the way, and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities, there may be a fetus which is non-viable. So in this particular example, if the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.
Gov. Northam's comments came shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law last week one of the most radical abortion measures in United States history, ensuring that women have a "fundamental right" to kill their babies at any time throughout the pregnancy if an authorized abortionist determines in "good faith" that it would "protect the patient's life or health." Under the new law, a woman in New York can literally abort her baby at any time up to the moment of its birth.
Sources close to the White House confirmed to Politico that President Trump has been speaking with Christian leaders on ways to craft his pro-life message.
"The president wants to reaffirm his commitment to pro-life things," said the source.
Earlier this week, during an interview with The Daily Caller, President Trump denounced Northam's words as "terrible."
"I thought it was terrible," he said. "Do you remember when I said Hillary Clinton was willing to rip the baby out of the womb? That’s what it is, that’s what they’re doing, it’s terrible."
"This is going to lift up the whole pro-life movement like maybe it’s never been lifted up before," he added. "The pro-life movement is very much a 50-50, it’s a very 50-50 issue, actually it’s gained a point or two over the years."