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Planned Parenthood Rips Trump For Considering Ending ‘Birthright Citizenship.’ Then This Happens.

On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading killer of babies, decided to chime in on the subject of President Trump’s purported plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S. soil. The reaction to Planned Parenthood’s tweet supporting birthright citizenship was immediate, as the hypocrisy of the abortion giant pretending to care about babies was noted and castigated by various and sundry individuals.

Planned Parenthood tweeted, “Despicable, egregious, unconstitutional. Eliminating #birthrightcitizenship would be incredibly harmful & is part of this administration’s radical, hateful agenda to stoke fear in our communities and contribute to many people’s already very real fear of deportation.

President Trump and/or Congress may have the authority to issue an executive order banning birthright citizenship, as Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro explained, saying that the issue is not simple:

At issue is the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, which provides: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. The key phrase here is “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” As Ilya Shapiro of CATO Institute points out, that phrase was originally written to exclude the children of Native American tribes from American citizenship – since those children were subject to the jurisdiction of Native American governance – as well as the children of foreign diplomats and soldiers from abroad fighting on American land. The amendment was specifically written in order to guarantee the citizenship of freed slaves and their children, in order to abrogate the Supreme Court’s despicable Dred Scott ruling …

The Court has never fully decided on whether the 14th Amendment protects the children of illegal immigrants – people who are clearly subject to the jurisdiction of foreign countries. Illegal immigrants have a right under the Vienna Convention to consular contact if they arrested for a crime, for example. It seems highly unlikely that the framers of the 14th Amendment meant to include the children of illegal immigrants. But the Supreme Court has also been warmer toward birthright citizenship to children of illegal immigrants than the text would warrant.

As LifeNews reported on January 4, 2018:

Planned Parenthood has committed 7.6 million abortions since Roe vs. Wade. Over the holiday weekend, America’s largest abortion provider released its 2016 – 2017 annual report. According to that report and former ones (plus numbers supplied by pro-life groups), Planned Parenthood has been responsible for the death of more than 7.6 million babies, from 1973 through 2017 … From 2016 to 2017, Planned Parenthood performed 321,384 abortions. That’s 6,964 fewer abortions than the year before. And Planned Parenthood can’t credit contraception for that slight decline – because it also provided fewer contraception services (from 2,808,815 to 2,701,866).

Planned Parenthood’s defense of “birthright citizenship,” in the face of its willingness to slaughter American babies wholesale in the millions of abortions it has performed over the years, triggered some justifiably contemptuous reactions on Twitter:

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