Upset over the departure of Rex Tillerson from his position as President Trump’s Secretary of State? Well, don’t be. The ExxonMobil CEO who oversaw donations to abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood will be replaced by the pro-life CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
President Trump announced via Twitter on Tuesday that Pompeo would replace the resigning Tillerson:
According to LifeNews, pro-lifers should rejoice over Pompeo being chosen to replace Tillerson. As a former congressman from Kansas, Pompeo has a “long record of supporting pro-life legislation and speaking out in favor of life.”
Major pro-life advocates have celebrated the decision. Austin Ruse of the Center for Family and Human Rights said that Pompeo will help to reverse the Democrats’ radical policy of abortion for all internationally.
“This will be considered good news by pro-life and pro-family advocates since Pompeo has a lengthy record in support of a right to life,” said Ruse. “The reason this is important to pro-lifers is that the under the Democrats the U.S. became a font of radical social policy around the world and at the UN. The expectation is that Pompeo understands this and will put a stop to it.”
Here are some of the many instances of Pompeo supporting the unborn during his tenure in the House of Representatives outlined by Ruse:
As a Congressman, Pompeo said he believed life begins at conception and ends at natural death. He co-sponsored the Sanctity of Human Life Act which said, “each human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time every human has all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood …”
Pompeo co-sponsored the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act that called for the prohibition of federal funding to any group that performs abortions.
Pompeo co-sponsored a bill that would have included the unborn child in 14th amendment protections.
He voted to prohibit abortion information at school health centers. He voted to prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood and voted to defund the UN Population Fund.
Pompeo has also been quoted as saying he holds “a deep reverence for the sanctity of life, the solidarity of family, and the solemnity of marriage.”
“I will continue the fight to uphold these fundamental ideals each and every day,” Pompeo previously said. “I am, and always will be pro-life and will defend life from conception to natural death. I will continue to oppose any taxpayer funding for abortion.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said the selection of Pompeo proves that President Trump intends to be the agent of change he promised.
“President Trump has been an agent of change in Washington,” said Perkins. “It is hard to identify another federal agency that is in more need of change than the State Department, which has historically and consistently been at cross purposes with American values and principles. Mike Pompeo is a proven leader, and I am very confident that he will be the desperately needed agent of change at State.”