October 24, 2016
By Charlie Butts & Steve Jordahl
With a little more than two weeks until the election, presidential candidates are making their final pitches to voters across the U.S. – and pro-lifers are still talking about the stark differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the abortion issue. Trump articulated his pro-life beliefs clearly; Clinton was just as clear on her support for abortion:
Clinton: "I strongly support Roe v. Wade. In this case, it's not only about Roe v. Wade. So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice. I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe v. Wade."
The day after the debate, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said his community is strongly pro-life and is likely to take those words into the voting booth with them.
"Christians, evangelicals, Catholics and Latinos who love Jesus above everything else – [for them] yesterday was the quintessential wakeup call and the true colors were exposed," Rodriguez told OneNewsNow.
According to the evangelical leader, much of the alleged Hispanic criticism of Trump centers around the wall he says he will build to stem illegal immigration. But Rodriguez says Mrs. Clinton "already built a wall."
"She constructed an impermeable wall that alienates her from the Latino electorate and from the Christian electorate with her unbridled support of abortion, including late-term abortions," he explains.
On the issue of immigration, Rodriguez says Trump also may have scored points with Latino voters. "[It was] a great debate for Mr. Trump because he wasn't as harsh as he was previously on the issue of immigration," he adds. "And he demonstrated threads of compassion."
The Pew Research Center projects that a record 27.3 million Latinos are eligible to cast ballots next month, representing 12 percent of all eligible voters. That number is predicted to grow to 40 million by 2030.
Hillary's plan: It's what PP has been waiting for
Among those closely monitoring the give-and-take on the abortion issue during the debate was Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League.
Trump has stated he wants to defund Planned Parenthood if it refuses to stop doing abortions. In contrast, Mrs. Clinton has made it clear she wants to give more money to the largest abortion-provider in America.
"Despite all of the scandals, despite the harvesting of baby body parts, despite the defrauding of the government through Medicaid," Scheidler wonders why the Democratic candidate remains solidly behind Planned Parenthood – not to mention undercover investigations that have revealed its workers agreeing to perform abortions on underage girls and help protect those who impregnated them.
Scheidler also points out that Clinton – contrary to the will of the majority of Americans – wants to do away with a law that prohibits use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
"She's now demanding that the Hyde Amendment be overturned so that abortion access can be – in her word – 'expanded,'" he states. "One million abortions a year is not enough for Hillary Clinton."
Repealing the Hyde Amendment would mean Planned Parenthood's bank account would expand with the flow of Medicaid dollars for that purpose – something the pro-life leader claims "they've been waiting for."
"They've built mega-centers all over the country waiting for the day when they could bill the government for the abortions that they're doing – over 300,000 abortions every single year," he laments.
Source: One News Now