Newly-sworn President Trump wasted no time showing the democrats exactly where they stand with his new administration. He came right out of the gate like an angry bull, looking to trample any clown that stood in his way.
In another round of political tug-of-war, President Trump has used his presidential pen to destroy a cause that Obama had felt strongly about.
The executive order, signed by Trump on his first day in office, blocks foreign aid or any other federal funding to international NGOs that provide or promote abortions.
So-called charities like the International Planned Parenthood Federation, will be cut off under Trump’s new rules. The group stands to lose $100 million in funding because it refuses to cut abortion-on-tap from its menu of services in global operations.
Republican presidents have traditionally enacted the law, dubbed the “Mexico City Policy”, with it being rescinded by their democrat counterparts.
Reagan introduced the law in 1984, but it was blocked when Bill Clinton took over in 1992. President George W. Bush Jr. reinstated the law when he entered the White House, but Obama once again nixed it when he was inaugurated in 2009.
And now, continuing in that long game of political ping-pong, Trump has put the provision back in place where it will stand for at least four years.
Trump’s E.O. comes just one day after the 44th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal.
The timing of the executive order gives ammo to critics who accuse Trump of waging a “war on women”. But one of the reasons that a public backlash put Trump into the White House is that people are tired of letting the Institutional Left frame the terms of every debate.
Democrats complained that the order is an effort to “silence the discussion of women’s reproductive choices.”
“Reinstating the global gag rule returns us to disgraceful era that dishonored the American values of free speech and inflicted untold suffering on millions of women around the world,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said the order reflected a “dangerous obsession” with reproductive rights and vowed to introduce legislation to “repeal the global gag rule for good.”
But Trump didn’t back down.
“I think the president, it’s no secret, has made it very clear that he’s a pro-life president,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his first briefing Monday afternoon.
“And I think the reinstatement of this policy is not just something that echoes that value, but respects tax payer funding as well, and ensures that we’re standing up not just for life of the unborn, but for also taxpayer funds that are being spent overseas to perform an action that is contrary to the values of this president.”
Republicans and anti-abortion groups quickly praised the order as an advancement of “pro-life” policies and signaled that more would come throughout the Trump administration.
“Life is a precious and sacred gift, and we must do all we can to protect it,” said Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), chairman of the House’s health subcommittee.
“I applaud President Trump for taking this important action and look forward to continuing to work together in advancing pro-life policies and protecting taxpayer dollars.”
During his campaign, Trump took a traditional conservative position on abortion. He promised to sign any legislation that would de-fund organizations providing abortion, and promised to appoint “pro-life” justices to the Supreme Court.
Vice President Pence is also a staunch anti-abortion advocate, as proven during his time as governor of Indiana.
Pence has already introduced several bills that ban federal abortion funding while in congress.
Advocates for federally-funded abortion programs are forgetting an important tenet of life in a pluralistic society. That is tolerance for religious preferences.
Instead of respecting the fact that most religious voters are strongly opposed to funding abortion with their tax dollars, feminist activists continue to demand unlimited privileges.
Some activists want people to accept that that any criticism of policy that effects women, is a de facto attack on women.
It’s an absurd ideological trick, used by craven demagogues. And yet it has worked with such success in the past that it keeps being replayed over and over.
Before Trump even took office, he was being called a sexist, and yet his presidency looks to be one of the most female-friendly yet. When pressed, these hysterical feminists cannot answer basic questions like “Which of Trump’s policies will be bad for women?”.
The issue of abortion funding has been a hot potato for a long time. After women’s rights activists won the right to legal abortions, they did not want to stop there. The long march continues, with the goals now being for 14-year-old girls to get taxpayer-funded abortions through their junior high school, without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
If you think that’s an exaggeration for journalistic effect, you haven’t been in a San Francisco public school board meeting lately.
What’s wrong with just having safe and legal abortion, and leaving it at that?
There is no point at which the liberal sociopaths will stop pushing their warped agenda, further and further with each new victory. Their fear and loathing of President Trump reflects their certainty that he means business when it comes to draining the swamp. They are in panic mode.
Democrats and progressives pretend that they are fully supportive of religious rights — but only when it comes to Muslims.
Curiously, when it comes to showing respect for Christian beliefs, the Left is openly hostile, going out of their way to destroy the articles of faith held dear by their perceived oppressors. They even demand public funding for their scatological blasphemy, and force us to call it “art”.
There is not a single Christian taboo that has not been shattered into a thousand pieces and mercilessly mocked in the mainstream entertainment media.
But when it comes to Islam, these same snickering hipsters show the utmost reverence for the medieval religion. They fall over themselves to normalize and accommodate every backward custom of our Islamic “friends” who have swarmed the West en mass after the collapse of their own societies.
If newly-arrived Muslims demand Halal food and Shariah-controlled neighborhoods, these two-faced leftist twits will move heaven and earth to meet their demands. The Muslims want prayer rooms in public schools? No problem. Hijabs and Burkas required for women? Well…okay.
The irony is that the Islamists who are flooding into Europe and North America under liberal migration schemes, are the very type of religious fundamentalists who would see gays executed, women shackled, and non-believers slaughtered.
If the Muslim extremists were allowed to gain traction, the everyday freedoms that liberals enjoy would quickly become a thing of the past!