• Trump Justice Department: Nobody Should Be Forced to Perform Abortions

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    Surge Summary: The Trump Administration has made many significant strides on the Pro-Life front. It is currently pressuring California to respect people’s conscience rights on this issue; and is suing the University of Vermont Medical Center for forcing staff members to assist with abortions.

    by Gary Bauer

    I was invited to a White House event yesterday along with other pro-life leaders to celebrate the pro-life accomplishments of the Trump Administration.  Vice President Mike Pence presented quite an impressive list of achievements.  Here are the highlights:

    • President Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, ending government funding for abortions performed in other countries.
    • President Trump became the first president to address the annual March for Life in person.
    • He signed legislation allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.
    • President Trump ended fetal tissue research at the National Institutes of Health.
    • He appointed more than 220 federal judges, including three Supreme Court justices.

    And there’s more.

    Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced that the Trump Administration was withholding $200 million in federal funding from California because of a state mandate that requires health insurers to cover elective abortions.

    “We have informed California that this policy clearly violates federal conscience laws, but the state refuses to fix the issue and comply,” Azar said. “Accordingly, we plan to withhold $200 million in federal Medicaid funds from the state. . .  We will seek to withhold an additional $200 million every quarter until it complies.”

    The Justice Department also announced that it was suing the University of Vermont Medical Center for forcing staff members to assist with abortions.

    The Trump/Pence Administration is fighting every day to defend the sanctity of life, and so are we.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By James McNellis from Washington, DC, United States – I Am the Pro-Life Generation, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55816488

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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