White House senior adviser and daughter to the president, Ivanka Trump had been criticized in some sectors for not expressing her position on abortion. But during an interview in Oct. 29 she unabashedly assured that she is “unapologetic” in favor of life.
Ivanka Trump in an interview with Real Clear Politics, when asked about her position on abortion, admitted that it is a sensitive and very personal discussion, but that she is “pro-life,” and unapologetic. With her remarks, she reaffirmed the anti-choice mindset that the President Trump and his administration has been working with since the beginning of his term.
Ivanka Trump, who turned 39 on Friday, had previously been silent about her personal position on abortion, although she had never spoken out in favor of abortion or even hinted at it.
“I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion,” said President Trump’s daughter, “but I’m also a mother of three, and motherhood affected me in a profound way in terms of how I think about these things.”
While she had never publicly stated her position on the issue, it was to be expected as a White House adviser during the Trump administration that her ideology would be as recently expressed.
The Trump administration fulfilled the president’s campaign promise and acted during the four years of government by accompanying policies and generating speech and action in defense of life and against abortion.
In contrast, Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden defended abortion and big corporations that made abortion an industry.
The Democrats’ leftist tendency has made a symbol of their position in support of abortion, using as an argument the supposed defense of feminism and women’s rights.
The Democrats’ official website states, “We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the Democratic candidate for vice president, argues that the timing of an abortion should be left up to the woman and that no one has “the right to tell a woman what to do with that body … it’s her decision,” as reported by The Hill.
Her Democratic allies often express themselves in the same vein. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recently tweeted, “Abortion is health care. When we pass Medicare for All, we will be guaranteeing a woman’s right to control her own body by covering comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion.”
Abortion is health care.
When we pass Medicare for All, we will be guaranteeing a woman’s right to control her own body by covering comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 15, 2019
Carrying out a completely opposite policy, always in favor of the two lives, President Trump carried out many measures during the last 4 years. Among the many policies that stand out:
- Pro-life justices on the Supreme Court
- He signed a resolution repealing an Obama rule, which required states to provide funding for the family planning program to Planned Parenthood
- the president eliminated U.S. funding for UNFPA, a United Nations agency linked to support for population control programs, such as the Chinese Communist Party’s “one-child policy” of coercive abortion
- Prohibited any nongovernmental organization (NGO) receiving U.S. aid from performing and promoting abortion abroad
- Ended taxpayer-funded research using the bodies of aborted babies
The road in the fight for two lives is a long one, and President Trump pledged his continued support if elected to a second term.