With the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) holding its annual convention in South Carolina this weekend, the group and its various affiliates, including Florida Right to Life, offered an early endorsement to President Donald Trump as he runs for a second term.
“As our nation celebrates Independence Day, we are proud to endorse the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life,” said Carol Tobias, the president of the NRLC which has more than 3,000 local affiliates across the nation. “From his first day in office, President Trump and his administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”
The NRLC showcased Trump’s record on Friday as it endorsed the president’s reelection.
“One of the president’s first acts in office was to restore the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax funds from being given to organizations that perform abortions or lobby to change abortion laws of host countries. Later, the president expanded this policy to prevent $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the global abortion industry,” the NRLC noted. “The Trump administration also cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund because of that agency’s involvement with China’s forced abortion program.”
The NRLC also showcased Trump’s promise “to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state.”
Trump kicked off his bid for a second term with a rally in Orlando last month. His only major opponent in the Republican primary is former Gov. Bill Weld, R-Mass. More than 20 Democrats are running for their party’s presidential nomination.