After Donald Trump's suggestion that women who have abortions face some sort of punishment, many prominent pro-life organizations were horrified and quickly condemned his comments. The various organizations were in general agreement that Trump's comments did not accurately represent the goals of the pro-life movement and did far more harm than good.
National Right to Life:
March for Life:
No pro-lifer would ever want to punish a woman who has chosen abortion. This is against the very nature of what we are about. #prolife— March for Life (@March_for_Life) March 30, 2016
Students for Life:
Our statement on Trump and abortion: “No one in the pro-life movement wants to punish women who have abortions. (1/3)— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) March 30, 2016
(2/3)Women facing crisis pregnancies deserve compassion, love, understanding and tangible support. Not only does abortion end a human life,— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) March 30, 2016
(3/3)it’s the very opposite of empowerment, love, and compassion for women.— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) March 30, 2016
last line: "To suggest that women be punished for their decision is an inept and reckless statement and should be rescinded.”— Students for Life (@Students4LifeHQ) March 30, 2016
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life:
Susan B. Anthony List:
Concerned Women for America:
And here is the Concerned Women For America's statement on Trump's abortion comments. Trump is "out of touch." pic.twitter.com/YmENmEcNyR— Kaitlyn Schallhorn (@K_Schallhorn) March 30, 2016
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