President Trump is only a week into his presidency, and my goodness has it felt like Christmas every day.
After the third debate, I wrote how we had a duty to vote for Trump to prevent abortions. I suspect that for many I was already preaching to the choir. Those that read that article were going to vote for President Trump anyways. I know some continued to scoff at me because they knew “he would never be a pro-life president.”
So far, President Trump has done quite a bit to squash abortions:
- He’s signed an order to stop funding of Planned Parenthood International.
- He’s signed an Executive Order to begin weakening Obamacare, along with Congress who are voting to repeal it.
- He called out the media during his interview with ABC’s David Muir about their failure to cover the March for Life where millions of people march to protect the unborn.
- Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking at the March for Life, something that no other Vice President has done (that I’m aware of).
And this is just wrapping up week one!
President Trump announced on Twitter that he’d be making his Supreme Court nomination pick next Thursday, so that’ll be exciting.
Additionally, President Trump has signed an Executive Order to build the wall. Many Bishops and priests are upset with this news, claiming that walls “do not represent the Gospel,” are “not pro-life,” and even “non-Christian.” Ironically, all of these Bishops and priests reside in houses with walls, doors, and locks. Jesus never said anything in the Gospel about not building walls (if you want to show me where He says that chapter and verse, I’m all ears) but references many times the need for walls and doors. An example would be when the five virgins who did not have enough oil in their lamps were not allowed into the party when they returned c.f. Matthew 25:1-13
We have a President who will promote the authentic pro-life (read anti-abortion) position. But while President Trump continues to defend the unborn, many liberal Catholics, and unfortunately some conservative Catholics within the Church will continue to stick their nose in the air and pretend that the “official” pro-life position encompasses everything that it doesn’t all the while ignoring the death of babies.