By Eric Scheidler
That skepticism remained during the general election, even if the vast majority of pro-life voters cast their ballots for Trump. The urgency of defeating radical abortion advocate Hillary Clinton was clear. But would Trump really follow through on such promises as appointing a pro-life replacement for Antonin Scalia or defunding Planned Parenthood?
I was less skeptical than many about Trump’s conversion to the pro-life position. I noticed something interesting in the notorious 1999 Meet the Press interview in which Trump called himself “pro-choice in every respect.”
And now that we’re a few weeks into the President-elect’s transition, we’re seeing some encouraging signs that Trump will, indeed, be good for the pro-life cause. I would point to three things in particular that give me reason to believe our work defending the lives of unborn children will be more successful under President Trump.
First, I was extremely encouraged by Trump’s 60 Minutes interview. Though he moderated his position on some issues—like whether he would seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton—he stayed firm on his intention to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
In fact, Trump went farther than any previous Republican candidate or President-elect, stating outright that he wanted to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade.