Donald Finally Shows His Colors on Abortion and Transgender

Donald Finally Shows His Colors on Abortion and Transgender

Welcome to the Democratic party, Donald. We always knew you were a faker.

1. News reports reveal that the Trumpster said he would change the Republican Platform on Abortion to allow abortion when it’s for the life and health of the mother or when conception is the result of rape or incest:

Donald Trump would liberalize the Republican Party platform on abortion

NEW YORK CITY, April 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Donald Trump said he would like to change the Republican Party’s platform on abortion to make it less pro-life.

During a nationally televised town hall on the “Today” show this morning, Savannah Guthrie asked him, “The Republican platform every four years has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed, and it makes no exceptions for rape, for incest, for the life of the mother. Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the exceptions that you have?”

“Yes, I would,” he replied without hesitation. “Yes, I would, absolutely, for the three exceptions. I would.”

Guthrie asked him if he would broaden the instances in which he favored abortion to include “an exception for the health of the mother.”

“I would leave it for the life of the mother,” Trump said, “but I would absolutely have the three exceptions.”

Pro-life advocates say the “health of the mother” exception has been broadened to such an extent that an abortion can be justified on any grounds, from permanent physical disability to the belief that carrying the child to term might cause the mother emotional struggles.

Every four years, the media focus scrutiny on the Republican Party’s strongly pro-life platform, which endorses a Right to Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum, which has fought back previous efforts to remove the GOP’s pro-life plank, has said, “The pro-life plank in the Republican Platform is essential both to the pro-life movement and to Republican victories. The Republican Party cannot win without the support of its pro-life constituency.”

Trump has long described himself as pro-life with the three “caveats” of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother – the same position as Governor John Kasich and every Republican presidential nominee since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

Senator Ted Cruz, Trump’s closest rival, makes no exception on the basis of rape or incest. After Trump’s landslide victory in the New York primary on Tuesday, Cruz has been mathematically eliminated from reaching the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the presidential nomination on the first ballot at the convention this summer. His only chance left is to prevent Trump from clinching the nomination, and then defeat him in later ballots at a contested convention.

Transcript:

Savannah Guthrie: The Republican platform every four years has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed, and it makes no exceptions for rape, for incest, for the life of the mother. Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the exceptions that you have?

Donald Trump: Yes, I would. Yes, I would, absolutely, for the three exceptions. I would.

Guthrie: Would you have an exception for the health of the mother?

Trump: I would leave it for the life of the mother, but I would absolutely have the three exceptions.

2. Ted Cruz on Twitter on Trump and transgender:

Common sense: grown men shouldn’t be in bathrooms w/ little girls. @realDonaldTrump told us he could be PC, but wow: [From Politico:] “Trump: Transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want.”

Donald Trump says North Carolina shouldn’t have passed transgender bathroom privacy bill

NEW YORK CITY, April 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – North Carolina should not have passed a law to prevent biological males from using the restrooms, showers, and changing facilities of the opposite sex, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said this morning.

Efforts to create new restrooms specifically for transgender people “would be discriminatory,” he said.

When asked about North Carolina’s H.B. 2, enacted by Republican moderate Gov. Pat McCrory, which restricts all such facilities to members of the same biological sex, Trump grimaced.

“Oh, I had a feeling that question was going to come up,” he said.

The state should have decided to “leave it the way it is,” he said.

“People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate,” Trump continued. “There have been very few complaints the way it is.”

Speaking during a nationally televised town hall meeting on NBC’s “Today” show, Mr. Trump cited the economic backlash against North Carolina – more than 160 businesses, including some of the most powerful corporations in the nation – as part of the reason the new law should have been scuttled.

“North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price,” he said, “with all of the businesses that’s leaving and with all of the strife – and that’s on both sides.”

That response is a stark contrast to his closest rival, Senator Ted Cruz, who called the law “reasonable” during an MSNBC town hall in Buffalo last week. “As the father of daughters, I’m not terribly excited about men being able to go alone into a bathroom with my daughters,” he said.

The business mogul’s answer puts him more in line with Ohio Governor John Kasich, who said he “probably” wouldn’t have signed H.B. 2, telling both sides of the controversy to “chill out” and “get over it.”

This morning, Mr. Trump raised the issue of having businesses create new restrooms specifically designated as unisex or for transgender use, before deciding against it on fiscal grounds.

“First of all, I think that would be discriminatory, in a certain way,” he said. Also, “it would be unbelievably expensive for businesses and the country,” as every public accommodation in the nation added a new restroom facility.

Host Matt Lauer asked Trump if Bruce Jenner, who legally changed his name to Caitlyn, would be welcome to use “any bathroom she chooses” if he visits Trump Tower.

“That is correct,” Trump replied.

He did not specifically indicate that he supported laws requiring businesses to allow biological males to use the intimate facilities of the opposite sex, and did not comment on the rest of the viewer’s question about what concrete measures he would take to advance LGBT political goals.

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5 comments on “Donald Finally Shows His Colors on Abortion and Transgender

  1. People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate

    Really? That’s how it works? You slimy rotting piece of %$#&^@.

    Donald … or Hillary
    Donald … or Hillary
    Donald … or Hillary
    Donald … or Hillary

    I feel ill. The pope’s a liar. Obama’s a liar. Hillary’s a liar. Donald’s a filthy creep. And I’m going to vote for him? I’m doubting it more each day.

  2. Pro-Life Leader to Donald Trump: Babies Conceived in Rape No ‘Less Worthy’ of Protection
    www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/21/donald-trump-babies-conceived-rape-worthy-protection/
    [Excellent quotes debunking “life of the mother” reason for abortion]

    Pro-life leader Lila Rose says Donald Trump’s comments Thursday that he will change the GOP’s platform on abortion to include exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother imply that babies conceived in rape are “less worthy” of protection from abortion than others.

    After Donald Trump’s comments, the president and founder of pro-life organization Live Action said in a statement sent to Breitbart News:

    Rape and incest are horrific injustices, and those who commit these acts should always be punished to the full extent of the law. U.S. law forbids the use of the death penalty as a punishment for rapists, yet current law permits killing the innocent preborn children conceived in rape. Abortion should not be held up as a pathway to healing from rape or incest, as it doesn’t undo the crime; it just adds more violence to what the survivor has already endured.

    “If you are pro-life, you can’t say certain lives are less worthy or don’t deserve protection because of how they are conceived,” Rose explained. “To say children conceived in rape are somehow less human and shouldn’t be allowed to live is a grave injustice.”

    During a town hall on NBC’s Today show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Trump about abortion exceptions, as CNN reports.

    “The Republican platform every four years has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child should not be infringed,” Guthrie said. “And it makes no exceptions for rape, for incest, for the life of the mother. Would you want to change the Republican platform to include the [abortion] exceptions that you have?”

    “Yes, I would. Yes, I would. Absolutely,” Trump said. “For the three exceptions, I would.”

    The Republican platform abortion policy currently reads: “We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.”

    “Survivors of rape and incest and their children must be shown compassion and be supported by their communities,” Rose said. “While some mothers choose to keep their children, adoption is the option for those who don’t.”

    The exception of the life of the mother is often used by abortion advocates to attempt to cast pro-life activists as unsympathetic toward women in crisis.

    When asked about abortion, Donald Trump often states that his view — which includes the “exceptions” — is the same as that of President Ronald Reagan.

    “You have the three exceptions,” he said last August. “I’m for the exceptions. The health of the mother and life of the mother. I absolutely am for the exceptions, and so was Ronald Reagan for the exceptions, by the way. There’s nothing wrong with that. You have to do it, in my opinion.”

    In his State of the Union address in January of 1988, however, President Ronald Reagan said the following, noting only one exception:

    I call America–a good nation, a moral people–to charitable but realistic consideration of the terrible cost of abortion on demand. To those who say this violates a woman’s right to control of her own body: Can they deny that now medical evidence confirms the unborn child is a living human being entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Let us unite as a nation and protect the unborn with legislation that would stop all Federal funding for abortion and with a human life amendment making, of course, an exception where the unborn child threatens the life of the mother. Our Judeo-Christian tradition recognizes the right of taking a life in self-defense. But with that one exception, let us look to those others in our land who cry out for children to adopt. I pledge to you tonight I will work to remove barriers to adoption and extend full sharing in family life to millions of Americans so that children who need homes can be welcomed to families who want them and love them.

    As National Right to Life observes, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop noted the extreme rarity of the situation in which the life of the mother is endangered by pregnancy:

    Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life. . . . If, toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, he will take the child by inducing labor or performing a Caesarean section. His intention is still to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby will be premature and perhaps immature depending on the length of gestation. Because it has suddenly been taken out of the protective womb, it may encounter threats to its survival. The baby is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger (as told to Dick Bohrer, in Moody Monthly, May, 1980).

    Similarly, Alan Guttmacher, M.D. — known as the “father of Planned Parenthood” — observed in 1967 in The Case for Legalized Abortion Now, “Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life.”

    “The number of medical cases in which abortion is an indicated and appropriate part of the treatment is practically nil,” said Jasper Williams, M.D., past president of the National Medical Association, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution Hearings on Constitutional Amendments Relating to Abortion, October 19, 1981. “Since 1953, I have never seen a patient die who died because she needed an abortion and it could not be performed.”

    “Over 1000 medical professionals from around the world have publicly declared that abortion is never medically necessary to save a mother’s life,” Rose said. “While life-saving medical treatment may result in the death of the child in a mother’s womb, there is a fundamental difference between providing that legitimate treatment and elective abortion.”

    Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, tells Breitbart News that Trump’s comments show his lack of awareness of the issues surrounding the right to life and of the political process of deciding the GOP platform.

    “By saying he will put exceptions into the GOP platform, Donald Trump is showing, once again, how little he knows about the GOP platform process, which is decided upon by elected delegates of our party, not a candidate, as well as the pro-life movement,” she said. “Does he want to put an exception into the platform saying it’s okay to murder a two-year-old child whose father is a rapist too?”

    “Or is he only okay with it as long as the child hasn’t been born yet?” Hawkins adds. “I think Mr. Trump needs a little more education. Students for Life would like to invite him to one of our trainings on campus. We hope his campaign reaches out soon as we will schedule a special training for him to attend immediately.”

  3. Trump has ‘zero chance’ of changing GOP platform on abortion: pro-life leaders

    Ben Johnson

    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 ( LifeSiteNews.com/news/trump-has-zero-chance-of-changing-gop-platform-on-abortion-conservative-and ) – This morning, Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” change the Republican Party’s platform to allow abortion for the “three exceptions” of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. This afternoon, national pro-life and conservative leaders told LifeSiteNews: No, he won’t.

    “First of all, he has zero chance of accomplishing that. The Republican Party is not going to change,” longtime conservative leader Richard Viguerie told LifeSiteNews. “We are a pro-life party, and the Republican Party is not going to change that.”

    The notion that one man, even a presidential candidate, can unilaterally change the party platform is misguided, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America told LifeSiteNews. The party’s policies are “decided upon by elected delegates of our party…as well as the pro-life movement,” which has invested a great deal of effort to preserving the party’s pro-life plank over the years.

    Tom McClusky of March for Life Action, who has worked behind the scenes on the pro-life platform, said the GOP platform is important, because it “sets the standard that all candidates need to work from, and the suggestion that the platform should weaken its position on the pro-life issue would set back years of hard work in the pro-life movement.”

    Hawkins questioned the logic of Trump’s position. “Does he want to put an exception into the platform saying it’s OK to murder a two-year-old child whose father is a rapist, too? Or is he only OK with it as long as the child hasn’t been born yet?” she asked.

    The Republican Party platform currently calls for a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and does not specify that it must contain any exceptions.

    “Donald Trump has the audacity to suggest that the Republican grassroots has been wrong to believe in protecting innocent children like me who were conceived in rape,” Rebecca Kiessling of Save The 1 told LifeSiteNews. “My message to Donald Trump, and others like him is this: Punish rapists, not babies!”

    Viguerie, who has endorsed Senator Ted Cruz, sees the notion of liberalizing the Republican Party platform as “confirmation of those of us who opposed Trump.”

    “I can’t think of a major issue that he didn’t hold a different position five or 10 years ago – whether it’s on immigration, illegal immigration, the life issue, social and cultural issues, economic issues, taxes,” said Viguerie, the proprietor of ConservativeHQ.com. “If he were to be the nominee, it would split the Republican Party in a way that it would not recover, for this election if in the future, even.”

    He believes this is only the beginning of a general election pivot further to the Left.

    “He’s going to attempt to hijack the Republican position on these issues and move them toward the liberal Democrat position,” said Viguerie, who has decades of experience fighting for conservative causes within the GOP.

    His friends, conservative leaders Morton Blackwell and Phyllis Schlafly, have spent decades fighting attempts to repeal or water down the party’s pro-life plank, he said.

    “People who support Mr. Trump, like my friend Phyllis Schlafly, should be very, very worried. He’s going to betray them like he’s betrayed his wives, his friends, his investors over the years,” Viguerie told LifeSiteNews. “As Ronald Reagan said in a different context, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet.’”

    Others felt the billionaire needed a better understanding of his newfound pro-life views.

    “Mr. Trump obviously doesn’t really understand what it means to be pro-life when it comes to abortion. There is either a baby worth protecting from a brutal death, or there isn’t,” Darlene Pawlik told LifeSiteNews.

    Pawlik was conceived in rape and sexually trafficked in her early teens before faking an abortion to escape her captors. She said, “In case of rape or incest, the baby is not the aggressor. He or she is a second victim of a crime and deserves to be protected.”

    Mothers who conceive by rape “need help, hope, and healing – but they don’t need abortion to further traumatize them.”

    A study conducted by Sandra Kathleen Mahkorn, M.D. and William V. Dolan, M.D. found that 70 percent of women who are raped choose not to have an abortion. A second study, conducted in 2000 by the Elliot Institute, found that 78 percent of the minority of women who chose abortion regretted that decision.

    None of the women who gave birth regretted doing so, the study found.

    Hawkins said Mr. Trump’s comments on the “Today” show, as well as others on abortion in the recent past, prove that the Republican frontrunner needs to familiarize himself with the desires and goals of the pro-life movement.

    “Students for Life would like to invite him to one of our trainings on campus,” Hawkins said. “We hope his campaign reaches out soon as we will schedule a special training for him to attend immediately.”

  4. All this talk about platform is a ruse because it’s been a “platform in name only” since Reagan left. Here’s RNC Chairman Lee Atwater in 1989:

    “Our party is a big tent,” Atwater told reporters that day. “We can house many views on many issues. Abortion is no exception.”

    The RNC loves this Donald, just not Donald-of-the-wall.

  5. Trump’s Popularity Among Catholics Soars After Being Dissed by Pope Francis
    www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/22/trumps-popularity-among-catholics-soars-dissed-pope-francis/
    by papal sycophant Thomas D. Williams

    The Pope’s harsh words for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last February seem not to have hurt the candidate’s popularity among Catholics, which actually increased by more than 20% since the pontiff’s unfortunate remarks.

    According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, during the 50 days prior to the Pope’s suggestion on Feb. 18 that Trump is “not a Christian,” his popularity among Catholic Republicans averaged just 39.8 percent, whereas in the 50 days since that date his support has shot up to an average of 47.9 percent, an increase of 20.4 percent.

    [Here’s the whopper from Williams] Though Francis enjoys a healthy 90 percent favorability rating among his flock in America, Catholic teaching attributes no special authority to the Pope in political matters.

    ————————————————–

    90%?? That’s healthy? Nobody asked me. And “no special authority” — really TDW? What about capital punishment? And all his greenie, air-conditioner tripe is just for lining the bird cage?

    In other words, the pope has this “healthy” 90% favorability rating because he spews forth PC bovine droppings, which, by the way, enjoy “no special authority.”

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