Donald Trump, the man who years before arriving at the White House declared himself “pro-election” (in favor of the right to abortion), to those who investigate two women for illegal payments to silence alleged extramarital affairs, one of them a pornographic exam, and the one who once boasted of his power with the phrase: “When you are a star, they let you do anything to them. Grab them by the pussy. Whatever “, this Friday has become the first American president to participate in the” March for Life “of anti-abortionists. The president’s maneuver seeks to consolidate the support of evangelicals for the November elections. “All of us who are here today understand an eternal truth: every child is a precious and sacred gift from God,” he said in the National Mall in Washington to thousands of families, students, nuns and priests, virtually all white.
The protesters made it clear that the event convened annually in protest at the decision of the Supreme Court known as Roe vs. Wade (1973), which decriminalized abortion, was also an act in favor of Trump: “Vote in favor of life first,” “Let’s make unborn babies grow old again” and “Trump-Pence for life,” It was read in the slogans. The president has not wasted the opportunity to inspire his bases. “Democrats have embraced radical positions regarding abortion for decades,” he said. To argue, he mentioned the New York legislation, falsely stating that it allows “to tear the baby from the womb just before birth,” to the stupor of some of the mothers who have let out an “Oh my God!” What the regulations allow is the possibility of having an abortion until week 24 of gestation or later if the fetus is unfeasible or the mother’s life is in danger. More than 90% of abortions are performed in the first trimester.
“From the first day in the White House I have taken measures to protect the unborn,” Trump said among the cheers of the protesters. Four days after taking office, he signed a decree that prohibits NGOs and health providers from using US government funds abroad for advice in favor of abortion. It also overturned a law that forced employers to cover their employees’ contraceptive methods and has blocked part of the funds to Title X, a federally funded family planning program for low-income women. At the end of last year he created a religious freedom office to handle the cases of health care providers, such as abortion, for which he hired Paula White, a famous evangelical telepredicator.
“We have also incorporated two conservative judges in the Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh,” he recalled. When he mentioned Kavanaugh, protesters have applauded and shouted cheers for celebration. The appointment of the magistrate was enormously controversial after a university professor accused him of trying to rape her three decades ago. The two magistrates culminated the right turn of the highest court, which has the final say on issues such as abortion. In recent years, a series of conservative states have enacted restrictive abortion laws – until practically banning it – waiting for their initiatives, blocked in smaller courts, to be resolved in the highest US judicial instance.
The Supreme Court will rule on the first case related to abortion next June. The nine magistrates will review the regulations approved in 2014 in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to do so in clinics located less than 48 kilometers from a general hospital, in which the doctor must have express authorization and license to be able to Use operating rooms. The measure can seriously hinder the access of women who want to terminate their pregnancy, since the State has an area of 134,000 square kilometers. “We are going to fight for those who have no voice and we will win, because you, like us, know how to win,” said the president.