Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump: Abortion

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton. | (Photo: Reuters/Joe Raedle/Pool)

While Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prides herself on being one of the biggest supporters of abortion and the nation's largest abortion provider Planned Parenthood, her Republican counterpart Donald Trump has said that he will be no friend to the abortion industry if he wins the Oval Office.

For pro-lifers, former Sec. of State Clinton is disqualified from receiving their votes because of her strong stance in support of an abortion industry that has killed nearly 60 million unborn babies since 1973, and her belief that an unborn child has no rights.

Clinton is such a strong supporter of abortion that she became the first presidential candidate ever to receive an endorsement from Planned Parenthood during the primary elections.

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Although many Americans throughout the country have religious reasons why they oppose abortion, Clinton believes that there should be an effort to change those religious principles, saying in 2015 that "deep-seated cultural codes" and "religious beliefs" opposing abortion "have to be changed."

While it took a while for many evangelical and social conservative leaders to finally support the misogynistic, thrice-married casino owner and reality TV star after he earned the GOP nomination this past summer, many of them have taken confidence in Trump's claim that he is pro-life (even though he asserted in 1999 that he is "very" pro-choice) and his vow to only appoint judges and justices who are pro-life and not beholden to the pressure of the abortion lobby.

Supreme Court Nominations

Considering that the next president could be responsible for appointing anywhere from two to four Supreme Court justices and could have a major influence on the balance of the court for decades to come, there is no doubt that a President Clinton would appoint socially liberal justices who will interpret the Constitution to fit their own political agenda and continue to push the sexual revolution even further down the path that it is already on.

Although she has not released any specific names about who she would appoint to the Supreme Court, Clinton has stressed that she will only appoint justices who will uphold the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide.

"I want a Supreme Court who will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to chose," Clinton said during a town-hall style debate earlier this month.

As for Trump, he received guidance from conservative groups like the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation before he released a shortlist in May of 11 jurists who he would consider appointing to the Supreme Court if he becomes president.

That list was praised by prominent pro-lifers, including Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. Additionally, University of California, Berkeley law professor John Yoo praised Trump's list as a "Federalist Society all-star list of conservative jurisprudence."

Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, even went as far as to say that if Trump wins the election, Roe v. Wade would be overturned.

"We'll see Roe vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs," Pence said this summer.

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