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What Trump could do to make America great again

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump cheer at his primary night party at the Sheraton on January 23, 2024, in Nashua, New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in their state's primary election today. With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropping out of the race Sunday, former President Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are battling it out in this first-in-the-nation primary.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump cheer at his primary night party at the Sheraton on January 23, 2024, in Nashua, New Hampshire. New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in their state's primary election today. With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropping out of the race Sunday, former President Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are battling it out in this first-in-the-nation primary. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Every single year across our nation, hundreds of thousands of little babies are legally murdered after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Abortion is a legally acceptable pay-to-murder industry. Today, sadly, it is still very possible to murder babies in the United States of America.

In recent days, Donald Trump has been signaling that he will seek to accommodate certain groups by assuring that abortion will be accessible under certain circumstances. Abortion is one of the hottest topics of this political season, and as November approaches, each party and political candidate will attempt to speak to the issue of abortion in order to satisfy their base and pick up votes along the way.

The Republican Party understands that the abortion issue is a hot topic and the Democrats are working overtime to position themselves as the abortion party in order to capture as many sympathizers on the topic. This makes the abortion issue a major voting bloc concern for both parties.

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Joe Biden’s political statement on abortion

If you visit the website for President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, you will find the following language regarding abortion, or as he refers to it — reproductive health care:

Donald Trump brags about overturning Roe v. Wade and has even said that women should face “punishment” for obtaining reproductive health care. If he returns to the White House, he is planning to ban abortion nationwide, with or without the help of Congress. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris believe women should make their own health care decisions and are fighting for federal legislation to protect reproductive health care access in every state. 

As president, Donald Trump overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing MAGA Republicans in states across the country to ban reproductive health care. Because of Donald Trump, more than 1 in 3 women of reproductive age now live under an abortion ban in effect, many of which have no exceptions for rape or incest. Across the nation, MAGA Republicans are inserting themselves into the most personal decisions a family can make, from trying to restrict access to contraception to blocking IVF fertility treatments and preventing loving couples from growing their families. And Trump and MAGA Republicans want to go even further in 2024 and ban abortion nationwide — ripping away reproductive freedom in all 50 states. 

This language is a political scare tactic in order to instill fear into the hearts of those who may be looking to vote for the former President in this year’s presidential race on the basis of the economy or on the basis of President Biden’s extremely poor performance and ongoing mental health concerns. It’s also a way of attracting new votes from those who may support Trump in other areas, but disagree with a total ban on abortion.

What is crystal clear is that the abortion topic is front and center for the 2024 presidential race.

Trump’s abortion plan

Donald Trump has evolved and shifted many times on the issue of abortion. Through the years, he has changed his position openly and publicly — from pro-choice to pro-life.  In 1999, Trump stated in an interview with “Meet the Press” that he was “very much pro-choice.” He said, “I hate the concept of abortion.” He went on to say, “But still, I just believe in choice.”

In a 2015 debate, when asked about his position on abortion, he claimed that his position had changed. To use his words, he said he had evolved on the issue and now embraced a pro-life position. This was used against him as his opponents contrasted his 1999 pro-choice position.

On March 30, 2016, in a MSNBC exclusive interview, Chris Matthews asked Donald Trump to be clear on his position on abortion. Matthews asked if Trump would support punishment for abortions once abortion was overturned specifically for mothers who abort their children. Trump affirmed that he would support some form of punishment for mothers. Due to the backlash, he would alter his position again with a published statement that called mothers who abort their children, victims:

If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman … The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.

Once Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States of America, he signed a memorandum blocking the United States from funding organizations that provide abortion services. He went on to sign a bill to withhold federal money from organizations that provide abortions. President Trump became the first sitting president to attend the March for Life rally and he nominated three candidates to the Supreme Court which led to a reversal of Roe v. Wade in the landslide 6-3 decision handed down on June 24, 2022 in the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health case.

At that point, former President Donald Trump wasted no time taking credit for the decision by stating it was “the biggest WIN for LIFE in a generation.” He went on to say the outcome was “only made possible because I delivered everything as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong Constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court.”

Now, as he is the front runner for the office of President of the United States as the candidate for the Republican Party in 2024, he is once again being pressed to be clear on the hot issue of abortion. Some are asking for him to call for a federal ban. He signaled that he would consider a national ban at about 15 weeks. However, in recent days, he made the following statement on April 7, 2024, on his platform on Truth Social:

I will be putting out my statement on Abortion and Abortion Rights tomorrow morning. Republicans, and all others, must follow their hearts and minds, but remember that, like Ronald Reagan before me, I, and most other Republicans, believe in EXCEPTIONS for Rape, Incest, and Life of the Mother. Great love and compassion must be shown when even thinking about the subject of LIFE, but at the same time we must use common sense in realizing that we have an obligation to the salvation of our Nation, which is currently in serious DECLINE, TO WIN ELECTIONS, without which we will have nothing other than failure, death, and destruction. We will not let that happen. We will, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

In a video announcement on April 8, 2024, Trump stated that his position would be to leave the issue of abortion up to each individual state. In other words, he is signaling loud and clear to those who are fearful of a federal ban that he will not support such a ban but will instead leave the issue to each individual state to decide locally. He led in the video announcement with his vow to support IVF treatment options in all 50 states which has become a controversial matter among conservatives who are concerned with the process that results in the death of multitudes of babies every single year.

What Trump should do to make America great again

One of the things that attracted many voters, especially conservative voters, to Donald Trump as a presidential candidate in the beginning was his willingness to go nose-to-nose with the political establishment without concern for political correctness. As he runs for the highest office in the land in 2024, it appears that his campaign is much more concerned with political correctness — especially on the issue of the politically charged topic of abortion.

If Donald Trump truly wants to make America great again, he should do the following:

  1. Make abortion illegal again.
  2. Make life great again.
  3. Make murder vile again.
  4. Make equal protection for all people accessible again.
  5. Make equal justice for all under the law the standard again.

Abortion is nothing short of legal child sacrifice. We have the Bible that teaches us the truth about the sanctity of life (Gen 1:26–28, Ex 20:13, Ps 139) and the technology that places vivid imagery of little preborn babies before our eyes on a daily basis. To support abortion is to support murder and to deny equal protection and justice for all human beings. As the leader of the entire world, America can take the lead on the issue of life and put a full stop on the legal murder industry that’s being propped up by political activists, lobbyists, and the Pro-Life industry.

We need less weathervane politicians. They’re a dime a dozen. We need firm men who stand upon truth and refuse to capitulate. If Donald Trump would commit to ending abortion across our nation, he could take a giant step forward in making America great again.

Originally published at G3 Ministries. 

Josh Buice serves as the pastor of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church, a 180-year-old church where G3 Conferences began. Josh is the husband to Kari and father of four children: Karis, John Mark, Kalli, and Judson. He studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his MDiv and DMin in expository preaching. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching for Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, Arkansas. Josh has a passion for biblical preaching, missions, church planting, and the local church. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, hunting, and spending time with his family.

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