WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is moving forward with a robust first week and he started by advancing pro-life policy.
On his first official work day, Trump re-instated the so called “Mexico City Policy.”
It forbids non-government groups in other countries that receive money from Washington from performing or promoting abortions.
“What message is he (Trump) sending here?” CBN White House Correspondent Jennifer asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “Does he see the reduction, elimination of abortions as an American value? And here at home, will the President put his signature on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood?”
“The president, it’s no secret, has made it very clear that he is a pro-life president,” replied Spicer. ” He wants to stand up for the rights of the unborn and I think the re-instatement of this policy is not just something that echoes that value but respects taxpayer funding as well.”
He also added that it “ensures that we’re standing up not just for life, for life of the unborn, but for also taxpayer funds that are being spent overseas to perform an action that is contrary to this president and I think continue to further illustrate not just to folks here in this country, but around the world what a value we place on life.”
It’s a first nod to evangelicals who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy.
A New Day
Spicer’s first official press briefing signaled a new day in Washington. Bypassing the mainstream media, he called first on the New York Postand then on CBN News.
Trump’s move to reduce abortions comes as the group Live Actionreleased a video that debunks Planned Parenthood’s claim that it provides prenatal services for pregnant women.
“We don’t offer prenatal care at Planned Parenthood. We specialize in abortions, you know,” says one Planned Parenthood employee on video. “That’s what our ultrasounds are for — to see how far along the patient is.” Live Action got similar responses from most of the Planned Parenthood facilities they called.
Meanwhile, Trump will meet with automakers to discuss American manufacturing, one of the sectors of the economy he’s working to re-invigorate.
“That’s what he’s fighting for, is that man or woman out there that’s doing everything they can right but can’t catch a break,” Spicer said.