At a gathering of 250 statewide pro-life leaders yesterday, Right to Life of Michigan President, Barb Listing, told those gathered that Michigan should be proud of Joan Larsen, a Michigan Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, whose name is on the list of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, based on constitutional principles, with input from conservatives and Republican Party leadership.
Justice Larsen was a professor at the University of Michigan School of Law from 1998 until her appointment to the bench. In 2002, she temporarily left academia to work as an Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. Justice Larsen received her law degree from Northwestern and clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia.
Trump taps abortion foe, Dannenfelser, to chair anti-abortion coalition
Trump is courting the pro-life voter and has chosen Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, to chair his national pro-life coalition. Dannenfelser said in a press conference last week that she will mobilize statewide and national pro-life leaders in battleground states.
“Not only has Mr. Trump doubled down on his three existing commitments to the pro-life movement, he has gone a step further in pledging to protect the Hyde Amendment and the conscience rights of millions of pro-life taxpayers. For a candidate to make additional commitments during a general election is almost unheard of,” said Dannenfelser.
The Hyde Amendment withholds certain federal funds from being used for abortion. There are exceptions to protect the life of the woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. It is not a permanent law but has been extended annually in spending bills since it was first passed by Congress in 1976.
Trump’s anti-abortion platform which he announced last Friday:
“Hillary Clinton’s unwavering commitment to advancing taxpayer-funded abortion on-demand stands in stark contrast to the commitments I’ve made to advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers when elected president. I am committed to:
· Nominating pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.
· Signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide.
· Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.
· Making the Hyde Amendment permanent law to protect taxpayers from having to pay for abortions.”
For election resources, go to the Right to Life of Michigan Presidential Records and Comparison.
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