The fact that you are raped, does not give you the right to murder someone. In spite of his long list of personal moral failures, Trump seems to get this basic moral principle. Many in the “pro-life” movement – who make exceptions for rape and incest – need to have this kind of moral clarity.
The United Nations has been debating a resolution against rape in war zones (do we need a resolution for this?) that also included language that was pro-abortion, claiming that raped women needed access to fetal hitmen. However, sources are now reporting that Trump threatened to veto the resolution if it contained pro-abortion language.
A Trump State Department document says, “[The United States is] strongly committed to preventing conflict-related sexual violence and holding responsible persons accountable” and “more needs to be done to deter the recurrence of such crimes and assist survivors,” but “[we] cannot accept unamended explicit, or implicit, references to ‘sexual and reproductive health’ because…”we do not support or promote abortion.”
Some Europeans are outraged.
One European diplomat told The Guardian, “If we let the Americans do this and take out this language, it will be watered down for a long time. It is, at its heart, an attack on the progressive normative framework established over the past 25 years.”
And all God’s people said…good.
Trump’s threat to veto the legislation is indeed what got references to abortion removed from the bill.
France’s diplomat called the changes, “intolerable and incomprehensible.”
Christians in America should be extremely thankful for Donald J. Trump.
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