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Trump Makes U.N. Back Down on Pro-Abortion Resolution

CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.