By Marielena Montesino de Stuart
I have publicly documented my concern over Donald Trump’s weakness on the issues of abortion and Cuba. This does not mean there aren’t other areas of concern. No candidate is perfect. However, my concern over Trump’s position on abortion and Cuba does not mean that I’m supporting any other candidate. Not at all. In my opinion, Ted Cruz and John Kasich are unacceptable. So were Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Bush and Rubio did themselves and America a favor by dropping out of the race.
I have also stated that if Mr. Trump surrounds himself with virtuous people, he will continue to move towards the side of the angels on the issue of abortion.
Which “side of the angels is that,” you ask?
The only side that is authentically pro-life: no exceptions.
In other words, picking and choosing who gets to live and who gets to die, as in “rape, incest and the life of the mother” is NOT a pro-life position, it is a political position– nor is it morally or medically justifiable. Noteworthy to the reader is the fact that the “life of the mother” exception has been medically debunked– particularly with today’s medical advancements. Please read the following essays on this life or death matter:
Now, I understand very well that Mr. Trump has “evolved” into the “pro-life-with-exceptions stage.” That is the stage that most candidates or politicians land on when they announce that they are pro-life– because that is where the Republican establishment and the political operatives who have hijacked the pro-life movement want to keep everybody– for the purpose of political expediency.
It is at this very stage where selfless, not-for-profit authentically pro-life experts are urgently needed, in order to assist Mr. Trump in the development of public policies that protect, without prejudice, the life of innocent, helpless unborn children.
With the above scenario in mind, we need to pay attention to the statements made by Mr. Trump today. During an interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC Mr. Trump stated that, should a ban on abortion be enacted, some form of punishment should apply to the mother. Mr. Trump’s answer was consistent with laws that punish mothers who kill or participate in the killing of their children– and abortion involves the killing and dismemberment of an innocent and helpless child.
The following is an audio clip containing Mr. Trump’s statement to Chris Matthews. Notice how Matthews is challenged by Trump regarding the Catholic Church’s position on abortion– given that Matthews claims to be a Catholic:
When women kill or participate in the killing of their children, they are generally subject to three types of adjudications, depending on the circumstances:
1) Assignment to a high or low security mental health facility
3) Death sentence
Please read these case studies: Women who kill their children
A few hours after MSNBC released the interview segment, in advance of tonight’s airing, the Trump campaign issued the following press release [bold added for emphasis]:
– MARCH 30, 2016 –
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT REGARDING ABORTION
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. My position has not changed – like Ronald Reagan, I am pro-life with exceptions.
While Mr. Trump correctly answered Chris Matthews’s original question, consistent with legal precedent– it appears that the farcical
pro-life political movement of “exceptions” to abortion moved in quickly to denounce the punishment of the mother.
These are the moments that have the potential of changing the course of history, on the side of justice. After all, the defense of human life, an urgent question of life or death, cannot be nuanced. I believe that Mr. Trump may have missed this critical opportunity when he walked back his statement, under political pressure.
Someone has to say the truth…
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