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President Trump ‘Not Truly Pro-Life’

Daily Beast: Donald Trump’s War on the Unborn
Jay Michaelson, legal affairs columnist at the Daily Beast

“Evangelical voters put Donald Trump over the top to protect the unborn, but he has declared war on them instead. For a start, the World Health Organization estimates that between 2030-2050, climate change will cause approximately 250,000 deaths every year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress. … That number is the tip of the climate change iceberg, however. … [T]he greatest human dangers from climate change will result from mass migration, as hundreds of millions of people — most of them poor — flee coastal areas and newly desertified regions, choking cities and straining food supplies. … And then the unknown number of people, born and as yet unborn, who will get sick because of newly lax or eliminated water pollution rules, smog rules, power plant emissions regulations, fracking regulations, and pesticide regulations. … Then there are the numbers that are harder to quantify. We will never know how many people will get sick because government funding for scientific research has been slashed, for example. Nor can we know the effects of Trump’s withdrawal from the international world order and the decline in U.S. global leadership. … In their hearts, religious conservatives must know that Trump is not truly pro-life…” (7/15).

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