Iowa & National Pro-life Leaders Urge Iowans to Support Anyone but Trump
January 26, 2016 – Pro-life women leaders from Iowa as well as the heads of national pro-life organizations are speaking out and urging Republican caucus-goers and voters to support anyone but Donald Trump. The following letter will be sent out to pro-life Iowans today.
As pro-life women leaders from Iowa and across the nation, we urge Republican caucus-goers and voters to support anyone but Donald Trump. On the issue of defending unborn children and protecting women from the violence of abortion, Mr. Trump cannot be trusted and there is, thankfully, an abundance of alternative candidates with proven records of pro-life leadership whom pro-life voters can support. We have come to this conclusion after having listened patiently to numerous debates and news reports, but most importantly to Donald Trump’s own words.
It’s not at all fashionable in this election cycle to contrast what Donald Trump has said or done in the past with what he says he will do as president but, thankfully, this principled group didn’t get that memo.
There are just too many contortions for a conservative to go through to get to a place where Trump makes sense, even conservatives in “Burn it down!” mode regarding the establishment GOP. Trump only makes sense for a conservative if you are a single-issue voter and that issue is illegal immigration. Even if I were single issue, I still don’t have any faith that Trump will do what he’s promising to do regarding the border.
Social conservatives have no problem skipping election day when they don’t find any of the choices palatable. The theory is that Trump can bring in enough people new to the process to counter that.
It remains, however, a theory.