Republicans in Congress drop the ball on the pro-life agenda

Abortion is a clear-cut issue for conservatives and the GOP Congressional caucus is nearly universally opposed to abortion rights. There are no GOP members in the House of Representatives who support abortion rights and Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are the only pro-choice Senate Republicans.

While President Trump had previously been a supporter of abortion rights, he backed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has vocally endorsed de-funding Planned Parenthood, even going so far as to suggest shutting down the government over federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

And yet, after two years of total GOP control, the Republican Party has yet to accomplish their pro-life agenda. Planned Parenthood has experienced some setbacks but has yet to lose federal funding.

Dedicated supporters of the pro-life cause are frustrated and turning their attention to state legislatures, many of which are still controlled by Republicans, as well as the courts.

Politico quotes Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America, who said:

“They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed. It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.”

With abortion rights foe Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade’s days may be numbered, but we certainly don’t have Republicans in Congress or the White House to thank.