While a scurillous dispute is being waged over how many spectators have attended US President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony (more or less than at President Obama’s inauguration 2009?), and while a “Women’s March” organized by feminists and pro-aborts, despite being massively supported by the mass media and show-stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Cher, drew far less participants than are expected to participate in the upcoming March for Life, the new President has apparently wasted no time in making true one of the key promises of his electoral campaign: he signed an executive order today reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” banning government funding of foreign pro-abortion groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
This decision will have the effect of saving millions of lives even if it were to remain in place only during the four years of Donald Trump’s term as a President. But he might be re-eleced – and even if not, one of the lessons to be learned from last year’s election is that convinced pro-lifers have a decisive vote, and what made them come round and vote for Trump rather than Hillary Clinton was that he made clear promises to support the pro-life cause whereas Hillary is anti-life. This should give some food for thoughts to Democrats who want to return to power in four years: promotion of baby-killing and sodomy makes a party look nasty and will cost decisive votes.
There is also a lesson to be learned for the European Commission: the policy now re-instated by Trump is identical to what was proposed by the European Citizens’ Initiative “ONE OF US”, which was so far the most successful of all such initiatives, but which the Commission chose to arrogantly ignore. This arrogance has not only undermined democracy in the EU, but also the Commission’s own respectability.