The contrast in worldviews between the nation’s two major presidential nominees couldn’t be starker – one candidate vowed to protect the “sanctity and dignity of life” Friday while the other candidate demanded piles of cash so America’s largest abortion provider can continue killing an average of 887 unborn babies a day.
An enthusiastic crowd went wild with applause Friday when GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump vowed to protect the “sanctity and dignity of life” during his speech to the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C.
Trump called marriage and family “the building block(s) of happiness and success.”
In the middle of his speech, protesters from the far left Code Pink interrupted him. But the crowd drowned them out with boos and chants of “USA, USA, USA!”
Calling the protesters “professional agitators,” Trump responded, “Very rude, but what are you gonna do?”
Then Trump vowed to “appoint judges who will uphold our laws, protect our Constitution and protect the rights of all Americans.”
“That’s one of the most important reasons why we have to win the presidency,” he said. “If we don’t, it’s going to be a whole different country.”
Trump added, “And by the way, these judges [I will appoint] are all pro-life.”
He later warned the crowd that a President Hillary Clinton will “appoint radical judges who will legislate from the bench, overriding Congress. I’ll tell you, the will of the people will mean nothing.”
Trump said Clinton will “push for federal funding of abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth.”
Watch Trump’s June 10 speech to the Faith and Freedom Conference:
Meanwhile, Democratic Party presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton addressed Planned Parenthood Friday, urging Republicans to give the abortion provider more cash.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards introduced Clinton as “our friend.”
“She’s a fighter,” Richards said. “She’s our leader, and she’s going to be the next president of the United States.”
Clinton called the organization “family.”
“We need to defend Planned Parenthood against partisan attacks,” Clinton said. “If right-wing politicians actually cared as much about protecting women’s health as they say they do, they’d join me in calling for more federal funding for Planned Parenthood.”
Clinton also said she will “strengthen and improve the Affordable Care Act” and “repeal laws like the Hyde Amendment that make it nearly impossible, make it nearly impossible for low-income women, disproportionately women of color, to exercise their full reproductive rights.”
The Hyde Amendment is longstanding, bipartisan legislation that prevents taxpayer funding for abortion on demand.
“Defending women’s health means defending access to abortion – not just in theory, but in reality,” Clinton said. “We know that restricting access doesn’t make women less likely to end a pregnancy. It just makes abortion less safe. And that then threatens women’s lives.”
Watch Hillary Clinton’s June 10 speech to Planned Parenthood:
Clinton accused Trump of trying to “take the country backward.”
“We are not going to let Donald Trump or anyone else turn back the clock,” she said.
Clinton added, “Instead of working to continue the progress we’ve made, Republicans, led by Donald Trump, are working to reverse it. Well, Donald, those days are over.”
The Republican National Committee blasted Clinton’s Planned Parenthood speech, saying, “Just days into the general election, Hillary Clinton is already touting a radical agenda” and her backing of the group “is totally out of line with many Americans’ beliefs and denies our Founders’ vision of an unalienable right to life for all.”