Why Is RedState Attacking a Committed Pro-Life Leader? (VIDEO)

Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.

…Donald Trump has made specific promises that [Susan B. Anthony List president] Marjorie [Dannenfelser] has gotten from him in a letter that she’s sending out to recruit other pro-life leaders. They’re the most sweeping promises on pro-life issues ever made. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has committed to abortion on demand up until birth, and with taxpayer funding of it. And to think that somebody who’s committed to that issue needs to adopt whatever it is that is motivating those at RedState to oppose Trump or else to not be sincere and all the other personal attacks that were conveyed in that is beyond the pale.

And I think if you go to The Pulse today and read Terry Schilling’s article on this, it conveys exactly the sense that I have about this which is that particularly for people who are comparing the two candidates on what they have said publicly about their issues, they should be respected and their motives not impugned.

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Hey, RedState? Quit Viciously Attacking Good Conservatives.

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I have a lot of respect for Leon Wolf and all the folks over at RedState. I really do. But I made the decision months ago to ignore their website — at least until Wednesday, November 9th — when they became so stubbornly committed to the #NeverTrump movement that they chose to support Gary Johnson, a pro-abortion, anti-religious freedom statist who is not remotely conservative.

Yuck.

It’s one thing to oppose Trump on a principled level, which I can understand. Several writers for The Pulse 2016 have been vocally #NeverTrump, including Maggie Gallagher, Michael Lucchese, and others. But attacking people — good people — who are trying to do their best to advance the conservative movement is beyond ridiculous for an ostensibly “conservative” website.

Enough, RedState. Stop it.

Kimberly Ross went on a vicious tirade today against Marjorie Dannenfelser, president at Susan B. Anthony List and a frequent contributor at The Pulse 2016, after news broke that Dannenfelser would be heading up Trump’s pro-life coalition:

In no way is Trump trustworthy on abortion or any other issue. He has shown little natural pro-life inclination since January. The only thing that has changed is he has moved up to the front of the pack.

Dannenfelser and others just don’t want to get left behind.

I truly believe the pro-life platform is a foundation on which to base other conservative ideas. Believing life is precious from conception through old age molds a person’s worldview.

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Trump Makes Several Key Pro-Life Commitments, Launches Pro-Life Coalition

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Donald Trump is doing everything he can to make it clear to the pro-life movement: “I’m With You.”

This week Trump tapped Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List and a frequent contributor to The Pulse 2016, to head up his pro-life coalition.

Politico reports:

Dannenfelser will seek to mobilize “national and statewide anti-abortion leaders, with a particular emphasis on people in battleground states,” to activate their “spheres of influence” in support of the Trump campaign, said SBA List spokeswoman Mallory Quigley.

The addition of Dannenfelser, a onetime sharp critic of Trump, to a leadership role on behalf of his campaign is the latest sign that Trump has consolidated support from socially conservative leaders who were initially skeptical of him.

Susan B. Anthony List released Trump’s letter to pro-life leaders this morning. In addition to sharply criticizing Hillary Clinton for her radically pro-abortion views, Trump also committed to pursuing several pro-life goals if elected president:

Hillary Clinton not only supports abortion on-demand for any reason, but she’d take it a step further: she wants to force the taxpayers to pay for abortions by repealing the bi-partisan Hyde Amendment. Hillary Clinton also supports abortion until an hour before birth. And she will only appoint Supreme Court justices who share this view.

She doesn’t even try to hide her extremism. When asked on Meet the Press when unborn children have constitutional rights, Clinton bluntly responded, “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” She is so committed to this view that she proclaimed in a speech that “religious beliefs… have to be changed” in order to advance her abortion agenda.

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