FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Senate confirms Pro-Life Jeff Sessions as Attorney General
Washington, D.C. – February 8, 2017: Texas Right to Life is encouraged by President Donald Trump’s nomination and the Senate’s confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Senator Sessions brings strong Pro-Life principles to his position in the president’s cabinet. Among the many campaign promises that contributed to Trump’s victory, his Pro-Life platform was a decisive factor. Having Sessions as a Pro-Life attorney general signals that those campaign promises will become a reality.
President Trump and the Pro-Life majority in Congress vowed to enact important Pro-Life reforms if elected. Since the inauguration, they have acted to fulfill those goals. The Trump administration reinstituted the Mexico City Policy, ensuring that taxpayers no longer fund abortion through international aid. Congress voted to make the Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus, Pro-Life Americans at long last will not have to worry about their tax dollars directly funding abortions. Trump’s administration also showed a strong commitment to defending the preborn with the appearance of Vice President Mike Pence and the president’s adviser Kellyanne Conway at the 44th Annual March for Life.
Still, there is much more needed to protect the Right to Life of all people. Texas Right to Life hopes to see a continued commitment to the Pro-Life movement from the president and his advisers. In order to protect the Right to Life of the preborn, the president and Congress must ensure that Planned Parenthood no longer receives any taxpayer funding. Furthermore, we hope to see the conclusion of the ongoing investigations into Planned Parenthood’s criminal activity, so that the preborn and the women betrayed receive justice.
With so many vital decisions before the president on issues related to the Right to Life, Texas Right to Life is encouraged by the strong Pro-Life conviction of Senator Sessions. We hope that the president’s cabinet will contribute to continued Pro-Life reforms throughout Trump’s first term as president.