Ex-President Trump has promised to release political prisoners and pro-life activists unfairly prosecuted under the Biden administration. Trump referenced the October 2020 conviction of pro-life activists Heather Idoni, Lauren Handy, William Goodman, John Hinshaw, and Herb (Rosemary) Geraghty for blocking the entrance to an abortion mill in Washington, D.C., under the FACE Act. (FACE is the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.)
Jonathan Darnel, Joan Andrews Bell, and Jean Marshall, all pro-life rescuers, were found guilty on all charges related to the same rescue on September 15.
Trump implied that critics have accused the Biden administration of unfairly persecuting pro-life activists and conservatives. He promised to swiftly evaluate the cases of all political prisoners unfairly treated by the Biden administration by appointing a particular task group as soon as he is elected. He declared that discrimination against people of faith would never again be tolerated at the federal level.
Trump said that religious people in the United States are not a threat but rather the very heart and soul of the nation. It’s “like a banana republic” in the United States, Trump said. It’s as though we’re a country in the Third World, he proclaimed.
Following his controversial comments on Meet the Press the day before, in which he called Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of a six-week abortion restriction a “bad mistake,” Trump promised to pardon the convicted pro-lifers and other “political prisoners” of the Biden administration. Despite Trump’s reputation as the most pro-life president in American history, pro-life leaders like Lila Rose and Abby Johnson immediately condemned his comments on Thursday for failing to protect the right to life of unborn kids unwaveringly.
During his speech in Washington, Trump highlighted his pro-life presidency by highlighting his appointment of Supreme Court Justices who were collectively responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade and his reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which banned government funding of foreign pro-abortion groups. He also promised to reclaim American culture and restore America’s greatness while paying tribute to the country’s “Christian-Judeo” roots.