Pro-Life Family Physician: Trump Is Not Our Man


Matthew Loftus is a family doctor who works at hospital for women and children in South Sudan.  He is pro-life and believes that Donald Trump will do more to harm the pro-life movement than Hillary Clinton.

Here is a piece he published today at the conservative The Federalist:

If Hillary Clinton is taking shots at the culture of life from the outside, Donald Trump is a rot poisoning us from the inside. Any time he has spoken about abortion (which is not often, indicating how unimportant the cause is to him), he has only managed to embarrass the pro-life cause by associating himself with it. Some have suggested that Trump will be held in check or redirected by the “good people” he has surrounded himself with. But he has only managed to corrupt and debase those associated with him. He talks about “the evangelicals” like a pimp who owns them. In turn, far too many pro-lifers have acted like the Biblical character of Oholibah, who prostituted herself to pagan political powers in exchange for protection.

The most pro-life argument for Donald Trump revolves around his promise to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, who would at some point find some way to overturn Roe v. Wade. But in the words of Leon Wolf, “If you believe that Trump has actual pro-life principles or that he will honor any sort of pledge to only appoint pro-life justices, then you have to be one of the most monumental suckers who has ever lived.” Trump’s promises to the pro-life movement are as worthless as a Trump University degree or one of his previous marriage contracts. There is simply no pro-life case for Trump.

But even in the best-case scenario, where Trump does win and does appoint a Supreme Court justice or two that’s favorable to the pro-life cause, his foolish antics will undoubtedly punish down-ballot Republicans in the next few election cycles (assuming that they aren’t battered hard enough this November). With Trump as the de facto standard bearer for the pro-life movement, any anti-abortion measures will have to overcome the gravitational force of his sleaziness to get anywhere. Despite claims that Trump would be a life preserver for the pro-life movement, he is a millstone around our neck. The only way to survive is to let go and keep swimming.

Read the entire piece here.

5 thoughts on “Pro-Life Family Physician: Trump Is Not Our Man

  1. John’s article here is about abortion. That is the topic. There is no other issue. Attack your own church and kindly leave me out of it.

    I’m sure Dr. Fea will enjoy the “idolatry” angle.


    DENVER ( – The archbishop of Denver is blasting Catholics who plan to vote Democrat in this presidential election. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila said that when Catholics stop being Catholic, “the government will step in to fill the void. Indeed, the government will become ‘god’ and impose its beliefs on the citizens.”

    In the diocesan article published Wednesday, Abp. Aquila went on to say voting for a Democratic candidate would be the same as selling out Christ and our Fathers in Faith.

    “Some, both in politics and in the Church, have stated that it is the Church that needs to change Her teaching to include abortion, same-sex unions and even euthanasia,” he said. “Yet, in faithfulness to Jesus Christ, to the Gospel and to Sacred Tradition, the Church cannot change Her teaching on these issues without denying Christ.”

    At a speech given Saturday in Washington, D.C. at the 20th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine, who claims to be a Catholic, said, “My full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality is at odds with the current doctrine of the Church that I still attend. But I think that’s going to change, too.” His comment was met with applause.

    Archbishop Aquila went on to slam the Democratic Party platform for its anti-life agenda. “The platform is aggressively pro-abortion, not only in funding matters, but in the appointment of only those judges who will support abortion and the repealing of the Helms Amendment,” he commented, “which prevents the U.S. from supporting abortion availability overseas. ”

    On the same day as Abp. Aquila’s statement, Republican nominee Donald Trump sent a letter to Catholic leaders. “I have a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you.”

    It continued, “I am, and will remain, pro-life. I will defend your religious liberties and the right to fully and freely practice your religion, as individuals, business owners and academic institutions.”

    Archbishop Aquila summed up his article by counseling Catholics to “look at how each party platform supports human life from conception through natural death, the freedom of religion and the freedom of conscience, the family, and the poor.”


  2. I think a very convincing case can be made that Gary Johnson would appoint Justices that would run in the same vein as an Alito. If so, does that make the Pro-life vote for Trump a moot point?


  3. Unless of course you don’t wear blinders and using your intellectual capacity see that there are a lot more issues than just abortion.

    Then again, one can also do what the GOP has done for a long time which is to run their mouths about abortion and not use their power to eliminate it in order to use it as a cover to attack women’s rights as well as a moral cover for their own hypocrisy on other issues.


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