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Pro-Life Group Invites Trump to 'Being Pro-Life 101


Students for Life says Trump could use “remedial training” about what it means to be pro-life.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump attends NBC's "Today" Trump Town Hall at Rockefeller Plaza on April 21, 2016 in New York City. *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump

A pro-life group has invited Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to “remedial training” on what it means to be pro-life.

Students for Life tweeted Monday that Trump could use “Being Pro-Life 101.”

“Donald Trump is clearly in need of education on pro-life issues,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, told TheBlaze.

Hawkins characterized a series of recent gaffes by Trump on the issue of abortion as detrimental to the pro-life movement.

“He potentially set the pro-life movement back decades when he declared women should be ‘punished’ for having an illegal abortion,” she said. “He has said that Planned Parenthood does ‘wonderful things’ even though they are the nation’s largest abortion vendor and have been proven by the U.S. House of Representatives last week to have made tens of thousands in profits from selling the parts of babies they aborted. And he said he wants to change the GOP platform to reflect the three exceptions he believes in for abortion (rape, incest, life of the mother).”

Hawkins said Trump needs to be educated on the issue, “and we are the perfect group to provide it.”

“We offer hundreds of trainings a year to our students on these topics and would be happy to give Donald Trump his own personal training on why women shouldn’t be sent to jail for abortions, why babies conceived through rape and incest shouldn’t pay for the sins of their fathers, and why Planned Parenthood, no matter how much ‘good’ they do, should never be taxpayer-funded,” she said.

During a 1999 interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Trump called himself “pro-choice in every respect” and said that a President Trump would not work to implement a ban on partial-birth abortion. During his presidential campaign, Trump has said that he is now pro-life, but he has faced scrutiny from pro-life activists about the sincerity of his claim.

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