A new Trump campaign ad, airing this week, portrays the 2016 presidential election as a choice between pro-choice candidates like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her anti-choice husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The ad is a direct response to a recent Washington Post editorial titled, Trump’s next big idea for his presidency?
It features footage of pro-life women and their supporters holding signs and chanting slogans, such as “Pro-choice, Pro-life.”
The ad then goes on to list the candidates who support the unborn.
The first candidate listed is Trump, who has endorsed a bill that would prohibit most abortions, although the bill is being challenged by a group of pro–choice women in Congress.
“He’s against abortion,” one woman says, as she and other supporters wave signs.
“We’re not afraid to stand up for unborn people.”
Another woman says she supports Trump because “he’s the one who’s pro-birth.”
She and other pro-abortion activists then chant, “Abortion, Abortion, Abortion.”
(Trump has denied supporting abortion.)
“Abortions aren’t for us,” one of the protesters says.
“They’re for those who want to make a living off of this.
But they’re not for us.
They’re not even for the babies.”
“It’s the same as the war on drugs,” another protester says.
The pro-woman protesters are interrupted by a loud shout-out from a protester, who shouts “I can’t hear you!”
The pro woman protester then walks off, but her supporters continue to shout.
The next day, Trump announced that he would back the legislation in the House, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, and signed it into law.
In the ad, the Trump campaign has also focused on pro-lifers’ support for their own unborn children.
“I don’t think it’s any coincidence that women are the ones who have been fighting for this bill,” one pro-person protester says in the ad.
“That’s why I love you, I love your babies.”
In the past, Trump has also called abortion “murder.”
This ad, though, uses that line in a different context.
Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, has been the focus of several investigations by the FBI and the Department of Justice.
The Department of Health and Human Services is investigating whether Trump violated federal law by offering to reimburse women for abortion procedures.
In December, the Supreme Court upheld Trump’s decision to end funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion services in the United States.
Trump also announced plans to eliminate federal funding for a program that helps women pay for abortions and other family planning services.
“It was a total disaster,” one protester said of the program.
“This is a woman’s health program.
They do everything they can to help women.”
The protesters are not the only ones calling for Trump to reverse his pro-abortions stance.
Earlier this week , a group called Women for Trump launched a campaign to put Trump on a list of anti-abortion candidates.
The Women for President team includes former White House aide and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and is running the ad in the South Carolina primary.
Gingrich has repeatedly called for abortion restrictions to be reversed.
The group also has endorsed candidates in other states, including Indiana, where Gingrich is the state’s lieutenant governor.