FIC Action Dares the Donald
Weeks ago, our friends at Connecticut Right to Life invited all three candidates for President “who are running as pro-life” to speak at their annual convention, which is this Saturday (April 23rd) in Waterbury.
Late last night the news broke that Donald Trump will, in fact, be in Waterbury on Saturday. But the report only lists another event–right across the street–and makes no mention of the CT Right to Life Convention.
If Trump were to make an appearance at the Connecticut Right to Life Convention, it would be–to borrow a word–tremendous. To the best of our knowledge, no major candidate for President has ever addressed the annual gathering of Connecticut’s pro-life citizens.
On the other hand, if Donald Trump were to speak in the same city where the Connecticut Right to Life Convention is happening, on the same day it is happening, and not make an appearance there, it would be a huge slap in the face to Connecticut pro-lifers from a candidate who says he is pro-life!
So: Will he or won’t he?
In the interests of full disclosure, Family Institute of Connecticut Action was a signatory to an Open Letter to Donald Trump, asking him tough questions on precisely these issues. FIC Action and Connecticut Right to Life both condemned Trump’s remark–which he later retracted–that a woman who has an abortion should be “punished.”
I will disclose, as well, my own personal views: I have endorsed Ted Cruz. I said in a front page, above-the-fold Hartford Courant story that I might not vote at all if Trump is the nominee.
But I have also warned against the phenomenom that calls itself “Never Trump.”
And yet for all that, if Donald Trump were to address the Connecticut Right to Life Convention on Saturday, it would be very much to his credit and I would be the first to say so.
But if Trump does not address the Connecticut Right to Life Convention when he is in the same city, right across the street on the same day it is happening, it will be a huge slap in the face to Connecticut pro-lifers, just three days before our state holds its presidential primary. Huge. Tremendous.
So, which will it be? Will he or won’t he?
Your move, Donald.