Donald Trump is US president- what next?
9 November 2016
The challenge for pro-lifers is now beginning
Donald Trump has beaten Hillary Clinton to become president of the United States, an event which could have huge significance for the American pro-life movement.
Donald Trump's changing positions on abortion have given many pro-lifers cause for concern, but his victory in the 8 November election means that Hillary Clinton, a vocal advocate of abortion, will not become president.
Hard-line pro-abortion position not resonating with the American public
"This result is hugely significant," said SPUC's general secretary Paul Tully. "It shows that the hard-line pro-abortion position of people like Hillary Clinton is not resonating with the American public. Yesterday, Google Trends revealed that 'abortion' was the top search about Mrs Clinton. In addition, a recent Marist poll showed that 80% of Americans disagree with her position that abortion should be legal up to birth."
Google trends showed that abortion was the number one thing people wanted to know about Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary Clinton's extreme position on abortion - denying all protection to life in the womb - was clearly a strong factor in her defeat," continued Mr Tully. "The challenge for our friends in the states is to take advantage of the opportunities that Mr Trump's presidency offers; stopping government funding of abortion, ensuring that pro-life Supreme Court justices are appointed, and promoting pro-life legislation at state and federal level."