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Clinton's defeat shows the abortion lobby is loosing ground, says SPUC

9 November 2016

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has said that the result of the US presidential election 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.

"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."

"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."

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