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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. As other presidential candidates fight to raise money, Trump is reminding everyone he’s already got a lot of it. The celebrity businessman’s campaign was expected to reveal details on July 15 of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 million when announcing his Republican presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

By Carol Tobias, LifeNews, Nov. 11, 2019

LifeNews Note: Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee.

WASHINGTON, DC – For many years, National Right to Life and its state affiliates have labored intensively and diligently to elect pro-life candidates, who then enacted pro-life laws– only to see Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, or a local abortion facility challenge those laws in court. Far too often, the challenges were successful, because some judges legislate from the bench rather than follow the U.S. Constitution.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, with a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Trump released a statement acknowledging Scalia’s legacy, adding, “His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country.”

The presidential candidate also made public a list of persons from which he said he would pick nominees for vacancies on the Supreme Court, saying those on the list were “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value.” ….