Takeaways: Newman among Religious Leaders Who Met with Trump


By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY – Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was among nearly 1,000 conservative religious leaders who met with presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump yesterday at a packed ballroom in New York’s Trump Tower.

“I’m very impressed that Mr. Trump would sit with conservative leaders for multiple questions, and then give direct answers,” said Newman. “I don’t believe anything like this has ever happened.”

Newman served as former co-chair of the Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition, and endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz early on. But with Cruz out of the race, Newman attended the meeting to ensure that Trump would indeed act on his newly-embraced pro-life position, if elected.

During the meeting, Trump promised the following:

1. Appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices, which have been pre-vetted by the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation.
2. Appoint strong pro-life judges to the Federal Courts.
3. Repeal and replace Obamacare and the abortion mandate that forces the insured to pay for abortions and abortifacient drugs.
4. Actively support and sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
5. Defund America’s largest supplier of abortion, Planned Parenthood.

Trump also promised he will keep an open door policy with pro-life leaders, something Republican Presidential candidates have not done in recent elections.

For those pro-life advocates who still have reservations about voting for Trump, Newman had this response:

I understand your concerns, but I’m not here to elect a pastor for America. I’m here to be a voice for the unborn children. The babies scheduled to die at abortion facilities across America don’t care what type of man saves their lives — only that they are not chopped to pieces and their limbs sold like meat in a butcher shop. We know for a fact that Hillary will aggressively continue the carnage. At the very least, Mr. Trump has promised relief for the pre-born babies. For me, that makes the choice at the ballot box an easy one.

[Read Newman’s essay, “To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question”, published May 11, 2016.]

  • Ed Knauf

    NEITHER reflects our views. Trump has been a proabortion liberal Democrat all his life, and now because his name isn’t Hillary he merits our vote?? No thank you.

  • Moses was a murderer before God called him. and that’s just one of many examples.
    God does not choose the qualified he qualifies the chosen. There is evidence in the bible where God chose a secular king to do his work. God even chose a donkey to talk to a prophet.

  • The president has no power to change the supreme court rulings anyway. Trump has shown a list of very conservative judges, and that’s all we need to end abortion. A vote for Castle is a vote for Hillary.

  • Some people keep saying “I don’t like Trump but…” what is there not to like?

  • Only God knows a persons heart. We all are guilty of immorality at some point in our lives. You will never find a perfect human being. Jesus said “Only God is good.” Would you trust crooked Hillary?
    The president has no power over the Supreme court decisions. Trump will choose conservative judges who will be able to end abortions.

  • Following your view. Christians should never vote because there is no perfect candidate. Christians followed this view and put Obama into office. Trump and Hillary are not perfect. Jesus said only God is good. So as I vote for Trump I would be voting for the most qualified. God chose Moses while he was a murderer. Yet God qualified him. God can qualify imperfect Trump.

  • I believe in repentance. and second chances.

  • Ed Knauf

    So do I. He has never done anything for which he must repent, he said it himself. He’ll say what he thinks you want to hear, in order to gain power. He is dangerous. #nevertrump

  • Ed Knauf

    Trump is in no way called or chosen. He is a believer in one god – himself. He’s on his 3rd wife; he boasts of numerous adulterous affairs; he watched Paris Hilton porn with his girlfriend; he is an unabashed liar; he happily kicked people out of their homes to build a casino parking lot; and he’s never seen any need to repent of sin. He is not fit for office, in his character or qualifications. His only qualification is “he’s not Hillary.” neither was Hitler -would you vote for him? My prayer is that the GOP convention wakes up and nominates a real conservative, one who can beat Hillary. Trump cannot.

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  • keepyourpower

    If you go never Trump…the election goes to the most evil woman in the USA.

  • Carol

    Well said. Mitt Romney was a Mormon. Some Christians refused to vote for him because of that. So we got 4 more years of Obama and now our country is falling apart. Romney would have been much better, even if he isn’t officially a “Christian.”

  • Carol

    Terrific picture of Troy and Donald!

  • Carol

    OK, JK, go ahead and help Hillary Clinton win the election. But, don’t complain when she continues 4 more years (at least) of Obama’s deadly policies.

  • Carol

    Ed, I know nothing I say will convince you that Trump is worth your vote. So, you will help Hillary get elected. I don’t know how anyone can think Trump is more “dangerous” than pro-abortion, pro-Islamic extremism Hillary Clinton, but that is your choice. Just please don’t complain about Hillary for the next 4 years if she is elected.

  • Carol

    Ronald Reagan was divorced as well.

  • Carol

    God judges nations that shed innocent blood. I think it is a critical criteria when electing a President.

  • I just read that Trump had recently accepted Jesus.

  • Ed Knauf

    What did Mr Trump tweet about yesterday? SCOTUS decision? No! He tweeted about Senator Warren and her criticism of his goofy campaign hat. There’s still time to replace him with a serious, adult, candidate. What say you Troy?


    I don know much about Newman, however, i like what he has to say about childrens lives that are in danger of being taken away at birth. I am also upset with Clinton’s closed mouth approach to funding Planned Parenthood. Trump needs to conduct more of these type meetings in the immediate future.