'Pro-Life' Groups Praise Trump But Are Silent on Charlottesville (Updated) - 2017-08-15
They have thrown their lot in with President Donald Trump over his record on abortion, but the nation's leading anti-choice groups have largely remained silent over Trump's widely criticized response to the fatal white supremacist violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nor have many of these groups condemned the violence itself, which claimed the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer over the weekend and injured dozens of others. Two police officers also died in a helicopter crash.
Americans United for Life, whose former president, Charmaine Yoest, backed Trump during the campaign and was later tapped for a top position at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), posted nothing about Charlottesville on its website or social media.