If Mr. Trump had gone more this direction on the abortion theme, he’d have my unconditional vote:
"Secretary Clinton, you are right that third trimester abortions involve traumatic situations, and most people cannot imagine the decision faced by those most intimately involved.
When the health of a mother is at risk, she should not have to choose between herself or her child. The child can be delivered alive, and cared for in a NICU, while the mother receives the care she needs. And I am proposing legislation to have all NICU healthcare covered by social security, to give these young lives the best opportunity possible without bankrupting their parents.
Unfortunately, the majority of third trimester abortions occur because the child has been diagnosed in utero with a disability. It is a tragedy in this country how poorly those who are differently-abled are treated.
Some of the most brilliant, most creative, most loving, most influential, strongest individuals are on the spectrum of physical and mental disabilities. And I pledge with my presidency to support 100% the families and caregivers of those who are differently-abled.
I am already forming a commission of experts -- friends with special needs, parents of special needs children, therapists, and healthcare providers -- to inform me on how best to transform our nation's care for those with disabilities. We will fund special education. We will make childcare for special needs children affordable. Whatever this high-priority commission advises, I will advocate and enact, because it is a tragedy to me that parents feel it's better for their children to die in utero than to live with a disability in the United States of America.
Given the state of healthcare, jobs, childcare, and education in our country, I can see how parents might feel forced to choose between their life or the life of their unborn child. As you’re already aware, I’ve committed over and over again throughout this campaign to make it easier to raise children in our country, so parents can feel empowered to choose life for their children.
On Day One of my presidency, I am proposing legislation to re-categorize pregnancy and childbirth as reproductive wellness care. As with all wellness care, it will be covered for free by insurance. No longer will it be cheaper to get an abortion than to have a baby.
We will expand Medicaid and CHIP to all children, regardless of income, because no parent should have to care for a sick child while unable to afford a doctor’s visit or prescription.
Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption leave will be paid. Any worker is eligible, regardless of whether they are full-time, part-time, or contract.
Minimum wage will be established at a livable wage, so parents can support their families.
Childcare will be subsidized for families up to 200% of the poverty level, and any family over this threshold can receive a tax credit – not a tax deduction, a refundable tax credit – for all childcare expenses.
All adoption expenses will also be eligible for refundable tax credits. No family should lose money for opening their hearts to children who need a home.
Children with disabilities will receive the best healthcare, the most advanced therapy, and specialized quality childcare, so their parents know they are embraced by our country, and their children have a promising future. We will set the international standard for special education.
Some in our nation will say these policies are too much. Even some who profess to be pro-life have already said to me, ‘These expenses are untenable. We cannot afford as a nation to support children in this way!’
And to them, I say, ‘Then now, perhaps, as you contemplate these overwhelming expenses for the national budget, you can understand how the cost of parenting might be overwhelming for many in our country. If we want parents to choose life, let’s talk about how to lighten their load, so they can.’
I apologize, Secretary Clinton, I have gone exceedingly over my time limit, and you were so gracious to allow me to conclude.