Muted reaction by ‘pro-family’ groups to family separations

Even as many religious organizations, denounced the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism.

Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. are the National Right to Life Committee and the Susan B. Anthony List. They say their focus on abortion is so intense that they avoid wading into other issues.

David O’Steen is executive director of National Right to Life. He says there are many policies on which his group has no stand, for or against. He noted that President Donald Trump had fulfilled several campaign promises to anti-abortion groups, including appointing federal judges endorsed by those groups and seeking to curtail government funding to Planned Parenthood.

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