Some thoughts: Is Trump really pro life, or is he just pandering for votes? During the 2016 election, I frankly didn’t trust Trump. I thought his pro life “conversion” was no different than Mitt Romney’s, i.e., just pandering for votes from the conservative base of the party. Trump was vocally pro abortion his whole life, a liberal New Yorker who had the Clintons as guests at his marriage to Melania. He said really rude and crude things about women. I didn’t trust his “pro life” position prior to the election. I voted for a pro life third party candidate. That he used pro life rhetoric to solidify the support of the base is undeniable in Romney’s case, but with Trump? Trump said he had a pro life conversion because a couple he knew had a problem pregnancy but decided against abortion and to keep the child, and that he has grown very fond of that child. I’m convinced now that child is Barron Trump, and that couple was he and Melania. He really has had a pro life conversion. Melania had her grandmother’s Rosary wrapped around her hand instead of carrying flowers at their wedding. She is a self described Catholic, often photographed in front of various statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her devotion is real, regardless of anything else, and her influence on her husband simply cannot be understated. Everything Trump has done for the pro life, pro family and religious rights causes is more than all of our vaunted bishops have done during these corresponding years. A cynical politician trying to sway votes simply says things he wants the pro life voting block to hear. He does NOT follow through on his promises. Trump has been like Constantine before his baptism, doing the right things but not necessarily for the right reasons. But maybe he’s well beyond that point now. That’s between him and God. I must admit I became choked up just now, watching Trump address the March For Life. He spoke from his heart, not as a cynical politician trying to solidify support among a large important voting block, but as an imperfect person following through on real convictions. For my friends on social media who tragically persist in Never Trump nonsense and various forms of Trump Derangement Syndrome, I’m sorry, it’s past time for this. I’m going to have to unfriend you due to your obvious lack of discernment in this crucial hour. I’m voting for Trump in 2020.