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Trump says he'll sign order aimed at protecting premature babies in appeal to religious voters

Added 09-23-20 12:58:02pm EST - “President Trump on Wednesday announced he will sign an executive order? he says would? ensure all babies born alive,? including those born prematurely or that survive abortions, receive medical care, in an appeal to conserva” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE on Wednesday announced he will sign an executive order he says would ensure all babies born alive, including those born prematurely or that survive abortions, receive medical care, in an appeal to conservative and religious voters.

"Today I am announcing that I will be signing the born alive executive order to assure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve. This is our sacrosanct moral duty," Trump said during a pre-recorded address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

The text of the order was not available after the announcement, making it unclear what it actually does. Trump said his administration would also increase federal funding for neonatal research.

The president made the announcement during a pre-recorded address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Trump has seen his support among Catholics erode during his first term – a poll released this week showed him trialing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE by 12 points.

But Trump has grabbed onto issues like religious liberty, the appointment of conservative judges and his opposition to state laws that expand access to late-term abortions to appeal to evangelical voters.

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