For a variety of reasons, the Republican Party broadly, and former President Donald Trump in particular, have struggled to win over a majority of women voters, which has contributed in recent years to the electoral successes enjoyed by Democrats.
In what could prove to be a historic move, Trump just acted to reverse that trend by way of a pledge he signed to "protect the dignity of women and motherhood in all circumstances" if picked by voters to serve a second term as president, the Western Journal reported.
In signing that pledge, the former president became the first of the declared Republican 2024 candidates to back the measure pushed by the conservative Concerned Women for America organization.
On Sunday, Politico reporter Meridith McGraw tweeted, "Penny Nance with @CWforA met with Donald Trump a few weeks ago and with Ron DeSantis a few days ago, per a spox. The group is asking all candidates to sign their 'Presidential Promise to American Women.' Trump was the first to sign:"
Attached to that tweet was a picture of the signed pledge, which reads: "As President of the United States, I promise to uphold the truth that women are exclusively female. Only women can be pregnant and bear children. Only women can be mothers."
"Under my Administration, the status and dignity of women and girls will not be compromised in law or policy," the oath continued. "That sex is binary is a scientific reality, and all federal agencies will be directed to uphold this fact in every policy and program at home and abroad. A person’s claim of ‘gender identity’ does not overrule their sex."
"My Administration will focus on affirming sex-based distinctions that protect women in every area, such as shelters, prisons, housing, healthcare, defense, education, and sports," the vow concluded. "I will protect the dignity of women and motherhood in all circumstances."
The Western Journal noted that the pledge signed by former President Trump is essentially a "rebuke" of the transgenderism issue that the ideological left has so vociferously pushed over the past few years, to the increasingly obvious detriment of biological women and girls.
Setting aside the unmitigated mockery and "blackface"-style role-playing of men pretending to be women, the transgender issue has "marginalized or endangered" biological women and girls as biological men and boys have exploited the issue to gain access to prior female sanctuaries like athletic competitions, dressing and locker rooms, shelters for the homeless or abuse victims, and even women's prisons.
Such activity has been praised and even encouraged by the Biden administration, despite mounting evidence of the dangers posed to actual women and girls by men playing dress-up, but as the pledge makes abundantly clear, that will all begin to end if Trump is re-elected to serve a second term as president.
As was noted by the Politico reporter, CWA's CEO and President Penny Nance met personally with former President Trump at his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey early last month to discuss various women's issues, per a June 8 press release.
Nance said in a statement at that time, "I was honored to meet with President Trump, who was the most pro-life president in our nation’s history. Because of his leadership, tens of thousands of lives have been saved."
"I shared with President Trump the need to protect female athletes in sports who are forced to compete against men and the plight of parents fighting to protect their children from school officials working to sexualize and indoctrinate young minds without notification or consent," she continued.
"President Trump was able to accomplish many things while he was in the White House, but our nation is at a tipping point due to the leftist agenda of the Biden Administration. There is much to do to protect American families; our right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion is a constant struggle," Nance added. "I thank President Trump for the opportunity to discuss these issues and look forward to working with him in the future."